The Wedding Planners Guide to Wedding Films

By Aimee-Louise Sumner

Today, Laura from Laura Baker Productions has been chatting to our Wedding Planner Aimee-Louise about her experience of working with wedding videographers, and the dos and don’ts that couples should think about when booking their wedding film.

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP REASONS THAT COUPLES SHOULD HIRE A WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER?

Couples will spend a lot of time planning their wedding. Most of the time for 1, 2 or even more years. There is a lot of planning, time and effort that goes into making the big day the best it could possibly be…….but then the actual day goes by so quickly! A lot of couples tell me after their wedding that their day went by in the blink of an eye, so they wish they could go back and live it all over again. With a videographer they can! Couples will be able to sit back and enjoy every moment of their big day played over and over (and we all know those brides that will have it on repeat!)! Memories that will never fade……..you cant beat that!

AS A WEDDING PLANNER FOR BESPOKE WEDDINGS, WHAT’S THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION YOU GET WHEN IT COMES TO WEDDING FILMS?

I always get asked “what does everyone else normally go for?” and I always answer with “what do YOU want to go for?”. Your wedding day should be all about you and not what anyone else has done. Your big day needs to be personal and it needs to be exactly what you want.

A lot of couples also worry about making everyone else happy. As long as you are happy, that’s all that matters!

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU TELL COUPLES WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR WEDDING FILM?

Research!! There are loads of suppliers out there that will throw some amazing offers at you but ALWAYS check out their work. Having your wedding filmed isn’t something you want to take a risk with. You will only have that day once so you don’t want to book the first supplier you come to as they are giving you a cheap as chips deal, to then find out after the big day that their work isn’t to a high standard. I would always recommend meeting with the supplier, asking to see a variety of work they have done (not just one either……always ask to see more!) and check out their reviews too. This will give you a great insight to what others have experienced and will help you decide if they are right for you.

ANY TIPS FOR A SMALLER BUDGET?

This being said, there are genuine suppliers out there that do offer some really good deals that are really good at what they do and will give you some great results. It really does come down to that research.

Another good thing to think about if you are on a budget is what is most important to you to be captured. Some of my couples have enquired about getting just the ceremony filmed and not the rest of the day. Your ceremony is what your day is all about! As long as you have captured this, that is the main thing. All of the rest, you will find, will in one way or another, be captured by your guests. There will be some amazing photos and videos that will pop up (with the dreaded social media tagging) which will superbly highlight what a fabulous time everyone has had!

Remember if you are one of our Bespoke Competition Winners you can pick up some amazing savings with our WVSA Accredited Wedding Suppliers Exclusive Offers and Discounts, just contact your assigned Bespoke Wedding Planner for more information.

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DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE WEDDING VENUE THAT ALWAYS LOOKS GOOD ON CAMERA?

I am really lucky to work with some absolutely stunning venues and all of them look amazing! I have a wide variety of different types of venue too which is great as you get to see lots of different personalities, themes and styles showcased in lots of different ways.

The venues I am currently working with are Macdonald Ansty HallNettle HillQuorn Grange HotelCastle Bromwich Hall Hotel and Honiley Court Hotel.

We run our Win a Wedding Competitions at all of the above venues, plus many more! For your chance to Win your Wedding, enter your details on; http://bespoke-weddings.com/wedding-competitions/ 

Lastly, don’t forget to check out Laura Baker’s amazing work if you are interested in booking your Wedding Videographer! Laura is one of our WVSA Accredited Suppliers, and has some fantastic exclusive offer packages available for Bespoke Competition couples. Her website is…https://laurabakerproductions.com/ Or watch one of her fab videos on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RWqMIMNl5o&feature=youtu.be