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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:17 PM

This is really the one thing that I have not even thought about. Seriously, do I need a video of the wedding? And do you think I would even still be able to find a videographer? How long do you hire them for?
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    Posted 19 February 2007 - 08:22 PM

    I would suggest talking with Marcie (BVP is her name on the boards). She is so affordable and you will be glad you got a video (without breaking the bank). The day flies by so quickly so being able to see things you missed on the video is priceless!

    #3 Christine

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    Posted 19 February 2007 - 08:42 PM

    we decided this is one thing we could live without in a way. We are going to set up a few cameras on tripods around the church and then record our vows using a digital voice recorder. I am not planning to try to match them up, but we are both pretty good with computers so we will make our own slideshow and maybe use our vows as part of the voice over? not entirely sure yet, but professional videography was not in our budget.
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    Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:18 PM

    if you have some extra $$, i say go for it...if not, do not sweat it...we love watching our video because the day goes by so quickly that it is easy to miss all the great little details that are happening.

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    #5 RAENJAY

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    Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:20 PM

    Thanks girls, that is what I was thinking, that it will go by so quickly I know I will miss something.
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    #6 *JillD*

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      Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:35 PM

      If it wasn't included in our package we wouldn't get it, but if you can afford it I say go for it!

      #7 gkashmira

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        Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:41 PM

        After Janety's great review of Marcie we have hired her for our June wedding. I think the $750 price is very reasonable for an edited video plus all the raw footage. If you can afford another grand than I think it's worthwhile! When it'sd all said and done, the money spent, the dress worn, the food eaten you're going to walk away with an amazing husband, some gorgeous photos and perhaps a video of your special day...
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          Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:57 PM

          I know Riu has there own videoagraphers I think it is $450. We are not getting a video done. We are going to have a friend tape the ceremony for us so we can show it at out AHR
          <a href="http://s162.photobuc...entation2-2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i162.photobuc...entation2-2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>Wedding slideshow: http://www.juancarlo...com/sarah18/...

          #9 jpkw

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            Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:58 PM

            We aren't hiring a videographer b/c we don't have the budget for it. But a lot of girls definitely recommend it! We'll probably get someone to use a camcorder for the ceremony, then we have Juan to take a ton of pictures of everything else!

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              Posted 20 February 2007 - 12:33 AM

              I had three personal camera's (my sisters, mine and my sister-in-laws) set up. One from each side and one in the middle of the aisle. My mother-in-law is a teacher at the local high school and actually teaches the video-graphy class! We were so lucky! She took the three tapes and cut them together, put some photos in where the video wasn't good, and added some music. It is so awesome to look back at the day!

              She also made one version that is extremely cut to the important parts only - I think it 10 minutes long or less. This is the version that we showed at the AHR and show if anyone wants to see it. Nobody really wants to see the 30 minute version other than us.

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