(Closed) Just watched BIL’s wedding …. have some tips from mistakes they made …

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Major bummer. What about the ceremony? Or was it just for the reception?

I skipped a videographer, but keep going back and forth on whether or not i’ll want one. I think i’ll be happy as long as SOMEONE grabs a camera though. We’ll see! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve decided against a videographer also. For me, it’s not something we would watch more than once or twice. My cousin got married and she refused to even let anyone watch it (weird, I know but whatever). Since so much of our wedding will be dancing, there isn’t very much for the videographer to "capture" other than our smooth dance moves.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What a bummer!  We haven’t gotten ours back yet, but I’ll be looking out for things like that!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

My wedding video had a lot of dancing on there too.  But it was a lot of people dancing, not just my husband and me.  Honestly, our videographer did shoot people at dinner with the mic.  It wasn’t really that great.  A lot of the people, either didn’t know what to say, were shy, or just didn’t want to be bothered during dinner, or get caught chomping down on food.

During dancing they did set up a spot away from dancing, that allowed for guests to say something, on their own time.  And totally voluntarily.  that came out a bit better. 

What did your Brother-In-Law think of the video?  If the bride/groom are paying for the video, they might have asked for this.  Or if there weren’t specifications, the videographer probably did what he thought would please the couple (the people  who paid for the service.)  Everyone has differing opinions on these video.  But it’s highly likely the bride and groom are the ones viewing their own wedding video most often.  As long as they are happy, that’s all that matters.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

This is a good point to bring up, b/c it all depends on what the bride and groom want.

This is how everyone differs, I’d personally not want video/pictures of people eating. I would love to see dancing shots. I’d also want shots of the bridal party and immediate family.

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