Frequently asked questions
There will undoubtedly be questions that you have before you decide wheteher or not to book. This page has some of the 'usual suspect' questions, but if your question isn't answered here then please Contact Us. We don't bite!
Wont having our wedding day filmed by two videographers be obtrusive and get in the way of the day?
Professional videographers should go out of their way to keep out of the way! The last thing you want is to have paid someone money to capture your day on film, only to find that in the process they make themselves the centre of attention and not you...and it does happen. An experienced videographer will be sensitive to the fact that you might already be nervous enough, without having the added pressure of a camera being constantly thrust in your face at any given moment. Besides, the best footage is always got by the videographer remaining unobtrusive. In fact we often get comments, when people see the finished DVD, that they didn't notice us being there at a given moment.
How should I prepare myself for being filmed on the day. Is there anything I should be conscious of?
The best thing you can do on your wedding day is forget all about being filmed and enjoy yourself. The best wedding DVD productions always come out of a day when the bride and groom have resolved not to stress themselves out about the details, and focus instead on themselves, their families and friends having a great time. Experienced videographers know how to move in and around the events of the day and make the most of the situations and settings available to them.
Isn't it a bit awkward having a photographer and videographer at the same time?
Not at all. Photography and videography are two completely different mediums, with completely different approaches to them. A photographer will require you to pose for their photographs and will be both vocal and active in orchestrating the right shot. A videographer, however, gathers all footage by not being vocal or orchestrating events for the finished production. In fact a professional videographer will take advantage of the photographer's choreography of still photographs, by capturing the poses being put into effect. Quite often this lends itself to some nice moments. Having professional experience in photography, IKIRU PRODUCTIONS respect that the photographer must be allowed the unhindered movement necessary to capture the right shots on the day
What will the duration of the finished DVD be?
There is no set duration for a wedding DVD. The final length of the main feature depends on a few factors, such as the size of the wedding, the type of wedding, the length of the ceremony, the length of the speeches and whether or not evening filming is required. As a rule of thumb the average wedding DVD, once edited, is usually about one and a half hours long. This can be longer if the above mentioned factors determine it to become so. However, some couples do sometimes request, as a personal preference, that their wedding DVD be edited for either a shorter or longer DVD. This is not a problem. In fact we have been requested to produce a separate second DVD, particularly when a live act is used for the evening celebrations. Whatever your personal preferences, we can accommodate your needs.
How long after the wedding will it be until the finished DVD's are ready?
We appreciate that after the wedding, or after your return from your honeymoon, you will want to get your finished DVD as soon as possible. Depending on the time of year you can expect to receive your finished DVD within a month of the wedding date. However, it is important to remember that there are quieter and busier periods of the year for weddings, and because of this it can take up to twelve weeks for completion. Quality is never compromised in favour of quicker delivery, but we don't let the grass grow under our feet either!
How will you dress for the occasion?
Both videographers wear dark, two-piece suits, which also make it easier to blend in to the background.
Can I make a booking now?
Yes. You can make a provisional booking by sending us an email with the date of your wedding and your full contact details - please CLICK HERE to do so. We will then contact you by phone or by e-mail to confirm that the date you have requested is available for confirmed booking.
When do we pay?
A deposit of £100 is required to secure your confirmed booking. The balance of payment is due two weeks prior to your wedding day. You can pay for the deposit, the remaining balance and additional DVD's in cash, by cheque, by debit card or credit card. To make an online payment CLICK HERE to visit the Payments Page, also available through the links in the 'Contact Us' tab.