Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are our frequently asked questions. If your question is not in here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to answer your questions.

Are we in control of the wedding video film shots and editing side of things?

No, this is our role and why you hired us, right?  A wedding video is a live ‘one take, one chance’ film shoot, so we will use our experience, love for film making and creativity to capture the best shots possible in any situation.  If you like the demos on the website, please note all of these edits are at our SOVP creative discretion.  Of course, we take your wishes into account from the very start, its your memories after all. So during the film planning stages, we shall note beforehand, what you prefer to see from your wedding video.  Then once armed with your pre-wishes we get to work with the editing stage at SOVP discretion.

Are there any hidden costs?

If your wedding is within Hertfordshire, Essex, Bucks and Bedfordshire then no extra travel/accomodation costs are added. Our studio is based in Hertfordshire. For this reason, part of our planning is to be as close to your event location the night before. A local B&B is usually perfect to avoid any worry of traffic on the big day!

We know what we want so how do we book you?

Simple. Let us know via telephone or email. We will then forward you a ‘booking form’ for you to complete, sign and then return back to us.

Do you charge a deposit for making a booking?

Yes, to secure your booking/date for our services, we ask for a £200 (non refundable deposit in advance) of the total amount. We then ask for the outstanding balance to be paid 4 weeks before the day.

How do I know you will make a good video of my wedding day?

We ensure that your event will be filmed and stylishly edited to create a story of your special occasion. We are happy to pass on reviews from our previous clients for confirmation of their experiences with us and services we provided. However, most importantly, do you like our films? Check out the previews of our wedding films to give you a taste of what we do! We always, take the time to meet with you too prior the special day to gather all the wishes and information about your event.

When will I receive the final edited film?

Lets face it…this is the important one! We will have your final mastered film printed, packaged and sent to you within 10 -16 weeks after your music choices arrive to our studio. We can also offer a service of uploading your ‘Highlights film’ online. This is a huge benefit for you to share the film with family and friends, who possibly live abroad, to watch your special day. We cannot stress enough how much effort and passion goes into creating your film; so we do our very best to update you throughout the editing process so you know how things are going.

Do you offer a discount on mid week weddings?

Yes! We have found that more couples are taking advantage of mid week wedding deals from a lot of lovely venues offering better prices. So because of this we offer a £50 discount on our packages. Please note, this offer is for weddings on Monday (excluding bank holidays) – Thursdays, which happen in the autumn/winter months from September – March and in Hertfordshire, Essex and Bedfordshire only. We hope this deal can help you out!

Do you know any good photographers?

We work along side photographers every week. If you would like our recommendations on them or any other wedding service please let us know during our meeting and we will gladly point you in the right direction.

Who chooses the music for our film?

The music for your film is chosen by you. We can certainly be on hand to advise what works best and help you choose though if you wish.

Do you charge more for Church weddings?

No and we do not charge less for a civil weddings either. Of course we are also aware a lot more happens in a religious ceremony too. But please keep in mind that when we film weddings that the marriage part is filmed in full, regardless of the traditions. The marriage parts are the declarations, vows, I do’s and ring exchange. The readings are filmed in full too, if requested. The other parts of the ceremony i.e hymns, blessings and sermons are filmed in a montage style which usually work best and allow for more enjoyable viewing too. If you require a full church service to be filmed then please let us know in advance as this is not included within the package prices and something we would bespoke quote for.

Some, but not all churches will charge an additional fee to couples who wish to have their wedding filmed. There is no set rule for this and each house of worship will charge their clients according to their own rules. SOVP are not liable for this fee, however, please always mention to your church or religious centre that we work un-intrusively, are fully insured and do not move about during the ceremony.

How long have you been filming weddings for?

SOVP have been established since 2009 and since those humble days we have grown into one of the most respected wedding and event videography producers in the UK. We are recommended suppliers at many wonderful wedding venues across the UK; which we proudly see as a reflection of the service and personality we provide to our clients and respected wedding industry friends. SOVP hold full public liability and professional indemnity insurances.  SOVP is a trading name for Aston Media Productions Ltd.  Our team has grown in experience and creativity since day one and we plan to continue growing, learning and capturing memories for many years to come.

For more info/history about SOVP, please see our ‘About Us’ page on this website.

Can you send us a copy of a previous wedding video?

Our discretion and privacy for our clients is really important to us. And this includes before and ‘after’ the event day. For this reason, we feel it wrong to simply send all the private memories of another families special day to complete strangers. We do however, always warmly invite new couples interested to view our previous work to the screening room at our studio in Hertfordshire. All our highlight films shared via our website are with permission from our lovely previous clients; and we hope give a taste of the style of film production we deliver.

What do you wear on the film day?

All our SOVP wedding and event videographers are smartly dressed with shoes, shirts, jackets and trousers. If any particular dress code is required for your party/event then please let us know.