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Wedding Videography for Less

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Planning a wedding quickly becomes overwhelming, because there are so many things that cost so much. Our big three items: food, venue, and photography, all make up a large portion of our expenses, so when we thought about videography I wasn't sure what to do. How do we get wedding videography for less when the minimum for videography in my area is $1000? It could have fit in our budget, however, videography isn't enough of a priority for us to pay that kind of money for it, so we looked to other options.

Brady and I still at the very least want a video of the actual wedding ceremony to keep and show our family in the future. We would also like some video of the reception, although that isn't a “must”. So we turned to our friends and family for some help.

We sent out an email to some close relatives who we thought may have some resources. My uncle has a good camera, and a cousin has a couple more cameras and a tripod. They both said that they would love to help, and have no problem filming on that day. I know someone that has a video editing program that I am very familiar with on their computer, and they said that I am welcome to edit my video with it.

We plan to give gift cards to those who will be filming for the wedding, and we are so excited to still have a wedding video without the cost of it being professionally done! Editing will take a lot of long and tedious hours, but I would rather work on that for a week than have to spend another couple thousand dollars. The quality will be a bit lower than professional and it will take work, but that's what being budget-savvy is all about!

What other resources have you turned to in order to save? Have you had to compromise quality in favor of keeping within your budget?


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About Lydia

I'm Lydia, a very recent graduate working part time in retail and interning, spending the rest of my time applying for full-time positions and having adventures in west Texas. My wonderful fiance proposed at the end of October and we are thrilled to be getting married on May 2! We are working on creating a fun, laid back, classic, relaxed morning wedding followed by a brunch reception, and I am excited to share and engage with all of you!

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