FAQs

Do you film weddings outside of Manchester and Cheshire?

Yes, I am able to travel outside of these areas. Where the venue is more than 20 miles from SK8 2JA then the standard petrol cost of £0.45 is charged.

 

If the venue exceeds a 2-hour drive, an additional fee would apply to cover the extra travel time and accommodation may be required.

 

From 2023 onwards, I will be primarily filming weddings in the southeast and offer a 2023 package that includes travel to many counties in the southeast.

Do we need to meet in person before the wedding?

A phone call or video chat is a great way that I get to know most of the couples that I work with. If you would like to meet up beforehand, we can grab a coffee in Cheadle, Chesire where I’m based. Unfortunately, I can’t travel for pre-meets due to my editing schedule.

How long before we receive the videos?

All films are delivered within 6 weeks of your wedding date.

Your highlights film will be sent to you initially by online transfer and all films will then be posted out to you on a USB within a personalised presentation box.

Can we select the music used in the teaser and highlights film?

Unfortunately not, due to copyright laws. As it is likely the video will be available in the public sphere (social media, YouTube etc), then the use of a popular track can require appropriate licensing.

 

Then there is also the style of the film produced – I choose properly licensed music that will complement the overall narrative of the film.

 

As the unedited recording of the ceremony usually includes copyright music being played in the background, this footage is not permitted to be distributed in the public sphere (e.g. must not be published on social media) and is for private viewing only. If you intend to publish the recording of your full ceremony then any copyright music can be edited and replaced with a licensed track for an additional £80.

Do you record audio from the wedding?

Yes, I record audio from the ceremony and speeches and use a combination of lapel and shotgun microphones. The lapel microphones are small and discreet, usually attached to the groom and any members of the wedding party giving a speech.

Can we request any changes to the highlights video?

Small amendments to the highlights video are included in the package cost, such as removing or substituting a clip or two.

Do we need to provide food?

Yes, please. The venue will usually have an option for videographers and photographers when you enquire.

Do you have a commercial license to operate drones?

I previously held a ‘Permission for Commercial Operations’ from the Civil Aviation Authority; however, with the change of drone regulations in 2020, this is no longer required. I now only operate drones with a sub-250 gram flying weight, which is exempt from the Operational Authorisations required for heavier drones. I fly in accordance with UK drone laws and hold the required liability insurance.

Do you have insurance?

Yes, I have ground public liability insurance and aerial public liability insurance – both are up to the value of £1,000,000 each.

What is the cancellation policy and what protection do we have?

If you decide to use the services of Catherine Luther Weddings, then a contract will be signed by both parties as a legally binding agreement. This is to protect both parties and to confirm what will be delivered by Catherine Luther Weddings.

 

Your date will be secured with the payment of a £300 deposit and on receipt of the signed agreement. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks before the date of your wedding and payments should be made by bank transfer (details supplied on the agreement).

 

Cancellation Policy
Should you, for any reason, have to cancel the booking, the following charges will be applicable:

  • More than 6 weeks notice before the wedding date, then the remaining balance is not payable, but the deposit will be retained.
  • Less than 6 weeks notice before the wedding date, then the remaining balance is chargeable and the deposit will be retained.

How will you use the wedding film?

As a creative business, the films I create act as a portfolio for working with future couples, as they show the quality and style of my work. Therefore, by signing the contract you agree to the highlights film being used on my website and for marketing purposes on social media. If one of your guests objects to being included in the highlights film, please let me know, and their face can be blurred out or the clip substituted.

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