Broke-Ass Tag: DIY wedding video


You know how it goes: You get engaged. And everyone under the sun has an opinion about what you should and should not do on your wedding day.  But when my time came, not one. single. person. told me that they regretted having a video. In fact, most of the people with “advice” stressed that they loved their wedding video more than anything because it captured so much more than their photographs.

But as you also know, videography is costly. Like, sell a body part, costly. So when I started blogging here at The Broke-Ass Bride and noticed their shout-outs to WeddingMix, my attention was piqued. And then when I did my research, I was hooked.

Here’s the genius of it: It’s an app that you download for free. You register and choose how much or how little you want. You can choose to only use the app for a very reasonable fee. Or you can go completely nutso with all the bells and whistles, additional handheld cameras, extra DVDs, help with editing … and STILL come out far below any videographer you’re going to find.

So where’s the magic?

You guys know how rampant technology is these days with the tablets, phablets, iPhones as big as your face and whathaveyou. Everyone you see, everywhere you go, has their face in a gadget. And at weddings, so many people use these exact same gadgets to take photos and videos!  The magic of WeddingMix is that your friends and family can download the free app and upload pics and videos of your day, right to your own magical library.

So that’s what we did: I started by registering and choosing my options. Then we started taking videos. Like this one of our on-the-fly cake tasting with my (crazy) family. And then a few months later, I told my close girlfriends and relatives about it. (There’s a super easy printable/email version to provide them instructions.) They, in turn, captured some seriously awesome moments of my bridal luncheon and bachelorette weekend!

Then, about 1-2 weeks before the wedding, I sent out an email to the guests and bridal party with the instructions and a funny message requesting their help in documenting our day. It was that easy. The advantage to this method is that you aren’t paying huge money for additional videographers to be everywhere at once. Instead, you’ve got videos being recorded from all angles, times, locations by friends and family alike. More options, better video! Think about all those moments that would have been missed if you had a single camera man. I’ve even got videos taken in the car by the road-trippers. And messages of “we’re on our way!!!” with a champagne toast from the first class cabin of a plane. It’s pretty cool.

In fact, take a look at the simply amazing trailer WeddingMix did for my husband and I. It starts with my Julia-Roberts-esque laugh (I’m sorry.), thanks to my Maid of Honor. Notice that we’ve caught the adorable flower girl saying “Look, Mom! They’re dancing!” and the crowd reaction to it. Notice that you can SEE the love between us as we take our vows and smooch for the first time as hubby and wife. Notice during our exit that all the glorious party horn honking won’t come through on the pictures, but we’ve got the raucous celebration captured for all time. And this bride is grateful.

  • 11/29

    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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