After seeing a friend's video (and talking to her about how much of the evening she missed until she sat down and watched it), I really had to rethink my plan to skip a video. After much research, I found a small local company that does beautiful work that was totally willing to work with us on our budget! They even threw in really awesomely priced packages for engagement photos and a TTD session. (In my area, videography averages $1200 with engagement sessions and TTD session starting around $350) We got 3 hours of coverage - with 2 cameras & wireless mikes, 3 edited DVD's, a highlight reel, a 2 hour engagement session and a 2 hour TTD session (with CD's we have all the rights to) for $1000! *doing a happy dance!