(Closed) Edited Short Video or Entire Ceremony? Advice Please

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We just set up a tripod and taped our own ceremony. However, it was a lot shorter (20ish minutes). If it was a full hour, I’m not sure I’d want to watch it all.

Do you have a friend who has a video camera you can borrow? Maybe that way you can get a tape of the whole ceremony and be able to afford a videographer for a shortened version.

Post # 6
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@mlharrison23: I don’t understand why your friend gets 3 DVD’s if the video is only 5-10 minutes?

My father taped our ceremony but unfortunately we can’t hear our voices because the camera wasn’t close enough. But we had a beach wedding and it’s probably different in a church though. However i am glad we have the video. As much as i love photos it’s nice to see some motion from time to time. If i had to pay for a videographer i would definately want the whole ceremony on tape, otherwise it doesn’t make sense to spend so much money, in my opinion. But i don’t know anything about videopgraphy, maybe it’s the norm to get a short version.


Post # 7
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had a friend tape it with her video camera/phone.  Honestly, I haven’t watched it since though.  I would go the cheapest route you can just so you have it but you won’t feel bad if it isn’t used.

Post # 9
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

For me, I’m also having a Catholic Mass, and both that as well as the music we pick is SUPER important to Fiance and I, so I am hiring a college student (getting a degree in technology) to just record the whole thing, and give it to us pretty much unedited.

I think that if you want the whole thing, maybe you could ask the videographer, “listen, it isn’t any extra work for you to just give us the whole recording…” In fact, maybe if you don’t even want the short version, you could actually bargain with them to pay LESS since they don’t have to do any editing!

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