Post # 1
I just always thought of a wedding video as that thing sitcom parents make their kids watch ad nauseum…and now it seems that everyone’s getting a videographer for their wedding! So, I understand wanting to record the memories of the day, but in my opinion, that’s what the photographs are for.
So, who is planning to have a videographer? What’s your reasoning? Those who had one, do you watch your video over and over? On your VHS? =)
Post # 3
Well, the only reason i am having one is because we know a professional videographer that is giving us a deep discount. My finace’s sister and her husband watch a little bit of their video on their wedding anniversary.
Post # 4
Also, this videographer (based out of so cal) is AMAZING! i just keep watching and watching all these videos!
Post # 5
I just got my music video recap thing (its only 4 minutes and is set to any song we wanted) and I have already watched it probaby 84 times. We’ll get all the footage too but I can guarantee I’m going to watch this recap waaaay more often than the other 7 hours of footage.
Just in case you’re the last person on this website who hasn’t seen it:
Post # 6
I didn’t want to spend money on one but my mom really pushed hard.
Now I’m glad I am .. a friend of mine got married a couple years ago and we were watching their video — they kept saying “oh my gosh I didn’t know that happened” because the day is just so fast
Post # 7
We were not planning on having one.. until my Mother in law found out and literally cried… we wanted to make her happy and we hired one. I havn’t gotten the video back yet.. but I am so happy we got one.. probably about 8 times the day after the wedding we said omg I can’t wait to see that on the video. I also have my parents wedding on dvd(converted from vhs) and I watch it on my own.. my dad passed away and when I am feeling nostalgic its a great way to see him in his glory.
Post # 8
My parents watch theirs every anniversary… it’s been almost 30 years! They even drag out the old VHS player since they haven’t had it converted to DVD. It’s so cute how emotional they get rewatching it.. AND FUNNY hearing my Mom’s accent in it (she had a very thick Boston accent when she got married, now it’s gone!) I don’t care either way, but it’s kind of out of our budget so we sadly had to cut it. But if you have the money it’s a nice thing to do.
Post # 9
we’re not having a videographer, but my cousin said that she showed her 3 year old little girl her wedding video recently and it was a really sweet experience, so now i’m kinda wishing we were having one. our photographer will shoot some video to create a highlight reel and my parents will have their camera going, so we’ll have some video coverage. hopefully it’ll all turn out good.
Post # 10
My SIL makes literally everyone who comes to her house for the first time, like friends that live out of state, new friends, whatever.. watch all hour and a half of her wedding. She didn’t even have an awesome wedding, just your average joe wedding. I asked her what song she walked down the isle to..we had to watch the entiiire video. I was at the wedding lmao
One thing they do that I think is sweet though is watch it every year on their anniversary. Last year she rented out the movie theater at the apartment complex they lived in and they watched it together. SIL and her DH)
I’m looking forward to ours for the last reason, I get it on tuesday!
Post # 11
@nellie_pie: omg a girl I know’s sister in law just used them for her wedding videographer! do you have their price info by chance? and what they charge for travel? our wedding is in Foresthill! you can PM me
Post # 12
We didn’t have a videographer, we just had a friend video tape parts and honestly we just got the video footage back and she did a great job, she got shots of us both gettign ready, then the whole ceremony, singers/ seating of parents and grandparents, and then the key elements in the reception like cutting the cake, first dance, father daughter dance/ mother son dance and boquet and garter toss. I loved it, even though it wasn’t everything and it wasn’t done by a professional and you can tell in some parts like she talked every once in awhile or sometimes you’d see it move to the floor/ ceiling, but overall it was very smoothly transitioned. It was what we could afford and I love it!! Everything that I wanted remembered and wanted to see over is on it. So even if you don’t go with a videographer I would still encourage everyone to have it taped just so you can have something to look back on and watch on your anniversary!
Post # 13
Year+ later and I still haven’t watched mine
Post # 14
We had one! I am excited to watch it as I never heard the music my cousin played at the ceremony(got married in a HUGE garden, by the time I reached the front he stopped), our entrance, our first dance, re-live the speeches. I cannot wait to watch it! I definitely think it is worth it just to see what we missed and also to re-live it over the years. 🙂
Our videographer was at our rehearsal/dinner and for over 12 hours on our wedding day. I will make myself watch all the reels once. Just to see my friends say something sassy and than cover their mouth because they forgot about the camera!
Post # 15
I plan on watching it….that’s why we got videography. Haven’t gotten it back yet, still waiting 🙂