- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2009
When I was putting together my budget for my wedding in 2008 (yikes!), video was never something I wanted. One, I hate to be photographed, let alone filmed…those extra 15 pounds added to the screen, no thanks!
But EVERYONE was saying, you’ll never remember your wedding so you HAVE TO HAVE TO HAVE TO get it on video. At this point, I was still not convinced after watching some video samples from local videographers. Yawn….
But thanks to Weddingbee, I was able to see a new generation of wedding film emerge with companies like Stillmotion blazing the trail. I was floored after seeing their work…and I found it strange that I ENJOYED watching other people’s wedding videos. That I could feel emotionaly connected to people I had never met before is a testament to the job they did. Given the lead time, I was so fortunate to be able to book them to film my wedding.
Now, I know many bees right now are going “must be nice to have $ to pay for something like this” – I had to scrimp and make this a priority…this was definitely not within my original budget! I consciously made a decision that I was going to go for it…this was my wedding present to myself.
Being engaged for 18 months also helped….all bonuses, tax returns went straight into my video budget, and the anticipation kept me going when I would despair about having to live like I was on welfare. No haircuts, taking advantage of the “dollar menus”, never going out, not buying any clothes, I have to admit, it was a mental struggle! I definitely had to sacrifice on top of normal wedding savings.
Now that my wedding has come and gone, I made a believer of my husband (he gave me that skeptical look when I was waxing poetic about them) and I want to thank Weddingbee for introducing me to such a wonderful company.
I went into this thinking, I’m only going to get married once so I’m going to invest in the memory. I encourage other brides to consider the same, not necessarily having to book with Stillmotion but to invest in video/film – it’s something that lasts a lifetime and bring you back to a special moment that fades in your memory. Trust me, my memory is already fading about that day and I’ve only been married for less than a week!
I hope you enjoy the video: