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#11 TammyB

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    Posted 09 April 2007 - 03:16 PM

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... I'm so confused.. Best two our of three? lol

    #12 *JillD*

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      Posted 09 April 2007 - 03:22 PM

      our package comes with a 15 minute video of the ceremony. I really don't care about the video, I don't see myself watching it more than once or twice, I'd rather have the pictures.

      #13 CourtneyV

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        Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:37 PM

        Well Tammy - since your wedding is so close, why don't you call the videographer. Get a quote from him - if you're ok with the quote, ask if he's available on your date. If he is, take it as a sign! It's getting pretty close though, so there is a chance you might not be able to find one - in which case you're stressing yourself out trying to make a decision for nothing!!!
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        #14 A10CalGal

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          Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:43 PM

          We did not hire a pro videographer, but I am SO GLAD that 2 of our guests took video of the ceremony & reception. I can't wait to see it! Namely, because I cannot recall exactly what I said for my vows. Rafael did such a beautiful job with his that I was a complete mess when it was my turn. I want to know what the heck I said!!!

          So, my advice would be to have it done - even if it's just the ceremony.

          #15 TA Lindsay

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            Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:44 PM

            Is it possible to borrow a video camera from someone (or have you got one of your own?) You could just do a video yourselves...that's what we ended up doing, one of our guests did the taping...then again, only having 3 guests, that could be a little difficult...hmmm...
            I like Courtney's suggestion - maybe try calling the videographer and see where it goes!
            Your wedding is so close now!

            #16 tvt

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              Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:49 PM

              We're not doing a video. The reasoning behind it is how many times to you watch old videos of Christmas or birthdays?? For us that answer is basically never, so we're skipping it. We're going to hire a photographer (not sure who yet) and I'd rather remember it through great pictures over a video. Just my two cents though.

              On the flip side my friend who was married in a huge traditional church wedding watched her wedding video over, and over, and over, and over, and over. You get the point.

              #17 kay726

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                Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:49 PM

                We are only having 15 guests but 5 are the bridal and grooms party, so the 10 left are mosthly folks who don't know how to operate the camera to well. So we wanted to do the DVD. I was watching my sister's video at Sandals with her the other day (she got married 5 years ago) and it still brings a glow and a smile to her and her husband's face when they watch it.

                #18 MelissaH

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                  Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:41 PM

                  We had one of my uncles do our video - he did a really good job. My dad turned it into a DVD and edited it all for us. I'm really glad that we decided to do it - the day went by in such a blur for John and I, it was nice to be able to sit back and watch everything happen from a different perspective. There were so many little things that both of us missed that the camera caught - it was awesome!

                  #19 NHPT

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                    Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:43 PM

                    i really want to but it seems so overpriced to me- we are going to try to save some of our budget and buy a camera and just film it ourselves- wont be fancy or anything but at least we would have it
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                    #20 BVP

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                      Posted 09 April 2007 - 07:31 PM

                      Originally Posted by NHPT
                      i really want to but it seems so overpriced to me- we are going to try to save some of our budget and buy a camera and just film it ourselves- wont be fancy or anything but at least we would have it
                      To Do a Video or Not to do a video.... That is the question.....
                      Having a video is personal... Some people could not live without one and others are indifferent. It all depends on you as a person - if you like to look back, and remenisse (sp) it's great to have something live as it actually happened... It is also good for future generations to look back on.

                      Have to take issue with the video being overpriced... It cracks me up that nobody thinks twice about paying thousands for a photographer, however they hesitate with the price of the video. Just to let you know - To edit video takes much longer than photos. For every one hour that we are on site at a wedding - I can count on at least 10 hours in editing. Not to mention an extra half a day for artwork and packaging...

                      I just do not want to be undervalued... most brides regret it if they do not have a video.... and I understand that having both a photog and videographer is cost-prohibitive in some cases.

                      Please though - we work really hard after the wedding day, putting our heart and soul into the footage to include the most beautiful parts of your day together in one unforgettable memory package... It is worth the money. (I don't know too many folks who work a 40 hour week for under 1k).

                      I hope I don't sound defensive - it's just that sometimes we video people feel so underappreciated for the amount of work that we do...


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