(Closed) If you could only have one part of your wedding videotaped, what would it be?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I would choose the ceremony.  Fiance and I both were all about the ceremony from the getgo, especially our vows.  We’re all about the solemnity and significance of our vows and having witnesses participating in our wedding ceremony.

I think you should talk to your Fiance and prioritize what is the most important aspect to you both as a couple, then choose that.

ETA:  Also, think about if you were to pull out the DVD 20 years from now to show your kids, do you want them to see a ceremony (which could be potentially boring) or watch everyone dance and party for hours (which, admittedly could be hilarious… but also potentially boring).  Just a thought… it’s totally a personal preference whatever you choose! 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would choose the ceremony. I know that throughout our lives, we will dance, party, and celebrate with friends and family many times (for different occasions). Our wedding ceremony, though, will only happen once. Never again will I walk down the aisle, will we say our vows, etc. I don’t think we can afford a videographer, but if we could, this is what I would choose. I would love to be able to replay those moments.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ceremony. That is something that can never ever be duplicated again. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’d have the ceremony recorded, personally. You only get one wedding ceremony. I’d rather my kids see my ceremony than the reception. For me, that’s the important part of the wedding.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

That’s so tough, because obviously the ceremony is THE focus of the day, but if I could only choose one, I’d go with reception.

I’d insist on getting fantastic footage of our first dance as a married couple, our entrance and I’d ask for the videographer to go around and have some of our friends and family wish us well as a couple and share what they hope the future holds for us.

To me, that would be so special to look back on someday when we’re old and cranky!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Definitely the ceremony.  There are a few things I would want taped at the reception (speeches, a couple of dances etc) but I would love to see the ceremony again.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m torn on this one. While I would have loved to have had our ceremony recorded, I think I’m more upset that we didn’t record the amazing speeches people gave at our reception 🙁

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would definitely choose the ceremony!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

i would choose the ceremony for sure!  i am not having a videographer, but i am thinking of asking one of my guests to videotape the ceremony.  i figure a crappy camera video is better than none at all.  maybe at the reception i will try to arrange getting a few things on tape as well.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ceremony- I know I have friends that will record the important parts of the reception but those same friends are in the ceremony so I know they won’t get that part.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Definitely the ceremony!!!  You will want to make certain that your vows and facial expressions are captured by a quality recorder.   

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@kelmac: I agree with you on this one. We chose not to have a videographer. I would have loved to have those speeches on tape. However, I’ve seen some friends video compliations from their weddings, they seem uptight and uncomfortable, then I’m happy that we didn’t have it.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’d choose the Ceremony. People want to remember that moment more than a bunch of drunk people at the reception lol

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