(Closed) Is this Tacky?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Asking guests to videotape if they can is...
    Totally tacky. I can't believe you would even consider asking people : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Only ask close friends to film, but don't make people feel like they have to. : (39 votes)
    58 %
    Absolutely fine. People normally take shots with their cameras and phones anyway. : (22 votes)
    33 %
    Other... explain below : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
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    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
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    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
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    23 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I voted that you should only ask close friends. I would feel weird about asking someone I didn’t know very well.

    Post # 8
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    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    244 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    Member
    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My photographer has a flip camera that she uses to record the ceremony, maybe your photographer would do something like that?

    Post # 11
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    1956 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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!

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