I used storymix for my March wedding. I got the package that included 3 cameras and the app/link. It was PERFECT for my needs.
Here’s why: Unfortunately, a videographer didn’t fit in my budget, but many of my friends that had recently gotten married had major regrets that they didn’t have a video of the big day (because as you will soon see, there are so many moments that you miss out on because you just can’t be everywhere at once!). So, I went seeking other alternatives. I found StoryMix on Pinterest and thought – wow I get an app and a video at a fab price. The experience was easy,…like many brides, I had a million questions and they were ALWAYS prompt at answering them. They really do have great customer service.
Beforehand: The link that I got came long before the wedding, so I was able to make little postcards for all the guests, so they could download the app and have the link beforehand. The cameras arrived a couple of days before the wedding – just enough time, so that I didn’t have to worry about them arriving, but not too early that I feared losing them of forgetting about them!
Wedding day: At the wedding day, I passed three cameras out to three responsible friends that I knew would take care of them, not lose them, and get good footage. I gave two to my friends and one to my husband’s friend – so that we got stuff from different angles! My friends were so excited to have a “project” and literally used them for every event – which was great – a professional videographer would have never been able to get three different angles and different events that were happening. That was the beauty of the services – three different perspectives…and if it happens to be the same, you have three different versions and can pick the best!
All in all: Let me be real. These are still flip cams. You can’t compare a professional videographer (who has years and years of experience and $20,000 camera) to your Uncle Bob videoing with a flip cam…it’s just not the same quality. However, it’s an incredible value and alternative. Some of the videos are shakey (also let’s be real even my “responsible” friends were drinking), but the moments that your friends are able to capture (because they intimately know you ) makes the video even more special. I got to see the fun that all my friends were having, while I was out saying hello to everyone, etc. Also, because it was my friends taping rather than a professional, people were a lot less camera shy.
Summary: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. My husband and I had so much fun watching all the raw footage, excited to see what we would see next. I had no idea later in the night one of my friends started dancing with a chair, and it became a “thing” and everyone was dancing with a chair! I never would have known that happened. We had footage of EVERY event (getting ready, ceremony, cocktail hour, cake, first dance, etc etc etc)
It’s a fun experience, easy to do with great customer service. We have a fabulous final product – especially for the price! You won’t regret the expense.
PS. One final note about the customer service…I got back from my honeymoon and knew I had to send my last camera back. I stupidly put a “ground” fed ex box in an express one and then went away for a week on a business trip. StoryMix called me to let me know that they hadn’t received my camera and wanted to start on my project. I told them that I put it in fedex….well they followed up and fedex had no tracking number and never received it. I, of course, had a minor freak out thinking that I wouldn’t have my honeymoon footage (riding an elephant in Bali! ) The customer service rep at StoryMix took on the task of finding my package, talked to FedEx daily and continually kept me updated. They went above and beyond. When I got back to my office, the box was sitting outside the fedex box! All that drama and it was all my fault! Just a quick story to let you know that if anything goes wrong, I am confident that StoryMix will work it out!