Videographer Alternatives to Cut Costs

Most couples put a lot of the wedding day capturing emphasis on the photographer, but some still would love to be able to have someone to capture the day on video! While everyone will tell you, and you’ll remind yourself, to “be in the moment,” it’s easy to get caught up in the celebration. By the end of the night, you’ll be surprised how quickly the day flew by, and you may wish you would’ve spent the extra money for someone to film it so you could go back and see what you may have missed. If you want the video experience, but not the videographer prices, we have some alternatives you may be interested in giving a try!

Credit: Paper to Stone, Harvard Photography

Credit: Paper to Stone, Harvard Photography

Set up a video booth or camera to pass around
Sure the whole, “share your wish with the couple,” or whatever you’ve seen in 80’s movies seems a little silly, but it can actually be a lot of fun! Have a station, like a photo booth, with a video camera on a tripod for people to hit record and give you a message, or have a video camera for people to take around the evening with them! You could even designate people from your wedding party to take turns bringing it around dinner, the dance floor, etc., with them, so you know for sure people are using it and you’re getting some action to watch later!

Credit: Daily Mail UK

Credit: Daily Mail UK

GoPros!
If you like the idea of having someone with a camera at all times, you could get a couple of GoPro video cameras to give a few guests to hold (or attach it to them some how…if they are willing/comfortable!). Or simply set them up around the reception area to catch what guests are up to.

Hashtags
Insist that your guests use a specific (already decided upon) hashtag when they upload videos ad pictures! You could even ask guests to take more videos and tag you or the hashtag so you have plenty of video to look at later on! You could even compile everything you get from the guests into one, or hire a professional to do it later (still cheaper than a videographer, and students may be the perfect “professional!”).

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