How long should save the date videos be?

posted 2 years ago in Videography
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

Sorry OP, I’m with everyone else. I might watch it if it were 30 seconds, longer and I’d be skipping ahead to get to the pertinent info. To be honest, I’d probably think it was a bit self-absorbed and be eye-rolling the whole thing.

Also, if the Save the Date isn’t something I can put to on the fridge where I can see it, I’m going to totally forget to save the date…

Post # 32
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Bee Keeper

Plus with a video, people will likely not have the date in mind because they have to fast forward and look for the info so it defeats the purpose of “save the date”. And somehow, this is cringeworthy. I would feel embarassed for the couple for reasons I can’t explain and wonder if the other guests would feel the same. The truth is nobody is into your/excited about your wedding as you are (perhaps parents and best friend as exceptions) as harsh as it sounds.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

Me, a 25 yo woman, trying to view a video STD:

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ETA: If you’re going to be THIS extra, I would expect an iPad mailed to me, preloaded with this video, to view it on. At the very least.

Post # 34
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Newbee

I’d be your worst case – I’d watch it with gleeful schedenfreude and then show it to all of my equally bitchy friends and family members

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m sorry but I would not watch. People want something to stick to the fridge. It comes off as being very extra and as pp stated, self absorbed. 

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2021 - City, State

I wouldn’t mind a video, but not as a save the date, I would hate to rewatch it over and over again to be reminded what the date is versus just having a card I can look at and write down on my calendar.

Post # 37
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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yvonnet :  5-10 seconds.  A Save the Date, even on paper, is supposed to be short and sweet.  You don’t need a slide show of photos or videos footage.  Something short and sweet.

However, I feel like have the point of the save the date is something to hang up to be reminded that you have something to go to that day…. which is why a nice Save the Date card is ideal.

Post # 38
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255 posts
Helper bee

That’s a no for me dawg

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Long enough for me to see the date so I can add it to my calendar. So 3-5 seconds?

Post # 40
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Honey bee

Engagement photos make me cringe, so an entire video of a couple frolicking around would irritate the piss out of me. Sorry OP, I just wouldn’t, but I’m sure the video is lovely for you two to enjoy!

Post # 41
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Busy bee

Are people doing this these days? I don’t want to sound harsh, but this sounds like something only people with too much money and want to show it off would do or someone who’s self obsessed. Not everyone cares about your engagement all that much 🤷🏾‍♀️

Post # 42
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Blushing bee

I dont mind a video. 4 minutes is too long. Make sure that people know it’s  a save the date or have the date at the beginning. Otherwise they might not watch it and miss out. 

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper

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namsayin :  Don’t you realize that if you don’t record a moment and share it with 700 of your closest “friends” and admirers it obviously didn’t happen? Lol. Everyone wants to be a star. It would be funny if it wasn’t such a sick commentary on our society.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee

Can’t you just throw it up on your wedding website? Some might watch it if they’re bored, and everyone else won’t be annoyed. 

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I’ve never heard of a save the date video.  Even if I really loved you I probably wouldn’t make it through more than 30 seconds. Lol.

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