Back when we hired a photographer, we moved our video budget to photography. I knew there was no preventing my mother from videotaping everything, especially now that she has a Flip HD (which we gave her for Christmas cuz we're a bunch of enablers), and I knew the chances that we would watch the video weren't so high...but I still wanted the day on film, so I wanted to ask a friend to videotape the wedding. Fortunately, we have a friend who does video-editing and video-stuff anyway, and thus I recently secured our videographer, via g-chat, as all good friend-or meetings should go. I'd asked her awhile ago, but I wanted to see if she was still willing recently.
me: are you still willing to videotape our wedding?
because I vaguely remember asking you about this like, a year ago
Sarah: I mean obviously I'd rather be drunk. But assuming I'm still working at [place where she works doing video editing] I'll do it
The conversation continued and she offered to do the video, to edit it together, and to tape the ceremony, plus the toasts and first dance. (But my mom will videotape the whole reception and there is nothing I can do about it, so I've given up trying.)
She also asked to come to our rehearsal so she could check the place out. But of course! I think she is at least a little excited as well, because they don't have to buy us anything from Bed Bath & Beyond. And I'm really excited that we will have a good video of the wedding to show the grandparents who can't make it, because that was the part that made me saddest about cutting the video. Will they really want to watch it? I don't know. But will I be upset if they really want to watch it and we have nothing to show them? Yes.
Does this border vaguely on asking my friend to work during a wedding? Yes, but I told her as soon as the alcohol is out, she can start drinking, so I don't think it will be that big of a deal.
Do you have any friendors?