Post # 1
My FI and I decided we do not want to get video of our wedding. I just really don’t think I would ever watch it after the wedding and weddings I ahve been to the video seems like a big production and a bit intrusive. I have a friend who just got married and she told me her biggest regret was not having video so now I am rethinking video. Our wedding isn’t for awhile so I have time to find a video person if I do decide to go with it.
I am just looking for opinions on video and if people who got it loved it or in hindsight don’t think it’s worth the extra expense. Also, bees who didn’t get video do you regret it?
Post # 4
We didn’t and don’t regret it in the least. FI reason is that people will often look at photos and guests will casually look at photos or photbooks- but pretty much NO ONE will watch a wedding video other that the first time.
I agree, although my reason is I HATE HOW I SOUND, its an irrational fear.
Post # 5
vmec OMG I hate how I sound too!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
It’s really up to you, but I always encourage brides to go for the video if they are on the fence and they can afford it.
Personally, I love our video more than our photos. There’s something about hearing us say our vows, listening to the best man speech, hearing certain conversations and seeing facial expressions that just can’t be captured through photography. It was definitely, definitely worth it for me!
Post # 7
@Lbward6: You know yourself best – if you hate how you sound, you’ll probably hate watching a video of how you sound. There’s an infinite number of things you could potentially regret on your wedding day, you know yourself best so don’t let yourself get worked up.
Post # 8
I’ll admit that i’m just like your friend – as beautiful and as perfect as our wedding day was, there are days when I wish we had gone for the videography. So yes, I do agree with Mrs Coyote, if you’re even remotely considering it and you can afford it, I would certainly go for it. But only you know yourself best! 🙂
Post # 9
We didn’t get one and I don’t regret it. I don’t think I would watch it.
You know yourself though. Do you get out your family home videos to watch all the time?
Post # 10
@Lbward6: I was on the fence about it but once we found a videographer we liked, we went for it. I didn’t think we would watch our video that much, but it is honestly my since favorite thing about our wedding (besides the whole getting married part).
And I normally hate how I sound/appear in videos, but I think with the music playing for most of our highlight video, everything looked just fine. It actually made me realize that I look/sound fine!
If you can afford it, you have nothing to lose. If you don’t watch it that much, then fine. But chances are you will watch it over and over again and re-live the best day of your life. Also think about how amazing it would be to show your future kids the video.
Here’s a link to our video 🙂
Post # 11
@LaceyBride1123: oh my goodness that was beautiful. I literally got chills watching that! Your dress was AMAZING and your hair and make up we’re perfect. I’m am obsessed with your wedding it was so classy and not over the top, if my wedding is even half as nice I will be so happy!
Post # 12
@Lbward6: Oh thank you so much! Well, I hope that convinces you to get a video! It is wonderful to share with family and friends too. We have a longer version of the whole ceremony and speeches and all that, which we have shown to a handul of people, but its nice to have. My sister did an amazing MOH speech and its also great to watch and re-live that, since the day was such a blur.
I want to do a recap but am waiting to get all my professional pictures back. I tried to keep things simple and natural, I didn’t have set colors or a theme, just stuff we liked. I was worried my dress would be “too much” but it all worked out perfectly, just like your day will! Good luck planning!
Post # 13
@LaceyBride1123: so happy to hear you didn’t have a theme or colors, I don’t either and was so worried everything would just be a big mess. This has definitely convinced me to get video, it’s so beautiful!
Post # 14
I didn’t decide to get a video until about a month before the wedding. I didn’t think it was worth the cost. I can honestly say that the video is my favorite thing we spent money on. The day goes by so fast and the video lets you relive all the best moments! It was also so much fun to watch our friend/family dancing, etc. I agree that you won’t want to watch it all the time… but think of how much fun it will be to watch on your anniversary every year. Not to be morbid, but I also thought it would be nice to have professional video of all of our family, friends, in case something even happened. I know that sounds terrible!!!
Post # 15
@Lbward6: im so glad i got. When i watch my video its luke im reliving the day
Post # 16
i’m going to have a videographer. i think it’s good if you don’t have a super great memory, also if your photos aren’t what you want at least you still have the video