When couples start their search for videographers, they are usually presented with packages and numerous options to decide how to best encapsulate their wedding day. It can be overwhelming. but ultimately it’s totally up to you, but I’m glad to help with at least one aspect and that’s coverage times.
I get asked this question so many times on our consultations with potential couples. “How much footage do we really need?” The answer is a little difficult though. It comes down to what is most important to you. Are you dreaming of images of your maids getting their hair and make up done while sipping champagne, or a peek into what your groom was up to while you were being pampered? Have you expertly choreographed a dance ? When you think of your wedding film, what’s included? This isnt really a questions i can answer but I can give you some guidance.
I always tell my couples that they will be the happiest if they decide to include every aspect of their wedding in their film. I’m not saying that we show up at your house to film you rolling out of bed, but just to touch on everything going on that day. I recommend to have us arrive when the bride is starting hair and make up and to leave about an hour into the dancing at least We capture getting ready and the excitement leading up to the ceremony, the ceremony, cocktail hour, speeches, first dances, and the all important party time, whether that is 8 hours 10 hours or 15 hours is up to you and your timeline.
I find the most of our weddings fit in that magic 10 hour window. It gives us all the time to float between bridal prep, groom prep, and all the decorating and setup prep that goes into making your event. Your wedding is so unique, so every package and every coverage time should be too! If you are looking for a wedding videographer for your wedding, I’d love the opportunity to talk to you about my packages or how I can customise one to fit your specific needs! No matter the amount of time, you are sure to get a beautiful, cinematic film to remember your special day.