I was the girl who historically never believed a videographer was necessary - or even worth the money - for a wedding. We had two friends who swore that you cannot possibly get married without a videographer, and that it was one of the most important vendors to budget for. I opted instead for a wonderful photographer, and just never made room in my wedding budget for videography, and didn't get why on earth it was so important to others.
And then it happened. I stumbled across www.amazingweddingmovies.com two weeks before my wedding, and fell in love with two of the videos. I felt that the pricing was very reasonable, and we had a family member come forward and offer to help with more of our budget than we originally planned. I figured it couldn't hurt to call and ask if they happen to be available, right? It just so happened they had a cancellation the same weekend as my wedding! It actually turned out to be an incredible experience. Our videographer was willing to work with us on music, editing, filming a week after our wedding to add-in a few extras, etc. And it's cool to see other people's wedding videos, but I was completely beside myself when we received ours! We've recently received our pictures, which I absolutely love as well, and we haven't even seen our final edits on the pics. Overall though, I think I've turned into that girl who now swears that videography is such an amazing time capsule. I feel like it tells our personal story and captures the wedding day in ways that photography cannot. Our videographer was willing to provide stills from video as well, which I think a lot of videographers do now for conveniene.
I'm sharing my video, in case it helps future brides decide whether or not to hire a videographer. It's an added cost to a seemingly endless list of costs, but it was oh-so-worth-it for us