July 9, 2018
It’s the beginning of May now and inquiries are flying in fast and furious for last minute requests. Inevitably this means, I’ll have to break some hearts because we’re already booked.
Truly, I hate doing that. And I want to offer a bit of booking advice so that you can avoid a similar fate.
I know how tempting it is to put off making a decision on video because of either planning overwhelm or you just aren’t sure you really want it. But it’s really important that you think about it sooner than later.
In the northeast: September, May, October, and June are the hottest months. These months get booked out first and the get booked very fast, at least 12 months in advance kind of fast.
Which means it’s a good idea to book your wedding videographer when you book your photographer if you’re getting married in one of these popular months.
Saturday weddings are most popular followed by Sundays with Fridays coming in close behind. If you’re a couple looking for wedding videography for a Saturday wedding, you’re one of the people who need to get into decision mode if you want your first choice of great videographers.
Cape Cod is a stunning location for destination weddings and that means that holiday weekends are popular time to get married. It’s convenient for friends and family to come for an extra day or two. It gives everyone a little vacation along with a party and it means… a potentially multi-day party.
Labor Day, Columbus Day, Fourth of July, and Memorial Day are all popular holiday weekends for New England destination weddings.
If you’re planning a wedding on one of these holidays, you’ve got to think ahead.
In short, book your wedding videography team as soon as you have made the decision that you want a wedding video.
If you wait, there’s an excellent chance that your first, second, or even third choice for videographer won’t be available for a wedding on a Saturday in September.
We’re already getting inquiries for 2020 and we’re not even a quarter of the way through 2018 yet.
We’ve had to turn down couples that couldn’t wait to work with us… but didn’t inquire soon enough. We hate turning those couples down, it truly breaks our hearts.
Inquire about getting a video, don’t lurk. (Oh. how I love to lurk. Trust me, I know and love the lurking. I’m a huge fan of the lurking… but this is not the time nor the place for said lurking.)
Get on your potential wedding videographer’s radar ASAP. Inevitably, more than one couple will inquire about a popular wedding date and they’ll keep you in the know.
We let all the interested parties know that there are other people looking at booking wedding video on that date.
Everyone who inquires with us is amazing and we really want to work with everyone. But we won’t be able to.
We’re not scary, we’re not going to give you the hard sell. And most of us don’t like to talk on the phone either (ask Sean who has to order take-out in our house… until the end of time).
We genuinely want you to have the best video you can get. And we want to make sure you get your date booked ASAP. Because we know how happy this wedding video is going to make your day every time you watch it.
Mom to 4-legged kids and lover of everything butter, flour, and sugar related (especially cake). I write about real weddings, featured love stories, and advice about getting a wedding video. #nofilter
Who are we? We’re Cindy & Sean Caughey, Cape Cod wedding videographers. We used to vacation here until (about 12 years ago) we decided we just couldn’t go back to NJ. Now we specialize in filming couples getting married on Cape Cod & the Islands, year-round.