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What is your definition of love story. Everyone has different ways of creating one
What I'm talking about is usually done by DJs. They do separate interviews with the bride & groom and put together a short video that's playing during Grand Entrance (or dinner), usually right before the B&G are announced (or maybe it's before the entire wedding party?). You ask questions like "How did you meet?" or "How did he/you propose?" or "What would you like to say to your spouse right now?"

I'm wanting to keep working on adding these higher-end production things to my venue offering. I don't know of anyone in the Birmingham market who's doing this and would like to be the first. During the rest of the event I'll probably run animated monograms and other various visuals during the event.
 
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What I'm talking about is usually done by DJs. They do separate interviews with the bride & groom and put together a short video that's playing during Grand Entrance (or dinner), usually right before the B&G are announced (or maybe it's before the entire wedding party?). You ask questions like "How did you meet?" or "How did he/you propose?" or "What would you like to say to your spouse right now?"

I'm wanting to keep working on adding these higher-end production things to my venue offering. I don't know of anyone in the Birmingham market who's doing this and would like to be the first. During the rest of the event I'll probably run animated monograms and other various visuals during the event.
I used to do this for my clients back 4 yrs ago or so. But I did it in a more humorous way. Aside from the normal how did you meet and things of that sort... I would also ask silly personal questions such as who takes more time in front of the mirror, whose side of the family is louder... who is the bigger baby when sick. We sat them in a couch and recorded it. More interview style... not so much dramatic high end cinematic. It used to be popular, but has completely disappeared in recent years in the area... primarily as couples want more time for dancing and such.
 
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Sounds like the video of a Shoe Game ..
 

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I used to do this for my clients back 4 yrs ago or so. But I did it in a more humorous way. Aside from the normal how did you meet and things of that sort... I would also ask silly personal questions such as who takes more time in front of the mirror, whose side of the family is louder... who is the bigger baby when sick. We sat them in a couch and recorded it. More interview style... not so much dramatic high end cinematic. It used to be popular, but has completely disappeared in recent years in the area... primarily as couples want more time for dancing and such.
I'm in an area where I'm certain that nothing like that has been done before. I'm planning to add DMX-controlled dimmer packs, to control chandelier and string lighting in the room. I'm looking at darkening the room, do a Love Story video, then do white search lights and finally hitting the front door with a white spot for GE. Do all this, then add dancing on the clouds and cold sparkle fountains and I think I can get some buzz going in the area.
 
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I'm in an area where I'm certain that nothing like that has been done before. I'm planning to add DMX-controlled dimmer packs, to control chandelier and string lighting in the room. I'm looking at darkening the room, do a Love Story video, then do white search lights and finally hitting the front door with a white spot for GE. Do all this, then add dancing on the clouds and cold sparkle fountains and I think I can get some buzz going in the area.
A video is more likely to be used at a rehearsal dinner. Maybe in a Covid lock down where dancing is prohibited it would be a good addition, but I wouldn't buy and install any of this stuff until multiple actual bookings for it have been SOLD. The reception is a wholly social occasion and not a stage show. Many customers are are very conscious of that.

An OFFER is not a SALE and behaving as though they are synonymous will just dig more holes to bury yourself in. BUYING GEAR does not increase bookings. Your not a carnival vendor at the fair so, don't make hanging stuff on the wall and hocking 3 throws for a dollar a go-to sales practice.

SELL concepts or ideas - and then deliver them in the most secure and profitable way. Selling one instance of this love story idea is not cause to buy the gear - hire someone else to do it for you. Don't buy stuff or take this on unless or until you've already booked enough instances to pay for ALL of the expense, and can properly manage the time to produce a quality result.

Don't let expanding this venue project become a substitute for dealing with something else.
 
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