Are there any bees here that did NOT get their wedding videotaped? I had planned to have ours taped but a certain family member convieniently forgot and left the camera at the house where the reception was……….I was devastated when I found out later that day. I still get really upset about it. Im thankful to have the pictures but its just not the same. Have any of you had this happen or not gotten any tape of the big day? how did you cope with it?
I’m probably one of the few brides who couldn’t care less about having video of my wedding day. I’m much more of a photograph person, and I’m sure if I saw video footage I would just stress over small details instead of actually enjoying it. I like being able to remember the day as I please.
We didn’t have a videographer at our wedding because we just couldn’t fit it into the budget. I really wish we could have had one, but we paid for the wedding ourselves and it just wouldn’t fit with everything else. I am still very sad about it, but I went ahead and made our own with some of our pictures. It makes me feel somewhat better to watch it, but I do still feel bad sometimes because we couldn’t have a professional make one for us. Here is the link, if you want to see what I did. It might help you to make your own too 🙂
I try to just see the positive in the face that we at least have some decent pics. we paid for the entire thing ourselves as well. I didnt really care if it were a professional videographer or not, i just wanted it as a keepsake to watch when i wanted oh well though… what can ya do!
-i made a video similar to that and played it at our renewal lol 🙂
We felt very strongly about not having a videographer; they often get up close to the wedding couple and make the photographer’s job more difficult, and detract from the guests’ experience. We’re both a little shy, and, while we’re determined to have fabulous photos, we didn’t think the added pressure of video was necessary.
Beyond that, it wouldn’t have been in the budget anyway since we’re paying for a lot of the wedding ourselves!
I think a wonderful photo album may be in order, since you can flip through that when he’s gone–or make a video scrapbook using the photos set to music and recordings of his voice? I really don’t think not having a videographer is the end of the world.
We aren’t having videography; it just wasn’t in the budget. The only thing I’m a little bummed about is not having the ceremony on tape because the choir I sing in is singing at our wedding and I would love to be able to see/hear that again. I’d also like to see the BMs and GMs walk down the aisle since I obviously won’t get to see that. But really I think I’d probably only watch the video once so it’s not worth a few thousand dollars.
I am on the fence, I orginially thought it was a waste of money (it’s at least 2,000 in my area) but I have had a few people tell me to cut out things in my budget to make room for it. They say it’s a way to remember what the day was truly like that you can’t see when it’s happening and your busy and it is different than pictures.
I agree if I had the budget I would do it but I am 99% certain I would watch the video once and then it would collect dust.
We were originally going to just have a friend or relative videotape it with their own camcorder, but we ended up winning a free videography package. We’re really excited to have gotten it, but I think we would have been fine with a crappy home video, too.
We’re not doing video. I like pictures much more and video just isn’t in the budget. Also, we’re not big video fans. I haven’t had much of my life videotaped—no school plays or anything—and I’m really not about to start now.