(Closed) “Love story” or engagement video

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

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wannabee2019 :  As much as your guests surely love you, do you think they’d really be interested in a “documentary” of you as a couple, particularly if it went to 15 minutes?

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I assume you don’t mean “hating your story”?

I’ll happily read cute anecdotes about the bride and groom and bridal party in the program at a long ceremony or check out pix on a slideshow at my leisure at other events but can’t imagine sitting to watch a video at a wedding when I’ve traveled and taken the time to be with the bride and groom in person. If you’re going to make a video do it for yourselves to view on your anniversary and be in the moment with your guests at your wedding. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

This might be more appropriate at the rehearsal dinner. (But for the love of god, don’t make it longer than 5 minutes!) I think at the wedding it wouldn’t be very practical, because people will be busy mingling at cocktail hour and won’t want to be interrupted to watch a video. You could maybe have it playing in the background, but I’m not sure how many people would really pay attention to it, so it may not be worth the added expense. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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wannabee2019 :  i don’t understand the “hating your story” bit. Also, is your husband saying that you either do this video, or else you do a wedding day videographer? If so, I’d defintileh choose a wedding day video over this love story thing. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Maybe have a slideshow of pictures playing of the two of you through the years? So start with childhood pics and then major milestones and good memories. That way there’s guest pics up there too and it’s not just a video guests may not care about. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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wannabee2019 :  I’d skip it. Seems really self-indulgent. It’s your wedding, people will see enough of you and will ooh and ahh appropriately at the real you. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I agree with doing a slideshow if you want to use that screen. That way you can keep playing music and people can choose to look at the photos or not – it’s not so intrusive. 

Most weddings I’ve been to have had slideshows with photos of the couple as kids, growing up, and then photos of them as a couple. Especially childhood photos where you’re both doing the same thing – ie both as babies in the mud, both as teenagers thinking they’re extra cool etc. It’s best if it’s funny and a bit self deprecating rather than too cheesy. 

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