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Post-wedding Review: Fotowerke (Videographer)

I just got my wedding video!!!

Service: 5/5
Firstly, just to establish the time line better, I contacted Celestine from Fotowerke 1 month before the actual day, asking if he was available. Usually videographers are booked at least 6 months to a year in advance so our wedding was pretty last minute – a little treat to ourselves because we had saved so much anyway.

I had found them on SingaporeBrides.com and they came with so many good reviews and recommendations. Celestine was quick to reply to my enquiry and was quick to reply all my subsequent replies. All in all it took a week of to and fro before we went to view some samples at his house which we loved. He was very warm and informative.

Style: 4/5
On the day of the wedding Celestine’s colleague (Wei Sing?) was the one to film the whole day. He was pretty quiet and shy, which is good in a way because they style was less directive and more candid. They didn’t tell us to do poses or intrude into private moments. I had hoped for more colour correction especially in some lightings – things either turned out slight yellow or orange.. but if you are not that picky on the colour correction then the video was simple and really sweet.

I don’t really like too stylized or too cheesy stuff.. They really hit a good spot. Simple but not boring.

Price: 5/5
They were so friendly on my pocket!! And I absolutely love them for this. To be honest, I might have this DVD on replay for the next few weeks, but after that, I may play it for special occasions only. Not worth spending $3000 on. Fotowerke quoted me $1,200 for 1 whole day + 2 sets of DVD of the whole day. About 2 hours of show time. I did not want a highlight video for dinner cause my photographer’s package already included a slideshow highlight.

I don’t know if they still quote this price – but if they do, rest assured its a good deal.

Quality: 5/5
The waiting time was 6 weeks. My DVDs were hand delivered to my office in a hard-cover embossed box that read Fotowerke. The CDs had a very nice rose print with our names and date printed on the front of the CD which noted if it was the wedding day or banquet. Really high quality stuff.

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Overall: 4.8/5
Can’t imagine I almost didn’t engage a videographer at all! I would have missed out on reliving the entire day in 2 hours of DVD. Fotowerke did an amazing job for the amazing price they had. They were professional and friendly. No regrets at all and come highly recommended by me. 🙂

xoxo,
B

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NOT dead !

I’ve been gone for a long time haven’t I? Sorry. Work has been crazy busy. And no, I haven’t died under a pile of tulle , scotch tape and paper pom poms.

Anyway, at this point, I’ve stopped all DIYs (as any bride should when you less than 1.5 months away) and tying up lose ends like RSVPs and the entire day’s itinerary. And I’ve also confirmed my leave for 11-17 june! My next fitting is next week and I’m only 34 days away. 

M and I thought about it and decided that since we’ve saved on a lot of things throughout the planning process we should just go ahead and get a videographer for our day. After a bit of research on SingaporeBrides forum, we settled with fotowerke.
1) they were really friendly on the pocket!
2) they were available for our actual day which was surprising considering we’re quite near the date.
3) they had shot at our church before which means they know good angles and good timing for the mass.

It was an easy decision for me. We signed them and paid up the 40% deposit already. 🙂

I started the table seating arrangement a long time ago, which hasn’t been too much trouble or headache as most brides say it is.. I guess mine is a small party, makes it slightly easier. Most people are coming too so no need to reshuffle people.

TIP: There is no such thing as starting too early. Whether your wedding is 1 year from now or 2, start your planning now! (It helps that your BF has actually proposed and you’re not just planning an imaginary one.. )

A little update through pictures:

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Possible hairstyles I’m exploring!ImageImage

Okay, maybe I did die a little under paper poms poms. 🙂

Hope you girls (or guys) have a wonderful evening! Thanks for reading.

xoxo
B

 

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