To video or not to video

Discussion in 'Wedding Photography And Videography' started by just_another_bride, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. just_another_bride

    just_another_bride New Member

    I've just started planning for my wedding and my finance and i are undecided on getting a videographer for the day. Is it worth spending the money? Seems like a lot of people pay to get this done, watch it once, and then chuck it aside to collect dust.

    What do others think?

  2. icechoco

    icechoco New Member

    I spend $1K for the video for memory sake. Had 2 DVDs. It tells more than just photographs. But in reality, so far, only watched once. Can take it collecting dust. However, maybe the "story" will come alive again when my child start asking me about how is my wedding like. I think during that time, it will be interesting to let my future children / grandchildren watch. Hopefully the DVD will last till then. As long as i keep cleaning it.
  3. just_another_bride

    just_another_bride New Member

    Hi ic,

    Thanks for your view.

    I see your point about the video capturing more than photos. I guess I could make it more "value for money" by organising a wedding video watching night every year to relive the moment!

    I think if you keep the DVD dust free and not in a space with extreme temperatures, it should last. [​IMG]

    P.s: were you happy that you got the video in the end?
  4. midas

    midas New Member


    i did not hv VG during my AD coz i think photos r enuf for me so i saved the money for other things i tot is more important [​IMG]

    maybe u could try and get a friend to shoot the event using a videocam instead...coz so far the videos i saw in wedding dinners shot by videographers r not tat impressive anyway.

    juz my 2 cents..
  5. pinkbunny

    pinkbunny New Member

    my thoughts: we didn't want to video cos we thought it would be just an extra cost. but we're very glad my uncle and my colleague volunteered to video the event cos there were moments we never would have managed to see and like icechoco said, it's a nice thing to show the kids. my friends young daughter my friend's wedding video watches it over and over
  6. just_another_bride

    just_another_bride New Member

    thanks for sharing your experiences.

    we are considering using our own videocam to video the event but we're not sure who to ask. My future FIL wanted to do it which is why we thought of getting someone cos we want him to relax and enjoy the day.

    i think we're going to start meeting with some videographers and see what they can offer before coming to a final decision. If anyone has a good videographer to reccomend, we'll be grateful.
  7. hue123

    hue123 New Member


    For me I will not be having a videographer as the video might be collecting dust somewhere after the wedding.
    Would rather invest in a gd wedding photographer.
  8. simlemon

    simlemon New Member

    hi, i think if u r not running on a tight budget, shld get a VG. i did it for my solemnisation and sometimes will take it out to watch again. really will relive the memories and it's the only time u see urself like actor n actress. haha..
  9. cyf

    cyf New Member

    In my case, I'm still undecided whether to get a videographer or not for my own wedding in November this year. Cost issues aside, I don't think I'll want to watch the video of my own wedding.
  10. tyingknot2007

    tyingknot2007 New Member

    as for me, i am planning to get a videographer but a cheap one. would not go for video express so will be cheaper. still looking for one. anyone got cheap one to recommend? also feel that i would not take out much to view.

    got a bit regret did not buy videocam and ask my friend video it for me durinb my rom. so would not like to regret this time round for my AD.
  11. snowiee

    snowiee New Member

    can share the contacts of reliable and reasonably priced VG pls?

    my email is

    thanks [​IMG]
  12. lyons

    lyons New Member

    <font color="119911">hi girls, wanted to ask, how much are videographers generally? Can get below $1000?</font>
  13. wyy

    wyy New Member


    if $999 how?

    Mine I got it at a special rate of $500 bcos of their anniversary. dun think my VG giving this promo already.I used Raymondo Production, Interested you can PM me so i can forward the contact details to u.
  14. beautifulday

    beautifulday New Member

    I think should video. But should we have highlight, photo montage or animation ?
  15. applechew80

    applechew80 New Member

    Hi HL,

    check ur email. [​IMG]
  16. fengniu

    fengniu New Member

    Hi all,

    Can you share with me your AD video &amp; pkg &amp; VG's contact too pls?

    thks in adv. :p

    my email:
  17. lilcreature

    lilcreature New Member


    Can anyone share their VG contact, esp if it is reasonable and -ahem- cheap and affordable. Please email me:

  18. cutie_gal

    cutie_gal Member

    Hi All,

    I have resonably priced PG &amp; VG. If interested, pls email me at

  19. min2

    min2 New Member


    my best friend hired simon video. AD PG and VG for $1400 i think. and product quite good
  20. lilcreature

    lilcreature New Member

  21. snowbell42

    snowbell42 New Member

    Hi Min Min, can send me s well? thanks

    Hi Birds of Paradise, mind sending me the package s well?

    u gals have their website so that i can view their works? [​IMG]
  22. bride_sept05

    bride_sept05 New Member

    Hi ladies,

    i can recommend mine to you gals. Those photographers and videographers are from JB. My friends recently married also use them. Well, affordable and services good...

