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Wedding videos are a waste of money in my opinion. I would pass on it. We only did photos and I haven't looked at those since shortly after the wedding.

Then again these days I would probably pass on the wedding entirely.
Speaking of a waste of money and weddings…several years ago the only daughter of a close friend was getting married. They lived in an up-scale community and the daughter was planning a $30,000 wedding. My friend, a practical man, offered them the $30,000 as a down payment on a house rather than blowing it on a wedding.
She chose the wedding, hands down! One day celebration and it’s all gone!

Not to defend wedding photographers…it’a field open for rip-off artists and people over-selling their talent and capabilities... but having to deal with the raw emotion and estrogen of a wedding in the planning and execution stages…then trying to collect on the invoices due when the euphoria has passed and the cold reality of money spent sets in after the event….that’s a tough way to make a living!
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Speaking of a waste of money and weddings…several years ago the only daughter of a close friend was getting married. They lived in an up-scale community and the daughter was planning a $30,000 wedding. My friend, a practical man, offered them the $30,000 as a down payment on a house rather than blowing it on a wedding. She chose the wedding, hands down! One day celebration and it’s all gone! Not to defend wedding photographers…it’a field open for rip-off artists and people over-selling their talent and capabilities... but having to deal with the raw emotion and estrogen of a wedding in the planning and execution stages…then trying to collect on the invoices due when the euphoria has passed and the cold reality of money spent sets in after the event….that’s a tough way to make a living!
I worked part time at a TV station and did freelance stuff on the side back when my wife and I were still dating

Wedding videography was such a hellish ordeal that I completely refused to do it at all. I did maybe 2 weddings. And that was for family and only after they begged me for days on end. And by the time I agreed they knew enough to leave me the hell alone and keep me out of their drama when I showed up with my gear.

I hate weddings. With a fiery passion.
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Speaking of a waste of money and weddings…several years ago the only daughter of a close friend was getting married. They lived in an up-scale community and the daughter was planning a $30,000 wedding. My friend, a practical man, offered them the $30,000 as a down payment on a house rather than blowing it on a wedding.
She chose the wedding, hands down! One day celebration and it’s all gone!

Not to defend wedding photographers…it’a field open for rip-off artists and people over-selling their talent and capabilities... but having to deal with the raw emotion and estrogen of a wedding in the planning and execution stages…then trying to collect on the invoices due when the euphoria has passed and the cold reality of money spent sets in after the event….that’s a tough way to make a living!
Thank God I don't have a daughter! Seriously though, if it were me I would have offered $30K towards a house or $15K towards the wedding. One or the other. Take it or leave it.

$30 for a wedding is just egotistical over-indulgence.
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Thank God I don't have a daughter! Seriously though, if it were me I would have offered $30K towards a house or $15K towards the wedding. One or the other. Take it or leave it.

$30 for a wedding is just egotistical over-indulgence.
i'm with ya Vikingdad! i thought that $25 for the marriage license and $20 to the judge to perform the ceremony was a bit high myself!
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i'm with ya Vikingdad! i thought that $25 for the marriage license and $20 to the judge to perform the ceremony was a bit high myself!
Ha! That’s what my wife and I did…43 years ago…in the San Jose courthouse. I don’t even remember paying the judge!
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Ha! That’s what my wife and I did…43 years ago…in the San Jose courthouse. I don’t even remember paying the judge!
that's cause your wife to be got you drunk before the ceremony!
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My wife and I spent around $3,000 total, including rings, license, etc. and that was too much IMO.

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that's cause your wife to be got you drunk before the ceremony!
It’s true…but how did you know that?!
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It’s true…but how did you know that?!
just a guess. might have been what happened to me. it's still kind of blurry even after all these years!
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I worked part time at a TV station and did freelance stuff on the side back when my wife and I were still dating

Wedding videography was such a hellish ordeal that I completely refused to do it at all. I did maybe 2 weddings. And that was for family and only after they begged me for days on end. And by the time I agreed they knew enough to leave me the hell alone and keep me out of their drama when I showed up with my gear.

I hate weddings. With a fiery passion.
My wife does Out Photography/Video for whatever project we're working on. She does the Sports stuff for us, and we've done some Pet stuff & scenics on the side, as well as some PR related stuff. She often thought about wedding work, and when you can get it (and collect) it's good money but it's too much Crap to have to deal with. We just did a favor last night for one of our friends for their 12 Year old's B-Day Party Centered around Last night's NFL game, Done very nicely and a Local Rest., and the family rented a 62" Screen for the party(4-9pm). even though it was gratis( I MC'ed) for our friends(the parents) they gave us a very nice Tip...Plus, even with 15 11-14 Year olds, I guess because they we're all into Football....it was 50 People with Parents/Older sibs,...all in different NFL Jerseys( I broke out my 1990 SBXXV Mark Bavaro #89 In Alternate-Black with White numbers, Red "NY" and Blue trim), But "Fun" jobs are Few & far between. and Weddings Aren't fun for service providers..
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