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Old February 18th, 2011, 11:46 PM   #1
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When is your busy season for wedding videography?

Well I guess I cant get much more specific than what the title states......i would like to know when is your busiest 3-4 months out of the year when you rack in the most business and which state your business is in. Thanks ya'll
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Old February 19th, 2011, 03:09 AM   #2
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Hi Kelly im starting April, may June, july free some dates, august some free, sep, oct nov fully booked, it used to be may june july but i think the reception places are charging to much for the main season months so people are getting wise up and now booking out of season to get the venue cheaper!!! steve /england
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Old February 19th, 2011, 06:56 AM   #3
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For me it's always been April thru October as the busiest months. In the last 8 to 10 years the BUSIEST month has slowly moved from May, June, July (each month has always been really busy) to now the busiest month has turned out to be October. I guess more people like the fall colors. ;-)
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Old February 19th, 2011, 11:33 AM   #4
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...now the busiest month has turned out to be October. I guess more people like the fall colors. ;-)
...I think its might be because for the past 10 years here in the midwest every Saturday in July and August has been 90 degrees with 80% humidity...
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Old February 19th, 2011, 12:16 PM   #5
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The summer months will always be good because of all the teacher brides. No school from the end of June to mid August.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 01:10 PM   #6
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New Zealand (Summer) - November to February, doing 11 weddings this month and it's killing me! Already have 4 bookings for Feb 2013!
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Old February 19th, 2011, 03:07 PM   #7
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Joel,
Yeah I fully agree. I'm sure you've done the outdoor ceremonies in mid July when it's 104 with 90% humidity and then the thing runs late. Oh yeah, no shade and it's 2PM so everyone is sweatin' like a washcloth. Gotta love it NOT.
I've also done some informal surveys with some brides and grooms asking why they choose Oct/Nov for their wedding. Some said more time to save money, some said they liked the season, some said the weather but regardless of the reasons October and November (especially OCtober) over the last 10 years has just really become the busiest month of my calendar.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #8
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Hi John

Dunno how you manage 11 weddings in one month!!! That would kill me totally!!! That's virtually a Friday, Saturday, Sunday scenario!!!

Over here in Perth December funnily is always the first to be booked out. I have already been turning away brides for December 2011 as it's fully booked. Traditionally June and July here are quiet as it's a wet months and it's Winter too!! However some Winter months I still get bookings regardless!!

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Old February 19th, 2011, 11:45 PM   #9
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Hi Chris,

Yeah - every Friday & Saturday making 8 (don't seem to get Sunday's anymore). Then 3 contract jobs (asian tourists) during the week. I shoot for 4 south island 'destination wedding' companies. The jobs are usually very small (up to 10 guests + couple) and no reception - but usually in weird destinations requiring an overnight stay (up top of Mt Cook via helicopter, or Queenstown, Lake Tekapo etc) Asian's always pick midweek days because the flight options from China / Hong Kong / Singapore are really good midweek apparently.

Of course - all this requires editing into the wee small hours and a well planned capture and battery recharge routine!
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 03:58 PM   #10
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New Zealand (Summer) - November to February, doing 11 weddings this month and it's killing me! Already have 4 bookings for Feb 2013!
You sound like YOU ROCK! But that's a lot of weddings...whew! Sounds like you need to block out some time for yourself far away from cameras and weddings!
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 04:32 PM   #11
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Re: When is your busy season for wedding videography?

John, just a side step from this tread, I hope that you're okay given the current disaster in your city. Kind of puts all this bickering over wedding videos in perspective.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 01:32 AM   #12
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Re: When is your busy season for wedding videography?

Hi George,

Yes - I'm ok. Was in the centre of town at friends place editing when the 6.3 earthquake hit.

House was ripped apart from the inside out. Completely destroyed - don't know how we made it out. Drove frantically to pickup kids from school, past people being pulled bleeding out of shops. Lots of nasty scenes. Our house out by airport area is undamaged. Current death toll confirmed around 75 with 300 people missing.

My family ok - but know several friends whose relatives have been killed. :(

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Old February 23rd, 2011, 02:12 AM   #13
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Hi John

As "neighbours" I feel for all the people in Christchurch!! Just hope the fatalities stay down and everyone recovers fast!!

Hope all goes well with you and your family...at least your house is OK!!!

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Old February 23rd, 2011, 12:28 PM   #14
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Last year april-may-june and september was fully booked. December-January-0 bookings...(

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Old February 23rd, 2011, 01:57 PM   #15
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Re: When is your busy season for wedding videography?

For some reason August is our busiest month, we double book on the weekends. In general, April- September. We are not exclusively shooting weddings so sometimes we get the Winter Birthday parties.
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