Post # 1
For those who had a videographer- was it ever awkward having him/her there while you were getting ready, making small talk with your bridal party, or experiencing an otherwise private moment? I know everyone says “I never even realized my videographer was there!” and I believe that about the reception…but I have a hard time believing that I wouldn’t notice the guy with a camera filming me for hours while I’m in a hotel suite. If I get a 10 hour package, are they really filming for 10 consecutive hours? How in the world does anyone have a private moment or say something silly without worrying about it showing up in your video?
Married bees, please share some insight.
Post # 3
I decided not to have the videographer with us as we got ready. It was enough having the photographer there, especially in a fairly small space. We had plenty of footage from the ceremony, reception and the filming they did on the grounds before everything kicked off.
Post # 4
We just had a videographer to film about an hour before the ceremony so he didn’t film any of us getting ready or anything like that. My videographer was awesome and def knew how to get people talking. The only time it felt kind of awkward was when I was sitting alone with my thoughts and he came over to talk to me and it took me off gaurd.
FWIW I really loved our video and nothing seemed too awkward!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
I had both a videographer (male) and a photographer (female) in the room with me while I was getting ready. I know it’s cliche, but I swear to you *most of the time* I barely even noticed either of them in my excitement!! Every once in a while (if there was lull in the convsersation or something) I would notice, but for some reason it just didn’t seem like a big deal. Both the photog and videog also took this time to document details (my dress/flowers/accessories) so it’s not like there was a camera in my face 24/7. The day went by in such a blur so it’s kind of nice to be able to look back on getting ready and the silly little conversations I was having with my mom and bridesmaids.
As far as a private moment.. Just ask! At one point I was feelng really overwhelmed and I looked right at the photog and videog and asked if I could have a moment to myself. They happily obliged and scurried off to document some other detail. 🙂
Post # 6
I had a videographer and truthfully found it awkward during our first look moment because he had a mic in my husband so they could capture wat were saying.. I felt paranoid and didn’t want to talk lol but after that it was cool and having a videographer ( a good one) is worth it!!!
Post # 7
@Mrs. Coyote: what did your bridesmaids & mom think of having the videographer in the room while they got ready?
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
@Mrs.Kpop: Oh that’s funny! My Darling Husband had a mic too, but I didn’t realize it until the ceremony LOL!
@BooRadley: As far as I know nobody had a problem with it. If they did, they never said anything to me! 😀 Some of them were all dressed and ready to go by the time the videog showed up, but some of them got ready in the room with me. Everyone seemed to be having a good time, no one seemed awkward. If you’re comfortable PMing me your email address I am happy to share the footage with you!
Post # 9
My photographer was a female so that wasn’t awkward. Our videographer had a female assistant who was with us about 2 hours before the wedding. Honestly, it wasn’t awkward at all. She was really sweet and just asked us to pretend she wasn’t there. When it came time to get into my dress, she turned the camera off for a couple minutes until I had the dress on and the started filming again as my mom and Mother-In-Law zipped me into the dress. She didn’t really make conversation with us so much as capture the excitement we all were feeling.
Darling Husband was wearing a mic and there were some funny moments captured in our raw footage but our videographer was amazing and put together an awesome viedo for us. Nothing embarassing made it in. I was so glad we splurged on our video
Post # 10
Not really, I mean I knew he was there but it wasn’t a big deal. I myself am a wedding photographer so I’m more aware of that kind of stuff going on that the average bride. We just got our teaser video back and my Maid/Matron of Honor said “oh my gosh, I never even saw him during that point!!!”.
Post # 11
@BooRadley: I too didn’t have the videographers in my suite when I was getting ready… I gave them my dress, shoes, & accessories to document (they took them to the lobby or something and staged them) and I didn’t have them start really filming until the first look… then they were all over the place but I didn’t really think it was over the top.
If you only have one shooter it might be 10 hours back and forth between the guys and girls and that would allow you some “breaks” and etc.
Also he/she will want to get the venue & surroundings and little details so I wouldn’t hold to the idea of having the camera in your face for 10 hours straight 😉
Post # 12
I think it’s important that you are comfortable with your videographer(s) and photographer(s). We were very comfortable with ours so it wasn’t weird for me at all to have our photographer and videographers hanging out with myself, my bms, and mom while we got ready all morning. We just all took turns changing in the bathroom, which wasn’t an issue since we finished hair and make up at different times.
Post # 13
I never noticed the videographer when getting ready. She stayed out of the way and never really asked us to do or say anything. The photographer was more in the way than anything.
Post # 14
my videographer was only at the ceremony and photoshoot afterwards.