    Anyone interested, do drop me an email
  23. judy_lsk

    judy_lsk New Member

    hi bride bride,

    intitally, i was like you, feel that it's a waste of $ but lucky hubby insist on having and u know wat? I watched countless time from end Sept till now.. with families n friends.. they all laughed and enjoyed watching so much.. no regrets at all.. [​IMG]
  24. judy_lsk

    judy_lsk New Member

    Btw, my videographer charge only $600 and he is good!
  25. snowiee

    snowiee New Member

    hi rusty,

    which VG did you engaged? [​IMG]
  26. purin04

    purin04 New Member

    hi gals just sent u an email of my ad videographer..check them out to see if ur interested ..[​IMG]
  27. hoppinghippos

    hoppinghippos New Member

  28. snowbell42

    snowbell42 New Member

  29. gregda

    gregda New Member

  30. ivied

    ivied New Member

  31. xiaowenzi

    xiaowenzi New Member

    hi yvonne and rusty, also keen to find out more abt yr videographer? can send me their packages' details and contacts? thanks!
  32. kenjoc

    kenjoc New Member

  33. fond1711

    fond1711 New Member

  34. paper

    paper New Member

    hi! rusty...

    can u give me the contacts of the VG? as well as his website..

  35. paper

    paper New Member

  36. jezzrey

    jezzrey New Member

  37. icemilo00

    icemilo00 New Member

  38. kimberlitis

    kimberlitis New Member

    hey ppl! videography holds more than meets the eye!..compared to just the photos, videos can catch the laughter, playfulness, elation..and well..just the whole 'feeling' of the day..dont u agree?? :]
  39. legato

    legato New Member

    Hi Rusty and Yvonne,

    I'm also searching for a VG below $1K, can share with me the contacts of ur VG..thks
  40. selenal

    selenal New Member

  41. berszewai

    berszewai New Member

    We just had our wedding and we strongly encourage you gals to have a videographer if your budget allows. Photos is flat while videos have audio and it makes a big difference. Especially the sabo part during gatecrashing and well wishes from your guests are all captured. Photos and videos complete each other and these beautiful memories will last a long time.

    We highly recommend our VG. He's pretty good and accomodating. His price is reasonable and work quite well with my photographer.

    PM me for contacts
  42. kimberlitis

    kimberlitis New Member

    hey selsel!

    you can visit to check out some of our videos.
    i have also mailed you our contact.

    regards, kim
  43. bunnypop

    bunnypop New Member

    Hi Rusty Piano

    Can you forward me your AD VG contact please ... my AD is in Jan 2007. Thanks. My email :
  44. kolabear

    kolabear New Member

    hv u consider videography from Malaysia contact?

    i did my photography in JB and engage the videography from there. charges ard S$1k and includes the following:

    a)convert our wedding photos to play out at night during dinner
    b)whole day shooting, inc monring and nite
    c) express montage. this is e most interesting one 1 like. its only 8mins but far off better than most u see. what u norm see in ur freind wedding is they edit and play a long boring 20mins on screen.. for mine short but i tell u, its hilarious.. my videographer edit until very 'ng' and my guest cant help laughing.. U must see to understand what i am saying and sure u will love it..
    d) his transport to Singapore
    e) 3 DVD with personalised front cover.. like a DVD movie progra

    of course, if u wan lesser 'covergae' the charges is lower as well but we took e package which in 'all in' as u cant get in Sinagpore price
  45. vocare

    vocare New Member

    Videography is more about capturing the moment with the nice music to suit the editing.
    the beauty of videography lies with capturing conversation, interview and storyboarding.
    Some editor like to fill up with effect while some just show the video just like a story .
    A special day of your life should be capture not just with still but with sound and motion.

  46. eviangal

    eviangal New Member

  47. purin04

    purin04 New Member

    hi vivien,i have a company to intro u also..they are doing my ad .wanna check them out as well?[​IMG]
  48. legato

    legato New Member

    Hi Yvonne,

    I am looking for a videographer below $1K. Possible to share your contacts with me. Thks.
  49. wiselygal

    wiselygal New Member


    I agree with what Sam said. When I got back my video, i regretted not doing the evening one as well. It paid S$500 for my VG and it is very good. We all had a very good laugh as its the special day for you to remember for the rest of your life. Also, the relatives also hoped to have a chance to appear on TV!

    We had really a good laugh !
  50. purin04

    purin04 New Member

    hi legato,the company dat i engaged is a professional videography company..the prices dat i got is slightly above 1K..they reali do produce quality work.u still keen to have theri contacts?do let me know ya..[​IMG]

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