Frequently asked questions

What's the story behind the name ``The Uncommon Weddings``?

We started The Uncommon Weddings with one mission in mind – to provide an experience so “out-of-this-world” for our couples they’d look back on their wedding experience with us and say, “Wow, that was different”. We intentionally make an effort for all of our couples to feel like our closest friends and family. Before, on, and after their wedding day, our couples are treated with love and attention at a standard that is far Uncommon in our industry.

What is included in each of your videos listed in your packages?

4-minute highlight video: This video is to encompass your entire wedding day from start to finish. We’ll be using audio exchanged throughout the ceremony and speeches to creatively tell your unique story. This video is perfect to share with friends and family to give your guests a glimpse into what your big day was all about in 4 minutes! Examples: Best Day Evers page
Ceremony coverage video: This video is a full coverage video of your entire ceremony from start to finish. Yup! From beginning to end in its entirety. This edit will require synced audio from our lav mics and/or sound recording from your DJ’s sound system, which we will be in charge of collecting. This is a multi-camera edit so you will be able to experience your ceremony from multiple angles. Example: Google Drive link
Reception coverage video: This video is a full coverage video of all the highlights that happen throughout your reception. You will see full coverage of things like your grand entrance into the reception area, your first dance, dances with parents, speeches and toasts, bouquet and garter toss, cutting the cake, social dancing shots, etc. This video is usually between 20-40 minutes just depending on the length of your specific reception. Example: Google Drive link
60-second teaser video: This video will include highlights of your entire day in a short and concise video that is perfect for sharing on Facebook and Instagram! Example: Google Drive link

How long are the ceremony and reception coverage videos?

Ceremony coverage video: This video will be the exact length of your ceremony. Whether your ceremony is 10 minutes or 60 minutes, we will capture the entire ceremony in its entirety. Of course, we’ll be incoporating multiple camera angles in the final edit.
Reception coverage video: This video’s length will depend on how long your reception is. Typically, this video is between 45 minutes to 60 minutes long. Again, this video will showcase all of the highlights during your reception in full length.

What is a video memory book?

Our video memory book allows you to share your wedding video in the most unique way possible! This awesome book is a wedding album with an embedded video player that plays your wedding video on demand upon opening the book.

View the video memory book here:

When will I get to see my wedding videos?

In order for us to have enough time to make the magic happen and create the absolute best wedding film for you, the standard turnaround time is 8 weeks from the date of your wedding. However, with an upgrade to our Standard Package, you can expect to have your wedding videos in only 3 weeks!

Is there a travel fee?

No travel fee. Period. If your wedding is in California, your travel fee is included in your wedding package.

Do we get to meet you before the wedding?

Of course! After our initial phone call, we will put you in contact with your day-of lead videographer to schedule a follow-up call, FaceTime or Skype, or in person meeting (whichever best works for you and our team).

Do we have a say on the music used in our highlight video?

Yes! Although our team is only allowed to use copyright-free music, you still are able to have input into which copyright-free song(s) we use in your highlight video. On your “follow-up call” with your wedding day of videographer, you will be able to chat about what mood/style you’d prefer for your wedding video. This will allow us to accurately choose a song or pair of songs just right for you.

What are the raw video files?

In short, raw video files are the raw, unprocessed, unedited, individual video clips that come straight from our cameras. Think of these clips as the “puzzle peices” to the videos that will be delivered.

Here is a more in depth breakdown: Vimeo link