Post # 1
I saw a post on Pinterest for a company called WedIt. They send you small portable video cameras that you can give to your guests to video their favorite parts of your wedding. After the ceding you send the cameras back to the company and they complie all of them into one video for you. I thought this would be a great way to have a video for many different points of view. Has anyone used or done something like this?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I’m very interested in this as well. 🙂 I hope someone has a review of them!
Post # 4
I didn’t use wedit but I used storymix media for my wedding. I posted about on my blog here: http://sayingidoinnewyork.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-flip-wedding-video-preview.html
They were great to work with. I’ve heard from others that wedit takes a long time to get back to people, and that they charge extra for the editing once you send the cameras back. I think the price is only for the cameras – whereas storymix includes the editing in their price.
Post # 5
@creativeone710: LOL I just started a post with the same question! I should have looked in the thread list first! Still no official reviews. Maybe it’s a new company? Seems like such a good idea but I still have some concerns.
I want a video but can’t afford a pro…. but would guests’ videos be too shaky? Does WEDit include editing with the cost of renting the cameras? Or is the actual editing extra? Hopefully someone out there has some experience!
Post # 6
I used WedIt when I got married back in March. I’m fairly frugal, so I went for their lowest rate ($200), which did not include editing.
We handed the cameras to people in the wedding party and to family members. People seemed to have fun with them. We used up the memory on two of them, and had quite a bit left over on the other three.
The video wasn’t shaky, and it was cool to capture the rehearsal dinner, the officient signing the paperwork, the pre-wedding preparations on the day of, and the toasts.
The resolution isn’t great. However, I was downloading my videos last month (7 months post-wedding) and watching some of them for the first time – so much fun.
Post # 7
@LwoodsNY: I checked out the Storymix website and it looks great! Any issues with running out of storage on the cameras?
Post # 8
@LwoodsNY: I’d love to hear more about your experience with Storymix. I checked out your link and was very intrigued.
Did you designate certain guests or attendants to be responsible for filming video, or were your cameras passed around over the course of the night? How many cameras would you recommend? Did many of your guests take advantage of the iPhone app?
How far in advance did you reserve your cameras? Do you think this is something that has to be booked 6 months + in advance like a traditional videographer, or do you think they have a pretty good inventory of cameras to send out? I’m getting married in June so my concern is that it’s a popular month; however, I don’t want to rush into signing up and then find a different option.
If anyone else has any feedback on Storymix, please share. Thanks!
Post # 9
@riverbride13: As Tessarie said, Editing is not included in Wedit’s price. Video might be shaky – that of course, just has to do with whoever has the camera at any given time. However, I didn’t find that any of my video was too shaky and it was passed around to a ton of people throughout the night. I feel like any video, even slightly shaky, is better than no video at all. I’m pretty sure they have a TON of storage – I didn’t run out of space, but if you have someone filming a LOT..like the entire ceremony or something, then that might be a concern. Also make sure they are fully charged when you get them!
@Lucy33 I didn’t designate specific people, though, if I did it again I probably would. It just helps to ensure you’ll get some good footage. You should pick a few people from your bridal party – but get someone who’s not in the bridal party too so they can get parts of the ceremony and your entrances without feeling like they’re pulling double duty with responsibility you know? I was very lucky that my brother in law took the reigns on capturing some good moments for us, but it was obviously difficult for him to do that from the altar during the ceremony. I wish I had asked my cousin, or a college friend to take some video for me at that time.
I got married in May 2011, so storymix did not have the app at that time. However, I’ve been to two weddings now that have used storymix and I can tell you that my husband and I used the app a TON. We saw others at the weddings using their phones and passing around the cameras, too. You just have to make sure you tell some key people to have the app ready to go with your personalized password beforehand. Hm..I’m not sure what their inventory is, but I would imagine that June def. books up quickly. I booked mine about a month before my may 21st wedding. Since they have grown since then, and because it’s June I’d say to book by March the latest?!
Also: Mike and Ariane at storymix were awesome work with. They are very open to asnwering any questions you have about storymix and very open to feedback
You can email me if you have any other questions! [email protected]
Post # 10
Hey, just thought I’d weigh in. I just booked Storymix recently for my April wedding. I know there wasn’t really any rush, but I booked now for a couple of reasons. (A) I wanted to cross another todo off of my list. (B) I’ve been playing with the app to get clips of the planning to include in the video. I got some cute clips of me and the girls trying on dresses. (C) When I emailed them with some questions, they offered me 10% off my reservation if I pinned them and reserved that week. So that was kind of a no-brainer.
Ooh, and I almost forgot. When playing around with the app, I noticed that it also takes photos. So I won’t need a separate app for guest photos. Don’t know why they don’t mention that anywhere on their site. I would’ve booked just for that.
Post # 11
I’m in the throes of working with Wedit. They aren’t paricularly responsive to emails, which I have found extremely annoying. I’ve literally had to hound them to get any information.
I was told our videos would be up approximately 2 weeks after we sent them back (we sent them back the day after our wedding), but they didn’t appear until today. And, the wait would’ve been longer if not for my persistent calling.
I had high hopes, but right now I’m feeling more frustrated than anything.
Post # 12
Hey, I saw them on Pinterest too and I’m intrigued but confused…what’s different with them vs using a flip cam or two since editing isn’t included? It looks like kind of a rip-off $500 to use some cameras? Maybe, I’m missing something?
Post # 13
Ladies – I signed up for my date months ago and was all excited. But last month I tried to contact them about the card on file (I had an identity theft issue and all of them were cancelled) and they never responded. Today, I looked up reviews of the company… I am pretty horrified by some… Turns out… you pay $350 to rent the cameras and then between $250-$400 to edit the video.
Why not spend $700 on a professional? UGH! Here are the reviews. I am so upset. It is 24 days to my wedding and this is ANNOYING!
Post # 13
I used wedit for my wedding just last weekend. A basic rental package near my venue starts at 1500, so for me paying the $700 for the rental and the editing was totally worth it.
I not only had 3 verisions of my entire wedding ceremony ,but one of my guests opted to keep the camera on my groom rather than on me as I was walking down the asile. I have already watched this clip over and over because the look on his face is priceless.
I was able to capture great clips, and now i’m just waiting on my editing to be completed.
I will share once I have the completed link
Also I have had no problem with their customer service at all. i kind of waited until about 1.5 months to book my wedit packages. I even called customer service and had them change my payment date for my package so that it lined up with a payday. It was easy to reach them, and no hassle. My guests had a great time using the cameras and my footage was uploaded 2 days after my cameras were returned.
Post # 14
i actually just booked with wedit. my sister in law used them back in september and the video came out great. you get 5 hd camers. we all had fun shooting with the cameras and the edited video was way better than we expected. i had no problem ordering from their website either. my camera is next week and the cameras already got to my house charged up and ready to go.
Post # 15
omg worst idea EVERRR! My friend did this and the video was awful. Not only was it shaky and poor quality, but lots of things were missed, like the speeches and father/daughter dance because it relies on your guests to make sure they film everything. She even assigned a friend to hold one of them all night and later, she found him on the dancefloor…. You get what you pay for!