Post # 1
I’m on a really tight budget and at first didn’t really care to not have a videographer film my wedding. However, I think it would be nice for my children someday to see our wedding. I guess I’m thinking wayyy ahead. We have zero dollars allocated towards video and I don’t expect anything over the top, but do you think it’s tacky if I ask people that I know that have video cameras (even iphones) to film whatever moments they can. I’m hoping after I can montage it into one film.
Is this tacky to ask? Should I just hope that people videotape without asking?
Post # 3
I’m planning on asking my FI’s uncle to film our wedding. I don’t see a problem with it nor do I see the need to spend all that money on a videographer.
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s tacky at all! Videography is way down on a lot of people’s wedding priority list (including mine), and I imagine there’s someone who would probably bring a video camera anyway. I don’t think it’s a big deal to ask someone close to you to make sure you get a copy of the video–I’m sure they’d be happy to do so!
Post # 5
The husband of one of my bridesmaids took an awesome video for us. I asked if he would be willing to do us a huge favor, and he did. I’m glad we have it 🙂
Post # 6
I wouldnt ask people to record with their phones. Some people will do so without being asked but I still wouldnt ask them to.
You can rent a video camera and let someone you know do the recording
Post # 7
I voted that you should only ask close friends. I would feel weird about asking someone I didn’t know very well.
Post # 8
If you want to ask someone I would make sure you ask someone with a steady hand. If you are worried about it being a shakey camera maybe you can put the camera on a tripod in the back of the room and zoom in.
Post # 9
I would just ask one person. Pick someone who you know has an “eye,” or at least doesn’t have shaky hands, and tell them that you have a very special/important role for them in the wedding. Explain what you want them to do. I’m thinking that people are always pretty honored when a bride asks them to do something for their wedding.
Post # 10
My photographer has a flip camera that she uses to record the ceremony, maybe your photographer would do something like that?
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
It’s definitely not tacky!! We did this and while the quality isn’t great, at least we have a recording of parts of the ceremony and reception and it was FREE!