Whenever people ask if it’s worth filming their wedding, my response is simple. I must have rewatched my parents’ wedding video over 100 times growing up. Like every child, I thought my parents looked like the most beautiful couple in the world. Even through the glitch of the cassette tape, watching that video was and still is as enthralling to me then as it is now 35 years later.
But of course, things have changed a lot since VHS days, and now when it comes to weddings the choice is no longer ‘should I have a wedding video?’ – which now seems de rigueur for the modern couple – but ‘how can I get the best wedding video possible?’ This is where drones come in. Drones offer footage that is unmatched when it comes to showing off a spectacular venue, or a larger guest list, which thankfully post pandemic is now much more of a realistic wedding prospect.
They are the one element in every wedding film that can take an already gorgeous moment in time from home movie to a cinema-worthy experience. As the bride walks down the aisle, a drone can pan back from the first steps to several hundreds of feet in the air showing the ceremony and location in its entirety for a truly dramatic effect.
However, wedding videos are known to come in at a hefty price tag, and that’s just for a good videographer, not even counting how much you’d expect to pay for drone footage. If you want to hire a drone or find a drone pilot it can be difficult and many wedding videographers do not offer drone services. When they do the price point can be unforgiving, as brides and grooms are willing to pay a premium for aerial footage. When it comes to navigating the world of drones, it can feel rather overwhelming but Applydrone makes it as simple as booking an Uber. Which is a godsend for stressed out couples.
Capturing a special moment on tape, should be a lovely memento of a romantic occasion and not add to further wedding strain or land you with an enormous bill. Applydrone is the first of its kind as it actually matches you, based on the preferences you select on the site, to a drone pilot and a drone for hire at a competitive price.
When you visit the website, the sign-up process is incredibly straightforward. There are 4 steps to follow to find your drone and pilot. First browse their list of services, secondly, register to capture all the information they need to match your requirements. As for the third step – payment – if you find a cheaper quote, the company offers to match or beat it if you get in touch with them to ensure you get the best deal. Finally you will receive a text or email notification when you have been paired with your drone pilot. Simple.
The good news is – if you already have someone booked to capture your wedding film – Applydrone’s pilots will work ‘hand in glove’ with the wedding photographers and videographers to create a cohesive video that will give it that unmatched blockbuster-movie quality.
Plus if you are planning on a destination wedding their site boasts over 300 pilots across Europe, specialising in aerial and maritime drones. All their pilots are accredited by the Civil Aviation Authority with equivalent licencing across the continent. The company is committed to provide honest and fair working standards for drone pilots, as well as making sure, ‘the needs of the client come first.’ So now all you need to worry about is the dress.