Wedding video disaster
I've been visting this forum for a little while and thought I would share something that is bothering me as you all seem to be very helpful. I had my wedding two weeks ago (21st August 2013) and it was an amazing day, truly one of the best days of my life.
My husband and I had been together a very long time before we married (13 years), so my wedding was a particularly special and emotional day for me. However, despite being very happily married I am feeling gutted and upset. I had a couple of friends of mine (a married couple) who were due to attend the wedding and very kindly offered to give me their camcorder for the day so that I could record the church service, speeches, first dance etc.
However, when the wedding day arrived they were unable to attend as my friend, who was heavily pregnant, had gone into labour. This wasn't a problem, as I was already aware that she and her husband may end up not being able to attend and they still allowed us to use their camcorder. Due to their absence, however, it meant that we would have to assign the task of setting up and switching the camcorder on to someone else, as my friend's husband wasn't able to do it due to him accompanying her to hospital.
My husband assigned the task to our usher, who set up the video recorder and agreed to press record (the vicar had given us permission to record the service and had already showed us where to set the equipment up). All seemed well - until a week after the wedding when we sat down to watch the video. Turns out, my husband thought that our usher had forgotten to press record on the camcorder and switched it on (there was a quick few seconds of him looking worried and fiddling with it, bless him!). Our usher, who had been outside fetching my mum, ready to escort her down the aisle before I walked in, had obviously been unaware of the fact that my husband had pressed record, because seconds later the video cuts off - he'd hurriedly rushed to press record and ended up switching it off, not realising it was already recording!
I'm devestated. I know it probably seems silly, but it was such a special day for me and I wanted a record of it. We will have the photos of course, but our service was so lovely and included two special readings from my MIL and to think that we won't ever to able to re-live it again is very upsetting.
Any advice or help on how to get past this would be truly appeciated.