(Closed) No wedding video?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m probably one of the few brides who couldn’t care less about having video of my wedding day. I’m much more of a photograph person, and I’m sure if I saw video footage I would just stress over small details instead of actually enjoying it. I like being able to remember the day as I please.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We did not have our wedding video taped andI am so fine with that.  Pictures from our photographer is all we need.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

We didn’t. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We didn’t have a videographer at our wedding because we just couldn’t fit it into the budget. I really wish we could have had one, but we paid for the wedding ourselves and it just wouldn’t fit with everything else. I am still very sad about it, but I went ahead and made our own with some of our pictures. It makes me feel somewhat better to watch it, but I do still feel bad sometimes because we couldn’t have a professional make one for us. Here is the link, if you want to see what I did. It might help you to make your own too πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Honey bee

Lots of brides choose not to have a video taken and they don’t regret their choice at all, be it due to finances or just not having the means to get it done. It’s a personal decision in the end.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We felt very strongly about not having a videographer; they often get up close to the wedding couple and make the photographer’s job more difficult, and detract from the guests’ experience.  We’re both a little shy, and, while we’re determined to have fabulous photos, we didn’t think the added pressure of video was necessary.

Beyond that, it wouldn’t have been in the budget anyway since we’re paying for a lot of the wedding ourselves!

I think a wonderful photo album may be in order, since you can flip through that when he’s gone–or make a video scrapbook using the photos set to music and recordings of his voice?  I really don’t think not having a videographer is the end of the world.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We aren’t having videography; it just wasn’t in the budget. The only thing I’m a little bummed about is not having the ceremony on tape because the choir I sing in is singing at our wedding and I would love to be able to see/hear that again. I’d also like to see the BMs and GMs walk down the aisle since I obviously won’t get to see that. But really I think I’d probably only watch the video once so it’s not worth a few thousand dollars.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am on the fence, I orginially thought it was a waste of money (it’s at least 2,000 in my area) but I have had a few people tell me to cut out things in my budget to make room for it. They say it’s a way to remember what the day was truly like that you can’t see when it’s happening and your busy and it is different than pictures.

 

I agree if I had the budget I would do it but I am 99% certain I would watch the video once and then it would collect dust.

 

Don’t hold regrets. It’s not worth it.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We asked a friend to videotape our wedding and he did… but forgot to put the sd card in πŸ™ So really he didnt record anything πŸ™

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We can’t budget the vid. And while I know “wedding is different”, we’re not really a ‘family video’ kind of family.

Besides, in The Future the vid probably won’t work on whatever tech format is popular, I’ll forget to transfer it, and the movie will be lost. That’s the way things typically go. πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

We were originally going to just have a friend or relative videotape it with their own camcorder, but we ended up winning a free videography package.  We’re really excited to have gotten it, but I think we would have been fine with a crappy home video, too.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re not doing video. I like pictures much more and video just isn’t in the budget. Also, we’re not big video fans. I haven’t had much of my life videotaped—no school plays or anything—and I’m really not about to start now.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We didn’t do videography and I have no regrets. I love reliving the day through photos but I didn’t think video was necessary. I like recreating the moments in my head.

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