(Closed) How often do you really watch your wedding video?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am not married yet, but FI’s parents have a wedding video that they LOVE to watch. That alone is the reason Fiance really wants a video of our wedding. It’s a really special family memory for him, watching his parents’ wedding video with his brothers and sisters.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I ended up getting a wedding video despite earlier reluctance and they really ended up being one of my favorite vendors and we loved it.  That being said, we’ll probably just watch it on our anniversary  and I still do not think they are “vital” to the wedding.  Especially if you are on a budget.  Don’t think it’s a “must have” if you aren’t sure it’s something you’d be into. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ooh, good question. We’re having our wedding video’d by FH’s Brother-In-Law so we’re covered – but I don’t know how often we’ll actually watch it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We didn’t have a videographer, but my brother thoughtfully taped our wedding and gave us a copy. We’ve watched it once since our wedding in July, and we might watch it on our anniversaries, but that’s probably about it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I think it depends if you’re a video family or not. My SO’s family regularly bust out the home videos from back in the day- so if they really wanted us to get a videographer, I guess we would.

My family on the other hand, never watches anything, so my sisters kinda wasted their money.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve watched it twice….once when I first got it, and another when Darling Husband got home.

I’m kind of “eh” about it

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We watched ours when we got back from our honeymoon. The video isn’t that great though, the audio stinks. You can barely hear what we’re saying! Maybe we’ll watch it on anniversary #5 or something? I wouldn’t have been that broken up if we hadn’t gotten it done.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Great question! I was totally against getting a video but after talking with friends & family I’m convinced we’d be missing out if we didn’t get one. While there’s the argument of video capturing the things you missed. There’s 2 reasons that really swayed me:

1) Friends with kids have told me time & time again: little kids will sit down & watch Mommy & Daddy on TV for HOURS – giving you some peace & quiet to get stuff done. 

2) My cousin told me he regrets not having a video. We’ve lost a lot of older family members in the 3 years since he’s been married and now he looks back & thinks about how he could’ve have video of them walking, talking, dancing, etc.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We might have a friend video our ceremony, but that’s about it.  I really dislike the idea of having a video camera shoved in my face all night (although for some reason, a regular camera is totally ok), so I don’t want a videographer at our reception. 

Of course, my grandma now has it in her head that she wants to hire a videographer for us as a wedding present.  I need to figure out how to tell her that we actually don’t really want one.

We’re just not really a video family, so I don’t really see us watching the video enough to make it worthwhile.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re just going to have a friend/family member video the ceremony.  My cousin did the whole wedding video thing and I just can’t imagine watching it that much.  I’d rather splurge elsewhere.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am all for having a video camera in my face!! I totally want a videographer and would have paid for it myself if my parents didn’t agree to. How precious will it be in 10/20/30 years to watch your wedding video?? I have heard so many great endorsement from friends who hired a videographer – not just of watching the ceremony (which was originally the only thing I though important enough to tape), but of the craziness of cocktail hour and the reception that you don’t get to see since you are too busy talking to people. I’ve had freinds tell me crazy stories of guests going wild they never would have known about if it weren’t for the videographer. And I am so frustrated in general with all the attention being on my nieces and nephews all the time, I am so excited about the idea of feeling like a celebrity for the day.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i have watched mine 5 times since we got married 4 months ago and i would have totally regretted not having it

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