With over 10 years in the Wedding industry, one Videographer shares his hints and tips for making your special day run as smoothly as possible.
Killian Mulcahy from www.VideoStory.net.au
1) Preparation is key
When it comes to booking your wedding services, try and be as early as you can. For the venue, celebrant, photographer and videographer and many other services, it’s ideal to book twelve months in advance to secure what/who you want. It’s not uncommon for these services to have spots in their diary taken so far in advance of a wedding day and you want to avoid the unfortunate situation of deciding on a professional services company, only to be disappointed.
2) Be like the early bird, go get the worm
On your wedding day, get ready early. You think you have loads of time but often that’s not the case, so prepare for unexpected delays. There’s nothing wrong with being early but being late makes your day seem a little rushed and even risks the unsettling of your plans. Tradition says the bride can be fashionably late, it’s ok to be 5 minutes late but when it’s pushing the 30 minutes to 1 hour mark that’s a different story!
It’s your big day, which you are paying a lot of money for, so make sure you start on time and everything else should fall into place. By starting on time you get the maximum value from your service providers like your venue, photographer, videographer and band etc.
3) Keepin’ it simple is sometimes less stressful
The simple truth is this: if you’re not naturally an organised person, then keep things simple on your wedding day. Don’t channel the Amazing Race when it comes to the event planning and avoid committing to high maintenance items. Just let the focus be on enjoying your celebration with loved ones. Think of the big picture and consider swapping any stressful, grandiose plans for something simpler but make sure you also like the simple things you choose…
4) Don’t be afraid to put forward your ideas to your providers
The main point is this: your wedding is your special day which celebrates you and your partner’s love. Your wedding service providers are all part of the plan towards making this happen. Think of them like mini fairy godmothers who all want to work in with your grand plan, making your wedding dreams come true.
With this in mind, don’t be shy in communicating your vision. Furthermore, good suppliers aim to please you with their services and are pleased when you share any specific ideas you might have. Don’t be afraid to ask for things you would like and share your ideas! But remember they are professionals and have been to many weddings, so if you ask them if your ideas will work they will have a good idea of the timings involved and if they have the capability to complete your request!
5) Sounds silly but make sure you actually like who you are hiring
When it comes to weddings, people have many recommendations to help you. Often this is of course helpful, but just make sure you genuinely like who you have hired. This is especially true for your celebrant, photographer and videographer. If they’re going to be a part of the furniture on your special day then you need to feel comfortable working with them and have faith in their abilities. Do your own research, be honest and work out what you actually want.
6) Get industry recommendations from suppliers
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Wedding planning can often seem overwhelming so it’s an easy shortcut to ask your suppliers who already work in the industry if they have any recommendations. Just talk to them, they don’t bite and if they do then perhaps you should reevaluate using them!
7) The best time to book a supplier …
This is a common question for people planning their weddings, “When should we book someone?” The simple answer is, when it feels right! If you like them, their style and their price then don’t hesitate because if you wait another three or six weeks they could be booked by someone else. Most suppliers will hold a date for a few days to give you a chance to make your mind up.
I hope this guide has provided 7 practical tips for organising your wedding, to find out about Video Story Geelong please visit
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