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Old August 3rd, 2010, 08:52 AM   #1
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Save The Date video.

Please excuse my naiveté but what exactly is a Save The Date video?
I have seen it referred to in posts. I guess it's an American thing that doesn't translate here in UK.

Is it something that is a recognised/expected part of a US wedding DVD? or a completely separate job that is commissioned and paid for outside of the wedding day production?
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 01:47 PM   #2
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A Save the Date video is a short film highlighting the upcoming wedding of the couple. I don't think that it is an North American thing given that it is also prevalent in Australia (Paper Cranes Studio) and the Philippines (Jason Magbanua). In our case, we offer it as part of the wedding package and include it in the couples final DVD...

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Old August 3rd, 2010, 06:35 PM   #3
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Do the couples send the video with the invitations? As a DVD or a link to YouTube / Vimeo / producer's site?

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Old August 3rd, 2010, 10:30 PM   #4
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It's actually not that common in Australia either. I've seen a lot with SODE in New Zealand and WeddingClip in Indonesia.

From what I know, they would put in a DVD along with the traditional wedding invitation. Some of them have also created a website for their wedding where people can RSVP through and they would put the clip up there. They can also send electronic invitation with a vimeo link to it... its really the client's options

But yeah, the concept is to let people now of their wedding date.. hence, save the date.

I've got a Save the Date video to do next month and I can say its a whole different art I'm yet to explore..
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Old August 4th, 2010, 03:00 AM   #5
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Thanks for that, it's a bit clearer now "Save the date - the date of the wedding". I've been doing weddings in UK for over 15 years but never heard of it until I visited this site. I didn't see anywhere on any of the samples I've looked at anything to say it was sent with the invitations.

Obviously there's more work involved in this - a day to shoot and edit, so how do you go about charging for it, as a separate day's production or build it into the wedding charge?

Is any of the UK forum members offering this?

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