Wedding Videos For Cheap: Letting Your Guests Call The Shots

July 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm 4 comments


With all the expenses that go into putting a wedding together, so many Future Mr. / Mrs. Wonderfuls look for ways to cut back without cutting out.  It revolves around the baser instinct to have our cake and eat it too.  After all, what good is cake, if you can’t eat it? 

Following the budget crutching trend, many brides and grooms have even allowed their guests to be their photographers.  By arming each reception table with throwaway cameras, or “disposable glam cams” as I like to call them, guests takes turns sifting through the crowd and capturing moments.   But what if a couple wants more? 

I recently received an email from a friend out in Santa Monica, CA – big shout out to Katie Flowers!! – who found an incredible (and terribly inexpensive) way to document your wedding day on film without the hassle (and cost) of hiring of a professional videographer.  Simply by purchasing a Flip Camera, newlyweds have the ability to capture, create, edit and share their very own wedding videos.  And because the mini camcorders can cost as low as $149.99, you even have the choice to purchase more than one to ensure better footage and greater options. 

It really is a fun and interactive way to involve your guests and truly make them feel like a part of your day.  Below is an example how your guests will turn you into movie stars…

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. anti snoring  |  June 20, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Wow, this post is good, my sister is analyzing such things, thus
    I am going to let know her.

    Reply
  • 2. LindseyK  |  July 16, 2009 at 8:17 am

    LOVE the black and white old-time feel! Videos are such a great way to really capture personalities on a more sentimental note than sometimes even photographs can capture. (That takes a lot for me to admit, as a photographer!) As for capturing video in a kind of “guest book” way, my maid of honor’s dad actually did that for us and I didn’t even know it until I watched the video months later! He just caught some of our bridesmaids and groomsmen outside the reception hall and let them each say something to us individually. It was so sweet! One of my favorite ways to relive the moments.

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  • 3. lemondrop  |  July 15, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Here’s an idea… instead of a traditional guest book set up an area at the reception (think reality show confessional style) and have guests leave a video message as their “signature”. How cool would that be once its all edited and pieced together? Obviously you may still want a traditional guest book for everyone to sign — you know for those guests who get stage fright:)

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    • 4. Mary Kidwell  |  July 15, 2009 at 3:27 pm

      Lemondrop, your genius never ceases :) Love love love this idea! I always like all the fun video can bring!

      Reply

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