Wedding Planning Document

Do you need help planning your wedding day timetable?

Greer mentioned on her famous little blog that I’d shared my planning run sheet with her so I thought that it would be great to let all brides have access to it. That’s right, just download it and make it your own to help your wedding day run smoothly :)

It’s a Google Doc and should give you an idea how my planning sheets work. I use this on all of my weddings and share it with the bride and any of her vendors so that everyone has access to the same information. You can add any other relevent information to make it as useful as it can be. P.S if you’re not already using Google Docs, you’re totally missing out, it’s super simple to use.

Some highly organised brides have even included what time they’re getting up and having a shower :)

Here is my free Wedding Planning Run Sheet that you can view online. The timings on the day are accurate for a 2pm ceremony, but you can adjust these to suit your day.

Also, I’ve tried to embed it below so you can see it on the site. If you would like me to email you a word version of the run sheet just drop me an email via the contact page and I can send it to you.

If this wedding run sheet is helpful to you planning your wedding day schedule and you do end up using it then please share the love by telling other brides and leaving a comment below, thanks!

JT

 

Fiona & Sean ~ Ohariu Farm Wedding {Preview}

Fiona & Sean were married on Friday at Ohariu Farm in Wellington. Ford Mustangs were a big part of their celebration. Sean even got to drive his Father in law, Alan’s prize possession during the photo shoot! Fiona looked incredibly stunning all day. Congrats guys on your fantastic wedding day, we had a great time celebrating it with you :)

Ohariu Farm Bridal Party
Ohariu Farm Wedding bride & groom at sunset
Ohariu Farm Bride & Groom
Ohariu Farm Cottage Old Wool Shed with Bride & Groom
Ohariu Farm Cottage, bride with flowers
Ohariu Farm Wedding Group Photo
Bridal Party Mustang Supersnake Ohariu Farm
Bride and bridesmaids pose with Mustang at Ohariu Farm
Bride walking aisle at Ohariu Farm

The best questions to ask your wedding videographer

 

Before you decide which videographer you want to hire for your wedding day, make sure to ask these important questions.

Below are the best and worst questions that you should ask your videographer before making such an important decision – I’ve updated the questions in June 2014 so that they are even more relevant.

Wedding barn head table

The BEST questions to ask your wedding videographer:

1. The most obvious question – Do they have your wedding date available? Most good videographers will book popular dates at least 12 months in advance.

2. How will they co-ordinate the filming of you wedding with the photographer or other vendors?

3. Will the videographer you’re speaking to be the one who will be filming your wedding? If not, make sure you speak to the person that will actually video your wedding.

4. Are they a full time professional or part time weekend warrior?

5. What parts of the wedding day do they capture?

6. How many cameras and operators will they be filming with during the ceremony and reception?

7. Do they use additional lights during the reception? Can they confirm the lighting will be un-intrusive? Can the lights be dimmed?

8. Does the final video use dialogue from the wedding day or is it more of a music video?

9. Is there a charge for staying later in the evening if something important comes up?

10. Will they go to a location (like the beach or a park) without additional charge?

11. Will the videographer have an assistant at the wedding?

12. What is your cancellation/refund policy?

13. How long will it take them to edit the wedding video? You don’t want to be waiting 6 months to view your wedding film.

14. Is the final film delivered on a DVD, Blu-ray, USB or online?

15. Are they delivering in HD if they are filming in HD or possibly 4K?

16. How long will the final product be?

17. How many copies of the final film will you get?

18. Who owns the copyright of the final wedding video?

19. Do they have backup equipment in case of gear failure?

20. Can you make changes to the film once you’ve seen it for the first time?

21. How much is the deposit and when is the remaining balance due?

22. Can you select the music for the wedding video?

23. Can you use commercial/popular music in your wedding video?

24. What is the videographer’s style; documentary, cinematic, vintage etc?

25. Can you keep the film private for only your family to see?

26. Is the film watermarked or does it have the videographers logo?

27. What is your process for backing up the footage immediately after the wedding?

The very best way to choose your wedding videographer is to look at as much of their recent work as possible and meet with them to chat face to face before booking.

 

The WORST questions to ask your wedding videographer: (taken from other pages on the web)

1. How many other weddings is the videographer shooting on your wedding day or weekend?
Unless your videographer has a time machine, it’s impossible to film more than one wedding in a single day.

2. Do you offer Non-Linear Digital Editing. Request an explanation of the technological process.
Unless you work in the film industry, don’t waste time learning about the benefits of Apple ProRes 422 HQ codecs and other unnecessary details. Focus on important things like their style and quality.

3. What types of cameras, tapes and microphones do they use?
It’s important to know that the gear is both modern and professional quality, but unless you know a lot about cameras and microphones you probably don’t wouldn’t care if they are using a Sennheiser MKE-400 Shotgun vs a Rode VideoMicPro Shotgun  microphone on their camera.

4. Do you shoot in color and black & white?
If you see this question in a bridal magazine it’s written by someone that was around when black and white film was common.  Either the article and magazine is covered in dust or they don’t understand modern technology.

5. Do you deliver on VHS?
VHS tapes are ancient history, if you visit a videographers website that mentions VHS you should leave now!

Bride holding her bouquet

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