(Closed) Trying to decide whether to do video- advice?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Like you, I hate seeing myself on video and I hate the sound of my own voice. That being said, we hired our videographer 3 weeks before the wedding and it was the BEST decision that we made. I LOVE our video-it makes me cry every time and I can’t tell you how special it is to be able to partially relive our wedding day through the video. There’s just something amazing about seeing people actually moving, vs. seeing the photos. For instance, in the video, you can REALLY tell how nervous I was walking down the aisle and how I’m on the verge of tears (not suuuch a bad thing that this was not obvious in the photos, but still–it’s a part of tthe day/how I was feeling and I’m glad that I have some proof of it). You may regret NOT doing one, but I don’t think there’s any way you would regret it if you DID do one. So I say go for it!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My cousin got married a couple of years ago and a videographer and a band was his top priorities (yeah, he was a very involved groom).  It was a little awkward at the wedding seeing one more person hovering around them.  But I saw their wedding recap video, and it was really nice.  They were really happy with it and totally thought it was worth it.  It was a nice way to relive that moment with their extended family and with people who weren’t there at the wedding.

Personally, I want to have gorgeous photos and minimal video (just the ceremony and key moments in the reception).  We’re just going to buy a camera and ask one of our friends or family members to do it, and put that money towards something else.  

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I did not want video done but my fiance did. Now I’m sort of glad we did decide on it because like hilsy85 I’ll always have the video to relive that moment again unlike in photos where it seems frozen in time…

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@arclee: I hate hate hate hate HATE seeing and even MORE..HEARING myself on video.

With that all said and behind us now…I would recommend it.

I watch our highlight video ALL the time (no voice *hee hee)

 

and we have a our full length

password: shima1
that i watch very little as you hear my vows where i sound like a man *laugh* geesshh
ANYWHO, its great and I really do love having them. I would strongly recommend getting it.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@arclee: yea!! the Highlight video is just our favorite song, its only about 5 minutes and captures everything!! and I  mean everything!! Gives me goosebumps!! I watch it ALL the TIME over the 14 long video that has me talking!

Post # 11
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Seriously, do it. The ceremony goes so quickly. I don’t remember a lot of it. I look at the photos of me laughing or DH making a face and I wonder what in the world we were laughing at…. I can hardly wait to get our full feature and the raw footage!! Even if it’s just a camera set up, tape it, you won’t regret it!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we just had an uncle show up and take video and i am SO GRATEFUL in retrospect. I would have been crushed if I hadn’t been able to relive those experiences. And I was able to capture the expression on my FI’s face when he saw me walking down the aisle. No matter how much you dislike your voice, you get used to it, and I bet you’ll want to re-live those memories because the day goes  by so fast.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just convinced FI last night we needed it.

Post # 14
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have to say too, I didn’t want a video until I kept reading threads here on WB about “what was your biggest regret” and so many girls said it was not getting a video over and over and over. That convinced me and I’m SO happy we got it!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@arclee: DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!! Foot in mouth

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