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 is over a 2 hour drive away, then accommodation would be required the night before (and possibly the night after depending on distance).

Do we need to meet in person before the wedding?

It’s entirely up to you! I’m based in Cheadle, Cheshire and I’m happy to meet up for a coffee and chat through the details. Alternatively, a phone call or Skype chat is another great option to get to know each other.

How long before we receive the videos?

The 1 minute teaser trailer is delivered within 2 weeks of the wedding day by online download and the highlights video and footage from the ceremony and speeches/feature film will be delivered within 4 weeks.

 

All videos will be posted to you in a lovely presentation box on a USB and the teaser and highlights films will be uploaded to YouTube/Vimeo if you would like to share these links with friends and family.

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

Sadly 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 copyrighted track requires appropriate licensing which could cost thousands of pounds (and in some cases much more).

 

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

 

As the full recording of the ceremony may include copyrighted music being played in the background, this footage is not permitted to be distributed in the public sphere (e.g. must not be published on social media) and is for private viewing only.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 £50.

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.

What equipment do you use?

The following setup enables me to produce high quality 4K footage, while remaining mobile, discreet and unobtrusive when filming:

 

Filming equipment

  • Panasonic GH5 and Panasonic GH5S cameras
  • Panasonic and Sigma Art lenses
  • Zhiyun Crane Plus gimbal
  • Rhode and Saramonic shotgun and lapel microphones
  • Mavic Pro drone

 

Editing equipment

  • Full Adobe Suite, including Premiere Pro, After Effects and Adobe Audition

Do we need to provide food?

As I’m usually filming for around 10 hours, a meal is greatly appreciated . The venue will usually have an option for videographers and photographers when you enquire.

Do you have a commercial license to operate drones?

Yes, I hold the required ‘Permission for Commercial Operations’ from the Civil Aviation Authority to operate drones commercially.

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 £250 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.

 

If a replacement booking can be found for your date, then the remaining balance will be returned to you and the deposit 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, as the copyright holder, I reserve the right to use and distribute my films on my website and for marketing purposes on social media.

Get in touch with any questions or to arrange a phone/Skype chat