Weddings, as you may know, require meticulous planning. Months, maybe even years of hard work to make sure everything is right. That everything is perfect.
Then once the foundational planning is complete, the happy couple tend to employ someone to catch the entire event on camera to look back on forever, because frankly, if you remember a wedding you aren’t doing it right.
The ceremony, the speeches… everything captured in gorgeous HD.
What isn’t put on video, however, is the after-dark stuff. You know what I’m talking about. The drunken trip to the penthouse boneyard.
Until now. You see, an advertisement on Bark is offering punters £2,000 to film a couple’s ‘wedding night’.
The ad says:
My fiancé and I got engaged during Christmas time in 2016, and since then we’ve been planning and planning for our big day. Most of the stuff we’ve sorted now and I couldn’t be happier with how the day is shaping up, but there are also still a couple of things I haven’t sorted. One of the things we need is a bit unique, but we’re hoping someone will be able to help.
Both myself and my fiancé believe that your ‘wedding day’ shouldn’t just be limited to a day, and actually your wedding night is just as important. Obviously during the day, everyone has photographers and videographers etc capturing all of the days moments and memories, but it’s not a norm for someone to have that on their wedding night.
Since they got engaged the pair have both been in agreement they want a videographer to film their wedding night, but unfortunately they haven’t been able to find anyone up for it, or someone they’ve felt comfortable enough around. ‘We originally asked our day videographer to do it, but he said he didn’t feel comfortable doing it, and that it wasn’t something he’d done before,’ they say.
The ad continues:
Obviously we know that this is a bit of a weird request, but we just really don’t want to forget any moments from our day, or night, which is why we want everything on tape. Because of the nature of the request, and the fact our wedding is just around the corner in September, we’ve set aside around £2,000 for it, but obviously there is some wiggle room on that.
We’re getting married in the Cotswolds in September, but we’ll talk about it in proper detail once we’ve found the right person. We don’t want the tape to go anywhere at all and it’s just for personal use between me and my fiancé, which is why it’s so important for us to find someone we feel we can trust 100%.
For my sins, I reluctantly applied for the gig just to see what was what:
We’ll need you to start at around 1am and work until around 3am. But this might change depending on what time the party finishes etc. We’d like a mixture of still and moving shots, and we also want it all to look professional, so any lighting in the room etc will need to be sorted beforehand.
We’ve been looking for someone to do this for such a long time and to be honest this is our last chance to get one really. So, if you can help or think you can do this please let me know. We know it’s an odd request but it’s something we’re really keen on.
ICYMI, you can apply right here.
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