Just wondering about your advice and experience around what the above cover-
I've been looking at packages - videog to cover prep and photog to cover prep both covering until first dance +2/3 songs after. I know the house will be fairly packed as it is so I'm wondering if you have advice or what have ye gone for in the past?
I'd like the wedding video to have from beginning prep all through the day but would also like pictures too
I've gotten o the stage now where I'm thinking about what memories we'll have after - so I would pay the extra for the house photos and videos same cut back on the less necessary stuff that will be gone long after the big day!
As photographers who specialise in full day coverage (we cover both partners preps) we find our couples really enjoy seeing the photos from each others houses and the shenanigans that went on. I'm sure videographers will say the same. Those morning shots go a long way to telling the story of your day especially when they are professionally put together in a storybook album. It helps too if there are two photographers with you for your full day as they can cover a lot more ground during the drinks reception etc.
As the above posters said, memories are most important. You want to relive your day and show your children or grandchildren and the only way you can do that is through the photos and video. I would adjust your budget in other areas to suit.
We also cover both bride and groom preps as it sets the scene for the day and tells the story. Plus the parents love being part of it on both sides!
I just had our photographer at the house for the wedding prep and our videographer started at the hotel. I knew I wouldn't be able to relax if there was a video camera around the house while getting ready and the rest of the bridal party were the same. The video camera didn't bother me in the slightest on the day because there was so much going on. Just something to think about if you or your bridal party would feel comfortable getting ready with a video camera there.