A wedding video questionnaire is one of the most useful tools to have as a wedding videographer. This should be sent out to couples a month before the wedding. The more details you are aware of, the better prepared you’ll be to preserve it. Since you are prepared, you can focus more on being creative with your storytelling.
Wedding Video Questionnaire – Bride
Where are you having your make-up and hair done? (Full address please)
What location are you getting your wedding dress put on? (If different location, please list full address)
At what time do your stylists arrive?
What are your stylists name(s) or business name?
About how many people will be at the your location? (Wedding Party and Family)
What time will start getting into your dress?
Who is your photographer? (Company name and photographer’s name)
What is your photographer’s phone number and email address?
How many photographers will be photographing at your location?
What time are your photographers arriving to the your location?
What time will you leave for the next location?
What are the your parent’s names?
Are you and the Groom exchanging gifts the morning of the wedding?
If so please explain the logistics?
Wedding Video Questionnaire – Groom
Are you and friends doing an activity before getting dressed? (Sports, jogging
grooming parlor, etc.?)
If so, where at and what time? (Full address)
Where are you getting dressed? (Full address)
About how many people will be at your location? (Wedding Party and Family)
What time do you plan to begin getting dressed?
How many photographers will be shooting at your location?
What time is/are the photographer(s) arriving to your location?
What time will you leave for the next location?
What are your parent’s names?
Which individual will have possession of the wedding rings in the morning?
Please disclose the Groomsmen/Ring-Bearers FULL names: (Please specify the Best Man)
Please disclose the Bridesmaids/Flower-Girls FULL names: (Please specify the Maid/Matron
Wedding Video Questionnaire – First Look
Are you planning on seeing each other before the ceremony?
If yes, where? (Full address)
What time are you planning on seeing each other for the first look?
What are the logistics of your arrival to the first-look location?
Will your photographer be snapping photos of you and your bridal party after the first
What time do you plan to end the photo shoot to prepare for the ceremony?
Is the ceremony at a different location?
List venue of the ceremony and the full address?
How long will it take to travel from the first-look location to the ceremony?
How are you and your bridal party traveling from the first-look location to the ceremony?
Wedding Video Questionnaire – Ceremony
Where will your wedding ceremony occur? (Full address)
On the invitation, what time does it say the wedding ceremony will BEGIN?
What time does the Bride anticipate arriving to the location of the ceremony?
What time does the Groom anticipate arriving to the location of the ceremony?
Who will be the officiant(s)?(Please provide phone #)
Has the officiant for the ceremony or the venue issued you any special limitations or guidelines concerning and videography? (Be specific)
What kind of ceremony are you holding?
What the duration of the ceremony, approximately?
How many wedding guests are giving a special poem, the scripture, or a statement readings?
What day and time will the rehearsal be?
What time are you planning on having the ceremony end?
Are you planning on doing a receiving line after the ceremony?
Are you organizing a special walk-out after the ceremony takes place?
How are you traveling to the reception venue (if applicable)?
What’s the travel duration to the next location (if applicable)?
Wedding Video Questionnaire – Photo Session
What location were you planning on having the photos be at? (Full address )
How much time did you plan for regarding the photo-taking plus travel time?
What time are you wrapping up photo-taking to head to cocktail hour?
Do you have any problems with us (the video crew) 10 minutes to work with you
towards the end of the photo shoot?
Wedding Video Questionnaire – Reception
What is the location of the wedding reception? (Full address please)
When does cocktail hour begin?
When does does cocktail hour end?
When does the reception begin?
When does the reception end?
Will there be a special dessert display present at the reception?
Who is provider of entertainment for the reception? (Individual and company’s name)
Who is going to be the emcee of the reception?
Will there be lighting from the ceiling at the reception?
Is the entertainment providing any services that contain photo like a photo booth?
Is the entertainment company providing any services that contain video like slow motion booth?
Will they be using any spotlights for areas other
than his/her own designated setup area?
Who is going to be the Maitre D’ of the event?
Will there be a wedding coordinator? If so, provide their name.
What time do you plan to cut your wedding cake?
Are you having a traditional tossing ceremony?
Please provide four emergency contact phone numbers here: (Please include your own)
Anything else we should know?
Take these questions and put them onto a google form and share it with your client. Make sure you don’t give them all the questions at one, but in small doses. Their details will help the day be less stressful and allow for you to focus more on your craft. For further resources check out Rob Adams Wedding Video Business Kit. If you enjoyed this extensive wedding video questionnaire, post a comment below.
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