(Closed) Video or No Video, that is the question…

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: Video or No Video?
    Yay video! : (30 votes)
    49 %
    Nay video! : (23 votes)
    38 %
    Neutral : (8 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    3117 posts
    Sugar bee

    @LoveMyMoriLee:  That is indeed the question.  I am torn with the same dilemma.  Aaarg…

    The Love of my life recommended getting a student to do with.  But, I dont know if I trust that route.  The saga continues.

    Post # 4
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I think I would watch the video once, and I doubt Fiance would watch it at all unless I forced him to. Thus, no video for us. We did splurge on a great photo package because that’s what we would appreciate over time.

    Post # 7
    1901 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    This is such a personal choice and I’m sure that you will get answers across the board. My opinion is to say YES to the video, but shop around for a lower price. We snagged ours for $1500 after months and months of hunting for someone within our budget. I love my video. I watch it constantly, but I am the type of person who will watch home movies all day on a rainy day so I knew that video would be important to me. I personally appreciate and love moments that can’t be caught by a photograph. And just because I love sharing it, here’s my highlight video:

    Post # 8
    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Video! You won’t regret it. I’ve watched mine about 20 times since I received it. Even if you only watch it once a year, pictures just can’t capture the same feeling. Also, the day goes by so fast, it’s nice to actually see the ceremony and speeches, since I can barely remember them. It’s totally worth it!

    Post # 9
    283 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My Future Mother-In-Law said it was the one regret she had on her wedding day is not recording it. She said that the ceremony can go by in a whirl of emotion that you probably wont remember it. Thats defiintely going to be true for me! However , we’re not going to get it professionally done, it’s like $5000 in NZ. Someone is just going to record the ceremony and speeches for us on normal camera. Cheap I know and the white balance will be all off! (haha i have no idea what im talking about) But even if its crap I want to watch it every now and then

    Post # 14
    3692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I wish we had hired a professional videographer.  We had a tripod set up with our own camera and my Father-In-Law recorded the whole thing on his, but I’m not thrilled with what we ended up with.

    Post # 15
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We bought a Flip camera ($100) and had the fiance of my Maid/Matron of Honor sit close to the front. That way we have a video recording of the ceremony, even though it’s definitely not fancy. I can hear myself, Darling Husband, the officiant and the readers and see everyone clearly, so it’s good enough for me! There’s definitely a compromise between $2,500 on video and no video at all!

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