This DIY wedding was filled with love and laughter as the stunning bride and groom celebrated with their family and friends. Their affordable New York City Wedding Video reflects their style and the amazing people who came to make their big day extra special!
“WeddingMix appealed because a videographer wasn’t in our budget, but I wanted to get video of important moments like the first dance, the vows, etc. This was a cost-effective way to ensure that we got video of those things, and it also was a chance to get our guests involved.”
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1. What were you most proud of while planning your wedding?
I am most proud of the DIY elements, particularly the 120+ paper roses that I made for centerpieces and to decorate our cupcake stand. They were made out of book pages that I dyed myself.
I also really liked collecting 1920s-30s era postcards from New York to use as escort cards. The guests really got a kick out of them.
2. Where was the wedding?
We were married at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.
3. Why was WeddingMix appealing for filming your big day?
WeddingMix appealed because a videographer wasn’t in our budget, but I wanted to get video of important moments like the first dance, the vows, etc. This was a cost-effective way to ensure that we got video of those things, and it also was a chance to get our guests involved.
4. What were the special moments that you want to remember forever?
There were so many… but most of all, I loved seeing how well our families got along, and how our different crowds “meshed.”
It gave me so much joy watching one of my husband’s cousins dancing with my grandma — it was so funny and charming and still makes me cry happy tears when I think of it. The best part for me was how much everyone enjoyed themselves. I love seeing my loved ones having fun.
5. Was WeddingMix able to capture those moments?
We got quite a few videos of the dancing, which was the part that made me happiest. We have some truly hilarious videos of the best man (groom’s brother) dancing with the bride’s brother and one of the cousins. I still laugh when I watch those.
We also got a good video of the first dance, which was such a meaningful moment to me. We danced to “Don’t Worry Baby” by the Beach Boys. I love the Beach Boys, and I love that song. It’s one that we’ve listened to a lot together, and I just think it’s the perfect song to play at the end of a movie when the hero and heroine live happily ever after. So it was such a “moment” for me to be dancing with my best friend and true love to that song. I’m happy we were able to get that on video.
6. Do you have any budgeting tips?
Again, so many! Don’t be afraid to schedule an “off day” such as a Sunday or even a Friday. We were married on a Sunday, which was a big money-saver for us.
Don’t be afraid of DIY — but be mindful, because sometimes DIY can cost more money than it’s worth. Keep your wedding small — you won’t regret this because it will feel so much more intimate and loving.
And pick a venue that is naturally beautiful and well-decorated, so you don’t have to invest as much in making it look pretty. Having a daytime wedding is also a good strategy for saving on lighting!
Photogrpahy– Le Image Photography
Venue- Manhattan Penthouse in NYC