Frequently Asked Questions

 

These are some of the most frequently asked questions that I get asked by new couples who are enquiring, or by couples who have already booked their wedding video package. If you have any questions that aren’t answered below please feel free to drop me an email or give me a call on 07527749855.

 

Do we get the full ceremony?

All three of my packages include your full length ceremony. If you choose a package that includes speeches or your first dance these are also included in full.

How long will our video be?

The total running time of your film will heavily depend on the length of your ceremony and speeches. Package B feature films usually range from 60-90 minutes. Highlight videos are usually around 5-7 minutes.

Do you need to visit the venue or church beforehand?

It isn’t necessary for me to visit venues and churches prior to the wedding day. I do however, scope the venues or churches out online! Part of being a professional wedding videographer is being flexible, and confident, enough to be able to arrive on the day and get exactly what I need.   Also, during a busy wedding season there just wouldn’t be enough time to visit every single venue, every church, or other location, as well as film all of the weddings, and get all of my editing done. 

Can we choose our own music?

I will get in touch about a month before the wedding to ask for your music choices for your film. These choices can only be used for the full length feature film of your day. Due to copyright issues it’s not possible to use these music choices on your highlight film. Instead for this film I will handpick a perfect song for you!

Any wedding videographers that do use popular music, such as Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars or Christina Perri in their online wedding films is usually doing so illegally. I always license music from professional artists that make amazing music specifically for weddings. From this choice of music I pick a song that will make your wedding film unique.

For more information about making choices for your music click here to visit my help guide

What is the booking process?

First, I’ll send you an online booking form, once that’s filled in then I can send your online contract and invoice.

To reserve your date I require an upfront booking fee of £250. This secures the date for you and prevents other couples from booking the date. The remaining balance is then due a month before the wedding date.

Can we spread the cost?

I understand that weddings are expensive. If you’d like to spread the cost of your wedding film then a payment plan can be set up to even out payments from the date of booking until a month before your wedding. Just let me know what you feel would work best for you.

Can you do a discount?

I don’t offer discounts on any of my packages, regardless of the time of year, season or if you’re enquiring last minute. The reason for this is so that I can ensure all of my brides and grooms are being treated fairly. This way you can be confident that you’re not paying more than other couples who are booking at the same time as you, or those that are booking last minute.

My prices are reviewed every 9-12 months, so the best way to save money is by booking early.

When will we receive our film?

I always aim to have your wedding film completed within three months of your wedding date, usually sooner depending on the time of year. I won’t keep you waiting around for months and months, as I know I wouldn’t want to wait that long either.

Do you take photos as well?

Vision Wave Weddings doesn’t offer photography as part of any packages. For you to get the best out of your wedding film I need to spend the entire day concentrating on solely videography. A lot of the companies who offer both photos and video will probably have a team of people, whereas I work alone. I am more than happy to recommend some great photographers though!

How do you get on with photographers?

There is sometimes this idea that photographers and videographers don’t get along; it’s not true! We are there for one reason, and one reason only, to make your day awesome and capture it. That’s all we care about.

Are you insured?

Yes. Vision Wave Weddings has full Public Liability insurance, any details of this can be provided upon request. Venues often like to see proof of Public Liability insurance from wedding suppliers, as well as proof of PAT tested equipment. All of our equipment is fully PAT tested as well. I’m also DBS checked.

Do you do drone footage?

Yes. New for 2022 all packages will now include drone footage. Drone videography is dependant on any restrictions regarding location and weather. Without the neccessary permissions I will be unable to fly the drone.