How COVID-19 Impacted: The Wedding Industry
Like many businesses, the wedding industry, unfortunately, got hit hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Being a big social event, the guidelines that were put into place to stop the spread of the virus made it difficult for weddings to be organized and planned. Most weddings that were supposed to happen in 2020 got canceled. With the uncertainty of how long this virus will go on, weddings that were planned for the next couple of years got canceled with no definite plans of rescheduling as well. However, wedding planners and vendors have spent a lot of time planning and executing changes to how weddings are performed to better adhere to the guidelines and keep everyone safe.
All wedding vendors are affected including us here at Cut Pro Media. However, we can reassure you that our services do not stop and we are always here to help wedding videographers with their video editing needs during and after the pandemic. Before we get into how Cut Pro Media can help videographers after COVID-19, let’s take a look at how weddings are happening now.
As with anywhere you go, wedding venues and planners are doing everything they can to make sure social distancing is happening. In doing so, a lot of couples are opting for smaller more intimate weddings rather than larger ones. This not only cuts down the expense of the wedding but also makes it easier for attendees to be spread out.
Masks and Gloves
Wedding vendors such as photographers, videographers, and food servers are required to wear masks during the wedding events they are serving. Gloves are involved when it comes to food handling. Wedding attendees that feel more comfortable wearing masks and gloves are also doing so.
Since it is much easier to adhere to social distancing outdoors, a lot of weddings are taking place there. This is causing more of a strain on indoor wedding venues especially smaller ones.
Zoom Meetings and Setup
With everything that is involved in planning a wedding, zoom meetings are being held between vendors, planners, and the couples having the wedding. This makes it convenient for weddings to be planned while still being safe. Some guests that do not feel comfortable with attending a wedding or cannot attend, choose to use zoom as an option to see the wedding virtually.
Modeled after what some other businesses are doing, temperature checks are also being used for both guests and vendors that arrive at the wedding. This assures everyone that those in attendance do not have a fever and are well enough to be in a social setting.
Buffets and passing around plates of food are pretty much non-existent at receptions now. Tables are more spaced and spread out while masked and gloved servers bring food to the tables. To cut down on how many people are touching the food, only one person is usually assigned per table to take care of the guests.
What will weddings look like next year?
COVID-19 is not expected to slow down within the next year or even longer. Many precautions and guidelines will still be in place including social distancing, wearing masks, and gloves. However, weddings should appear to be less hectic in the next year given that wedding vendors and planners have had a lot of time to develop good procedures to put into place for their services.
It is also believed that going forward weddings will be shorter and virtual weddings will become more popular. When being publicly held, bigger venue spaces will be more popular than smaller ones to make it easier to be spread out.
In terms of the wedding services, it is said that fewer vendors will most likely be working the events. The vendors that are working will have less staff actively serving weddings. One thing we do know is a wedding always needs a videographer to capture that day no matter how difficult times will be. With that being said, Cut Pro Media will continue to be the best option for video editing services.
Wedding industry after COVID-19: How Cut Pro Media can help Videographers.
When things begin to settle down and the virus is no longer an issue, Cut Pro Media will continue to offer the best editing services for videographers. The main and most important reason wedding videographers should outsource their editing with Cut Pro Media is that the cost of setting up your own office for post-production is expensive and difficult. Here are some expenses involved.
- The cost of rent for an office space.
- Video editing software.
- Video editing equipment.
- The cost of repairing or needing to replace any editing equipment.
- Hiring staff to do various parts of video editing.
- Utility bills and other expenses involved in renting an office.
Here is how Cut Pro Media can help save you money.
- You do not have to worry about renting a big office space.
- There is no need to purchase expensive editing equipment.
- You do not need to hire staff to do the various parts of editing videos. Video editing employees are skilled people that require a high hourly wage that you will not have to worry about when outsourcing your editing.
- You do not have to worry about paying for repairs and replacing broken editing equipment since it will not be needed.
Cut Pro Media is the best because we have skilled editors who offer the greatest quality service to videographers in need of wedding video editing. You are guaranteed a job well done that customers will be thankful for when they get their wedding video returned to them. Cut Pro Media offers you the best solution to outsourcing video editing so you do not have to worry about the cost and stress of setting up your own office. Videographers will be able to spend less time editing and more time out on the field filming weddings.