Wedding ceremonies and receptions are a lot like movie sets. While they may certainly differ in size, location, and budget, there are some very clear parallels.
Before the main event (ceremony or film shoot), multiple teams of people scurry about, setting up furniture, props, decorative elements, makeup and hair, wardrobe, lighting, sound, and other audio/visual gear. Then there’s the cast of characters- the bride and groom, the officiant, flower designers, catering staff, and the list goes on. If they’re not already working at the event, they are getting ready, even rehearsing their lines for the big moment.
If a wedding was a movie set, the wedding planner would be The Producer. It’s their job to carefully set up a framework for executing a perfect event, holding the “big picture” in mind while being on top of every last detail, keeping it all on or under budget.
A good producer clearly communicates what they want to all of the vendors that are contributing to the success of their production. This includes the videographer. Having done more weddings than usual in recent months, we’ve noticed a few things that *must* be considered by both wedding planners and wedding videographers before arrival to the location on the big day.
5 Tips after the jump…