Post # 1
So I watched the entire dvd of bil’s wedding. What I can say, by watching that dvd, is that they spent waaayyy too much time shooting the dancing! The videographer and the photographer both spent pretty much the entire time shooting the bride and groom, and occassionaly some random people on the dance floor.
Instead, they should have went around to the tables, especially during dinner. I would have loved to see more detail shots, there were none at all. Just them dancing. THe speeches and them dancing more. None during dinner of people eating.
MIL was really upset by that too.
Post # 3
Major bummer. What about the ceremony? Or was it just for the reception?
I skipped a videographer, but keep going back and forth on whether or not i’ll want one. I think i’ll be happy as long as SOMEONE grabs a camera though. We’ll see!
Post # 4
I’ve decided against a videographer also. For me, it’s not something we would watch more than once or twice. My cousin got married and she refused to even let anyone watch it (weird, I know but whatever). Since so much of our wedding will be dancing, there isn’t very much for the videographer to "capture" other than our smooth dance moves.
Post # 5
What a bummer! We haven’t gotten ours back yet, but I’ll be looking out for things like that!
Post # 6
My wedding video had a lot of dancing on there too. But it was a lot of people dancing, not just my husband and me. Honestly, our videographer did shoot people at dinner with the mic. It wasn’t really that great. A lot of the people, either didn’t know what to say, were shy, or just didn’t want to be bothered during dinner, or get caught chomping down on food.
During dancing they did set up a spot away from dancing, that allowed for guests to say something, on their own time. And totally voluntarily. that came out a bit better.
What did your BIL think of the video? If the bride/groom are paying for the video, they might have asked for this. Or if there weren’t specifications, the videographer probably did what he thought would please the couple (the people who paid for the service.) Everyone has differing opinions on these video. But it’s highly likely the bride and groom are the ones viewing their own wedding video most often. As long as they are happy, that’s all that matters.
Post # 7
This is a good point to bring up, b/c it all depends on what the bride and groom want.
This is how everyone differs, I’d personally not want video/pictures of people eating. I would love to see dancing shots. I’d also want shots of the bridal party and immediate family.