(Closed) Should we Marryoke ?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Have a Marryoke Video (Multiple choices)

    Yes- so fun and different

    No- just keep with the traditional Videography

    I wouldn't want to do this as a guest

    As a guest I would love being included in this !

  • Post # 31
    20 posts

    I’m really surprised to see most people not liking the idea. If I was a guest I’d love something like this. I think if it’s a popular song it can be well done and the video could even incorporate some clips of your wedding and not just the lip syncing part. I’d say definitely go for it. 🙂

    Post # 32
    4835 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    becomingblamo:  While I can see that the end result is quite fun, I think that there are some logisitcal challenges of adding this to your wedding day that you should seriously think through:

    • You can see in the video you linked to that some guests and wedding party members were “into it” while others where clearly uncomfortable.  The groom himself looks extremely uncomfortable, which is not a good wedding day experience/memory for him.
    • You can also see from all the locations and people invoived that they clearly had to explain this, stage it, and play the song many MANY times durring the day.  On your wedding day everyone has enough going on that they don’t really need to be focused on staging a music video.

    I’d give some thought to how those aspects could be improved if you are considering going forward.  Maybe just make it a one take thing that happens durring the reception after everyone has had a few drinks and is already lose and dancing?

    I also can’t really imagine how this is less work that traditional videography since the videographer still seems to be there the whole day and has to do a ton of editing.

    Post # 33
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    when you said marryoke, my first thought was something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi1syPvmAWg which i love because it looks spontaneous and fun and me as a guest would be totally down for this. However, when I watched the videos of the links you provided, it did made me cringe a little, the people in those videos look very awkward/uncomfortable and it looks too staged. i would prefer something more spontaneous

    Post # 34
    2793 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015


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    A11eycat:  I can not. stop. laughing. 

    Post # 35
    586 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2019

    This seems awkward. 

    Post # 36
    4 posts

    The perfectionist in me can’t take the offbeat dancing and non-synced lips.

    Post # 37
    8674 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    LOL.  If you wanna do this, do it.  People need to loosen up and have some fun, geez.

    Post # 38
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Nyooope! I’m very introverted, and I really dislike the whole forced posed “everybody say ‘cheeese!'” photography thing everyone else seems to be so into, so the idea of urging guests to perform at a wedding seems very inappropriate to me. I’d probably step outside during filming, and if I knew I’d be expected or pressured to perform, I’d consider that reason enough to RSVP hail no. The only right way to do this is allow guests who want to particpate to volunteer for it. 

    Post # 39
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    This seems like a logistical nightmare and like something a lot of guests would dislike, but I think there’s a compromise. What if you filmed dubs of like the first 30 seconds with your wedding parties and then the last line with your husband? Then the whole middle bit of the video could just be footage and photos from the day. 

    Post # 40
    2229 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    No. Just no. 

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