Post # 1
We won’t have a videographer so I’m looking for an app that’s free that my guests can use to take video and upload to us. I am not necessarily looking for the company to edit the video or provide cameras (everyone’s got smart phones now!). What apps are out there? I have heard of weddingmix, vine, and vimeo. What are the pros and cons of those apps? Thanks!!
Post # 2
My sister-in-law used WeddingMix at her wedding and it was a BLAST! All of her family and friends filmed using their personal app code, and then they picked the footage they wanted to be custom made into their wedding video.
My fiance and I are also keeping to a strict budget, so we ordered the app because it was free for our guests and seemed to have the best price/most features of all video apps. http://www.storymixmedia.com/weddingmix/how-it-works-weddingmix-wedding-video.html
It’s been really cool so far! I’ve been using it to film my DIYing and pre-wedding stuff.
Post # 3
ThisYearsGirl27: Hi! Thanks for your reply! How is the quality of their editing? How long was your sister’s edited video and how long did it take for them to get it back to her? Thanks for all the info!
Post # 4
Sounds like a cool idea, my only concern would be everyone on their phones for the ceremony.
Post # 5
Just a thought: as a guest, I want to enjoy your wedding, not be focused on trying to get video for you.
Can you just set up a couple of tripods and cameras and let them roll?
Post # 6
MoonlitMagnolia: mgbser: That’s a good point. I’m currently talking to a videographer that we’ll probably go with. I’ll just bite the cost, it’s half of what other expensive ones are!
If I were going to do the weddingmix route I would give one camera or tell one person about the app for the ceremony. Then I would put up a sign during cocktail hour to let guests know to take video of the rest of the night with well wishes, etc.
For future videographer looking brides: I used a website http://www.thumbtack.com which is like craigslist for hiring local services! I put in all my info looking for a videographer and I got quotes back within 24 hrs. The quotes were also around my budget (because I mentioned it in the ad info) so they were less than $2,000. That is the website I found the current videographer we’re talking to and they have links to their websites to see samples of their work. Other videographers I found via weddingwire etc. were around $4,000!!
Post # 7
tippy22: It says on the site that they can do up to 60 minute wedding videos, but my sister-in-law opted to get a 20 minutes video because didn’t want to be bored. I think she got her wedding video back in like a month or so after her wedding day so that timing is pretty good<br /><br />As for quality – it’s obvious that it was taken by friends and family (not a professional) using cameras and their smartphones, but she says it made the video more special and fun to watch 🙂