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Videographer/DJ in Charlotte

Happy Holidays, all!  My goal during my two weeks off work this holiday season is to check some things off the wedding checklist!   

I booked my photographer a couple days ago, and now I'm wondering if I should get a videographer.  I think it would be great to have a videographer to capture some of the moments we'll want to watch back again and again, but I definitely don't have it in my budget to do something fancy.  Are there any videographers that anyone would recommend in Charlotte for under $1000, or should I start recruiting family members to man the camcorder and sacrifice the quality? 

Also, looking for recommendations for a DJ in Charlotte as well.  Looking for someone that's not too expensive, will keep the party rolling, and won't play music on the "Do not play' list!

Thanks!
Megan

Re: Videographer/DJ in Charlotte

  • edited December 2011
    All the Right Grooves is a board fave! We are using Jill in May 2011. We also looked at Audio 2 Go, they were a little bit more expensive but came highly recommended from two of my girlfriends that got married in 2010.
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  • edited December 2011
    oops, that was for DJ- we haven't booked a videographer yet, but there are some lovely videos somewhere on the board! Again, you get what you pay for- you could probably find someone "a la carte" that can work with your budget. Good luck!
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  • edited December 2011
    I'll second All the Right Grooves - we're using them in April.  Sorry I'm no help with the videographer though.
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  • jgcohnjgcohn member
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    edited December 2011
    I read in a magazine that if budget is really an issue you could check a local art school.  Students and professors at art schools are really good and WAY cheaper!

    Just an idea =)
  • edited December 2011
    For a DJ you could check out Chubby's Karaoke. They do weddings and private parties as well as karaoke. My FI (finance I believe, this is my first post) is friends with the owner and we go to their karaoke shows all the time.
  • Beth0882Beth0882 member
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    edited December 2011
    We used ATRG for our Oct. wedding and Jill was AWESOME.  She kept things moving and even dealt with an uncomfortable situation for me -- when FIL wanted to make a toast and open it up to others, she came and asked me what I wanted to do, and when I said heck no, we are not wasting time on other toasts, she went and told him for me so I didn't have to :)  The dance floor was packed, and they are unobtrusive and not obnoxious like some DJs.  She also did our ceremony music and it was great.
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  • booboo122887booboo122887 member
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    edited December 2011
    We are going with Charlotte Video Ventures. There are about 4 or 5 different packages but 2 of them are under $1000. Hope this helps!
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  • megan51528megan51528 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks to all of you for the great feedback!  All great leads on the DJs, and I love the idea of reaching out to the art schools for a videographer!!! 
  • CltBride2008CltBride2008 member
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    edited December 2011
    BooBoo can you tell us any more about your videographer? I am also struggling with finding a videographer - I just want someone to film the ceremony and not charge me $1500! I dont want a full length feature film - just the 20 min ceremony people!!

    I was DYING to use ATRG but of course they were booked - we went with Split Second Sound who has gotten rave reviews. I met with Vinny one of the owners and he was awesome. My only requirement - keep people on the dance floor! Our package is $675 which is the most basic but I think they can go up to $1000+
  • booboo122887booboo122887 member
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    edited December 2011
    Charlotte Video Ventures is one of the least expensive videographers that I have found. I was a little nervousabout going with them because you always hear "you get what you pay for" but after meeting with him and looking at some of his work on his website, I was very comfortable with using him. You can go to google and type in Charlotte Video Ventures and it will bring you right to the website. There is also a listing of his prices and examples of his videos. All together our package will be $995 which isn't bad compared to what others are charging. Hope this helps!
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