online client questionnaire

Section 1 - Basics
Your big day is near! Please fill out and submit this form so we know every little detail about your wedding. Let's start with the easiest bits first.
Bride: *
Bride:
Groom: *
Groom:
Mailing Address After the Wedding: *
Mailing Address After the Wedding:
Section 2 - Wedding Party & Wedding Details
Name
Name
Section 3 - Getting to Know You
We are so grateful that you have chosen Storybox Films for your wedding. We want your film to be as personal as possible because your story matters. We don’t make generic weddings films so these simple questions will help us to get to know you better, giving us ideas and story-telling points to focus on when we make your film.
Section 4 - Bridal Preparations
Most brides tend to need 2-3 hours for makeup and hair, depending on the complexity involved. Arranging to have the bride done with hair and makeup early in the day, before most of the other girls, is best. Allow time to put on the dress and jewellery! A corseted dress should be allowed 25 minutes, while zip-up dresses can be allowed 10 minutes. Make sure there is natural light in the room where the bride will be getting ready (window light). This makes a WORLD of difference in your images! I promise! Please note: we may offer some direction during this part of the day to get the shots we need to make your wedding film or photographs awesome! If possible, try to have all bridal details together before we arrive. (Dress, jewellery, shoes, bouquet, garter, veil, etc) This will make the detail shots more efficient! Keep the area near the window free of rubbish, bags, snacks, etc. This will be where the bride will be putting on her dress! It is most common to have the Bridal Party and Mother dressed and ready before the Bride so that they can help assist the Bride into her dress.
We recommend you put your dress on some time before the ceremony which will allow us to capture those moments before heading to the ceremony to set-up our camera’s and audio. We like to be at the ceremony at least 20-minutes before it starts.
This may be a first look with your Father or a Bride and Groom first look. Note: first looks can be truly magical and especially intimate, filled with raw emotion and heartwarming embraces that make for the best photo/video moments.
Please specify who, when, and where. We highly recommend you wait for us to arrive before presenting any gifts. We are always keen to capture the opening of gifts and the writing/reading of cards.
Section 5 - Groom Preprations
If we have planned to cover the Groom prep, please have the following ready before we arrive: 1. Grooms suit 2. Cuff Links 3. Shoes 4. Other Accessories Again, please make sure there is natural light in the room where the Groom will be getting ready (window light). This makes a WORLD of difference in your images! Please note: we may offer some direction during this part of the day to get the shots we need to make your wedding film or photographs awesome!
Section 6 - Ceremony
If your ceremony is a hotel, please leave instructions on how to validate our parking tickets or reserve a parking space in advance.
Especially important if your ceremony is in a church
Your ceremony as an opportunity to express your love for each other. Writing your own unique custom vows is something that’s worth considering if you’re having your wedding filmed. We understanding it’s a daunting task, but it adds so much emotion to your wedding day and wedding film. We promise you won’t regret it.
(if applicable)
Section 7 - Video/Photo Session:
Filming you when your photographer is getting their shots rarely works. What we usually end up with is awkward, posed shots of you standing still looking at the photographer's camera. For us, this doesn’t always translate well on film, we would rather get more natural shots of you both interacting and enjoying one another's company. We may direct you slightly, but nothing too posed we want to capture genuine moments.
Section 8 - Speeches
As you’ve probably noticed from our films, the speeches play an important part in the storytelling process. We understand that for some people, giving a speech can be a scary thought and their main goal is to get it over with as quick as possible. Storytelling is the driving force behind the wedding films we create. We do more than simply create highlight reels. Every film we produce incorporates the depth, emotion and significance of your day. Every shot helps to weave your story together; so that you and future generations can relive your most precious and meaningful moments and words spoken. Note to Groom: We LOVE to hear how you met and fell in love, what your partner means to you and what your plans and ambitions are for the future. By no means do we want to take control of this part of your wedding day, but please be mindful that your wedding speeches play a very important part of your wedding day story. The final, mandatory, element of any successful wedding speech is to make an emotional connection between the audience and your partner.
If so would you mind us using a light if we need to avoid grainy footage
Most of the time the people giving speeches are positioned behind the top table, however, it can better if the speeches are given from one position in the room.
Please can you list the people that will be giving a speech:
Section 9 - Reception
If your venue is a hotel, please leave instructions on how to validate our parking tickets or reserve a parking space in advance.
Please list and specify any special event, traditions, or non-traditional moments that we should be aware of during your reception. Any other information that you would like for us to know about your reception can be listed here.
The reason for doing this is to avoid dark grainy video footage.
Complete!
We thank you very much for your time and patience completing our questionnaire. If you have a PDF file of your day plan can you please send it to us. After many years of filming/photographing weddings, we’ve come to understand that preparation is one of the vital keys to producing a wedding film/photos that you deserve. If you have any questions regarding anything above please let me know, we’d be more than happy to speak to you about them. Next stop, the big day! Bring it on! Don't forget to press submit below.