(Closed) To Wedding Video, or NOT to Wedding Video??? HELP!!!!

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@BellaDee:  we have the full video. We weren’t going to get a videographer at first but then we ended up doing it after talking to many people. The day goes by so fast that its so nice to have and look back on.

With that being said the highlight video is something we watch quite often and in has been great being able to share it with people! I would defiantly suggest at least doing the highlight video, you won’t regret it!

Our video in case you’d like to see (we loved looking at peoples videos to get an idea of what we wanted)  http://vimeo.com/45679154

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@BellaDee:  That’s awesome, you won’t regret it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@letsgobowlingx:  This is lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the trick first look, that was so so sweet. And excellent choice of song!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Cyri:  Thank you! Haha ya, the first look was one of my most favorite parts of the day! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Our photographer was a friendor who has a full-time job as a marketing photographer and volunteered to do our wedding photos. The kicker was that her BF is also a photgrapher and offered him to do our videography. So we practically made them take some money from us and paid a relatively small amount.

Having a video was something I was adamant about, though I didn’t need a professional package, just something to watch to relive our day. I would have 100% regretted not having it and would have paid probably up to $2000 to get it if I really had to.

Our friendor used two cameras and came early to plug into our venue’s sound. He edited it so that it has a short intro, then shows clips of guest arrivals, edited down clips of parents coming in and bridesmaids entering (we had a very long aisle), then my entrance and the whole ceremony. The reception is cut down to key moments, which is what I assume you mean by highlights: first dance, toasts, cake cutting, anniversary dance, and one or two clips of guests dancing and having fun. We skipped video for getting ready and didn’t have a send-off.

The video is not as professional as someone who would do videography as their job, but it was much more professional than having a family member film it. I would make sure you have someone who knows how to plug into the venue’s sound (otherwise you wouldn’t have been able to hear our ceremony over ambient noise), has a pro video camera, and can edit the video down to ceremony and highlights. A trailer and other package items are luxury items we decided we didn’t need.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@bklynbridetobe:  I’m glad you enjoyed it! The trick first look was so much fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We weren’t sure at first about getting a videographer, but after watching my wedding video teaser, I know it is the BEST investment we made  http://vimeo.com/64534140.  I think it does however depend on whom you engage to do the shoot.

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Personally, after the meal, the videographer was the biggest part of my budget. After planning for months and months, and hearing what “a blur” the wedding is, having a concrete moving picture of the day is so important to me! But if it isn’t important to you and not in your budget, definitely don’t do it!

@alex_malota: Speechless at the beauty of your wedding! Wow! 

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@krrmee5:  thanks.  It was a great day, but as you noted, most of it was a blur, so I am so thankful we had our videographers capture the memories for us.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My fiance’s sister got a video, and bought copies for her immediate family. It’s a lovely reminder of the day. Plus, she watches it with her husband every anniversary…which is a sweet tradition, and now that they have two kids, the kids even ask to see it because they really like seeing their Mom and Dad so in love (they still are, but the wedding video is really sweet). I think it’s rather sweet.

I know I’d regret not having a video of the day… 

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Yeah I heard about a few companies! One my cousin used is called Wedding Mix and we got to film it all together, like all the guests. And then they edited it for her! Super cool!

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We are not having a video at all. We are spending nearly 3000$ on a great photographer which was so much more important to us. I love the idea of high quality pictures that capture a perfect and candid snapshot of a moment, but personally I find wedding videos really cringey and posed like 90% of the time. Obviously not your vows, etc., but they always seem to include awkward interviews about why you love your Fiance beforehand, awkward twirling/posing/panoramic shots while everyone stands there, everything in slow motion, etc. Also whenever I see myself in videos, I ALWAYS focus on how stupid my facial expressions etc are. I definitely don’t think we will regret not getting one (hopefully)!! Finally, I like the idea of the memories of the day being captured through our own personal memories and photographs, not through the eyes of someone else if that makes sense. I personally don’t like the idea of watching us say our vows afterwards, from the view of a videographer standing on the side. 

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