Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: wedding video

password: april

I do not like our wedding video. 
Could this be because it took Shutterbliss 4+ months to create a 3 minute highlight that looks just thrown together?  Could this be because my many emails to Shutterbliss set expectations they had no intentions on following through?  Could it be because there are three separate shots of Chris and sucking face (really who wants to see that?!)?  Could it be there are two separate shots of just my shoes? shot of the random stuffed butterfly that was in the hotel room?  ...our vows all choppy and not smooth?  NO talk of our pastor.  NO shot of us on the dance floor.  NO shot of us on the dance floor during our first dance.  NO real shot of me and my bridesmaids.  NO real shot of my dad walking me down the aisle. 
I could go on and on.
I'm pretty sure it's a combination of all of the above.
I won't bore you with all of the details. But I originally asked Shutterbliss when I would get my video in the first week of December, thinking this would be timely as my friend who got married two weeks prior also used Shutterbliss and got her video back before Thanksgiving.  I was told within the week.  And well I didn't get my video until mid-February (TWO and a half months later).  Very unprofessional in my opinion.
I am happy with the song they chose, parts of Kari's toast, and the shots of the Chateaux, but that's about it.  We did get the raw footage, but even that doesn't have the beginning of the ceremony with everyone walking down the aisle (including myself, the BRIDE!).  
So overall I'm disappointed and don't recommend them.   I wish we would have invested more, and did some more research.  But of course what I did see and when I did talk to Shutterbliss originally all seemed like I would love the end result.


Peg said...

It's sweet! Maybe not what you were looking for but a nice reminder of an awesome day

Summer said...

It is sweet. Also, the sucking face is romantic! That sounds dumb, I know, but in a year, you'll sometimes be glad to see what it was like when you were first in love and being together was like a dream. There were def some key shots missing, though. I'm sorry your not happy with it! Did you tell them that?

April said...

Yes, Summer I told 'em. Unfortunately Brent (the owner) just like to hear himself talk, and just talks and talks. So he wouldn't hear it. Another part of being very unprofessional.

Emily Foley said...

I think it's cute but you're right, it's probably not what you were looking for. I think another call is in order with a very straightforward "I am very unhappy with this video, what can you do for me?" Either fix it or refund your money should be appropriate answers.