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Winning Wednesday: Don’t Sacrifice Videography on Your Wedding Day — Use WeddingMix Instead

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One of the hardest parts about having a wedding as a Broke-Ass Bride is cutting out those things that aren’t necessarily high-priority but definitely don’t fit into your budget. And so often, especially for our readers, videography is one of those sacrificial lambs. And it’s the one I most-often hear the wedded couple bemoan after their celebration. Because, even if you only watch it once a year on your anniversary, it’s truly lovely to be able to relive that gorgeous day of tulle, toasts, twirling and triumph. Plus, you’ve put blood, sweat and tons of hours into planning this thing, why shouldn’t you get to watch all of the sparkly magicalness over and over again?

And that, my friends, is why WeddingMix by Storymix Media exists. For you. And to keep that shit alive and well, eons after your wedding day.

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They understand your broke-ass needs. That’s why their packages start as low as $99. That’s why they send you cameras, in lieu of the gaggle of smartphones that may end up being the culprit behind some not-so-rockin’ Instas of your ugly cry-face, and then make a badass video out of all the bits and bobs. But if you’re still cool with smartphones hanging around your reception, then they’re cool with it, too, because they have an app for that. And it’s free. DUH.

From getting ready to the first kiss as a married couple to your dad’s toast to rockin’ your socks off on the dance floor, WeddingMix‘s cameras will capture every last detail, then the cool folks back at HQ will compile and edit those amazing moments into a video just for you … embarrassing Elaine dance moves and all. So you get a killer video for waaaayyyyyyyy less than the vast majority of amateur videographers would charge. I mean, come on. You’re winning all around.

SPEAKING OF WINNING: One lucky Broke-Ass Bride will score $300 to use toward a WeddingMix package for their big day. And even if you don’t win, you get a fantastical 10% discount just for enteringWhat’s there to lose? Get on it! And good luck!

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5 Crazy Things I Regret Not Getting on Video from my Wedding

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I married the most unlikely man almost 15 years ago. I say unlikely because we both bet our friends a six pack of beer that we would never, ever get married. Best bet I ever lost.

We were so different, that it took a while to get engaged. By the time he proposed, I wanted to simply tie the knot the next day. No way, said he. “We will have the biggest party on the smallest budget possible.”

So, he set to planning a huge bash, while I set about learning how to DIY everything. Our priorities in this party were booze and bar band. We would DIY everything else.

Seriously, 15 years later friends still tell us that our wedding was the best party they ever attended. Not just wedding. Party. Was it the Jack Daniels? Was it the bar band? Hard to say, but I wish I had all these moments on video.

1. The DIY Dress

Only a fool would make her wedding dress when she does not know how to sew. I am that fool. I wish I had video of me cutting nineteen, yes — nineteen yards of tulle. Or especially video of me twirling around in the dress the very first time. Right after sewing that last stitch.

2. The DIY Cake

Ah, but a bigger fool would make her own wedding cake! (Points finger at self) I had been a cake decorator professionally, so I figured that naturally I would be able to make my own cake. Never mind the carpal tunnel that set in the week of the wedding. Never mind that it’s crazy to try to decorate a cake two days before your wedding. Especially when you have to talk your bridesmaid through doing it for you.

But everything is better with alcohol. So, you get your bridesmaid drunk and then have her do it. And then proceed to have a food fight with the middle bits of the cake. It’s all good. And would have been grrrrrreat on video!

3. The Steam Iron

I made my own dress, but shame on my mother, I never really learned how to iron. So, I show up at the church in my dress, and my friend points out that it’s all wrinkly and going to look funny in the photos. Yes, I was that oblivious.

It was now about 5 minutes til the wedding was supposed to start and someone ran out to get a steam iron. There’s my man standing at the front of church, waiting. And there’s his best friend, running through the church with a steam iron. Literally, running. With the priest behind him promising NOT to marry us if I was late. Priceless.

4. The Piggyback Ride

We swore it never happened, but my husband’s buddy’s girlfriend swore it did. The piggyback ride. Me and my bustle were seen careening across the dance floor on the back of her boyfriend and she was not pleased. I would pay good money for that video now.

5. Table Dancing

I do have a photo. But who wouldn’t want to see video of themselves dancing on a table at the end of the night with a centerpiece on their head?

Our wedding journey took us from DIY near-disasters all the way to face-planting on a black diamond slope in Oregon. Proposal all the way through the honeymoon, there were soooo many crazy moments I wish I could relive with my man. Sometimes photos just aren’t enough.

Ariane Fisher is the Co-founder of Storymix Media. Their app WeddingMix is a fun way to crowdsource photos & videos from your friends into an edited wedding video. Her great loves are bourbon, chocolate, and hockey. She is mom to 6, yes, 6 kids. It’s loud.

{Partner Love + A Giveaway} Storymix Media Helps You Get A Professionally Edited Wedding Video On The Cheap

Y’all, videography ain’t cheap. You know this. You’ve already put down some serious skrilla on your dress, venue, his duds, gifts, food, booze and your photogs. But video? It’s soooo awesome and special to have. And so often falls by the wayside when your budget can’t squeeze it in. Besides girl, you’ve spent so much putting the D to the I to the Y, wouldn’t you want your video to follow suit?

Have no fear. Storymix Media is here! *cue superhero theme song*

You know your peeps have smartphones. Because, let’s face it, who doesn’t these days? Oh, but if they don’t, that’s cool, because Storymix Media has cameras they’ll happily lend you for your big day, as a part of any Camera + App package. What? Yeah, so whether you’re recording with a fancypants telephonic device or on one of their handy dandy video machines, you’ll be set for a complete, DIY cinematographic experience. Your guests can point, hit record and let the good times roll!

For as little as $99, (a far, far cry from what even the most amateur videographer near you would quote you) you can snag all sorts of fun, funky and adorably fanciful coverage. Best part? You won’t need to track down any random Facebook, YouTube or other extraneous files to keep them all in one spot. Storymix Media helps you consolidate and control, without having to be in control. In addition, it’s a whopping free-99 for your friends and family to install the app that’s included in every package and contribute videos and photos into your project!! Woot!

And being the Broke-Ass lovers they are, Storymix isn’t just letting you BABs have with the usual 411…

Storymix Media is giving away a $200 dollar package so you can get all your wedination glory captured on film. To get in on the action, just fill out the entry form below. Don’t for get to snag your self some extra entries by sharing on Facebook and Twitter! The winner will be chosen Dec. 8.

Need more proof of how much to love ‘em? Check this vid.

Oh, and if you don’t win? Yeah, Storymix still wants to share a little love with you by giving you a 10% off coupon code just for entering. (You’ll get the super secret code after you throw your name in the hat.) Score!

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