The needs of individual couples are always unique, and sometimes it’s hard to pin down a definite process when creating your wedding movie. But to give you an idea of how your wedding film may be created, we’ve highlighted a step by step guide of ‘what to expect’ below. The aim of this is to make life as easy and stress free for you as possible, it can be as flexibile as you need it to be. The main thing is that you know that you’re in a safe pair of hands, and that your needs and wishes have been fully communicated.
When Making Enquiries
When making initial wedding videography enquiries we’re more than happy to talk with you in whatever medium you’d prefer, you can find all our contact details on our contact page. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have – don’t worry, no questions are too small or too cheeky – if we can help in some way we certainly will.
When You Book With Us
If you decide to book with us, we’ll typically arrange a time that we can come to meet with you. We’ll also send across to you any administrative forms and we may take a few of the larger details of your wedding (ie. when, where, what style of wedding etc.).
At the First Meeting
When we meet with you, we like to get a clear idea of the kind of people you are and the kind of wedding film you’re interested in creating. This gives us time to plan the techniques and gear we may need to make this happen. We like to find out what sort of package you may be interested in, the rough logistics of your wedding (the when and where) and what sort of feel or mood you’re looking to create.
Talking to you is important to us so that we can get to know what makes you unique – its this uniqueness we want to capture in your film.
A Month Before the Wedding
We’ll typically contact you a month before your wedding, just to touch base with you and put your mind at rest that we’re fully prepared. We like to make sure that any questions you may have are answered well in advance of the day leaving you to relax and enjoy yourselves – let us take away your stresses – it’s your big day after all.
A Week Before the Wedding
A week before your wedding we’ll drop you a line just to confirm dates and places and that everything is moving forward as planned. On the day we don’t want to pose as any distraction,
We want to capture genuine moments between genuine people – the look from the father of the bride to the ‘little girl’ he’s giving away, the glances of reassurance and respect between nervous groom and even more nervous best man, that moment of relief and love when a newly made husband and wife realise that they’re finally married.
These moments you can’t fake, these moments you can’t pose and these moments you can never repeat. It’s our job as wedding filmmakers to capture as much of these as they happen and when they happen. We like to make sure we have a timed plan of your day so that we can be at the right place with the right equipment at the right time.
On Your Wedding Day
There are two main types of event filmmaker – those that direct the action, and those that capture the action. We fall into the second camp. We don’t like to tell couples and guests ‘what to do’ or ask them to ‘repeat it for the camera’ as in twenty years time you’ll look back and think,
‘Oh yeah, that was that time we posed for the camera!’
It’s for this reason that we’re as unobtrusive as possible. In fact, you’re more likely to be directed by your caterer than by us.
We do need to move around, but we’re very discrete and subtle about it – the bride and groom should always be the centre of attention, never the wedding videographers!
We’re constantly looking for ways that we can push our own boundaries and we strive to plumb the depths of our creativity on each shoot. ’What’s the real story?’, and ‘how can we tell it?’ are the two questions we’re constantly asking ourselves.
We’re never in a rush to leave and we stay as long as you’d like us. When you book us for your wedding day – that means the whole day.
After Your Wedding Day
Once we’ve got all of your footage, we’ll then work to put together the films that you may have selected. We’ll add music, titles and add motion graphics if required.
Just before finishing the process we’ll send you a link to a low resolution copy, just so that you can double check for anything that you may want exluded from the piece. Then we’ll professionally colour grade your films and send you your completed wedding DVDs. If you ordered highlight or facebook reels, we’ll typically also provide digital copies of these so that you can share them with friends and loved ones as soon as they are ready.
We are genuinely proud of our level of client satisfaction, and so if the above is unfeasible or impossible, we can provide as much flexibililty as you may require. The key is, we actually love the process of meeting you and making your wedding movie, it’s that love and attention which we are sure you’ll see in your finished film.