Phew – you guys, it’s been such a crazy few weeks. If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ve caught bits and pieces, but basically, production schedule is extremely intense. Here’s how it works:
At the beginning of the week, our “crew call” (the time at which we need to report to set) will usually be early – about 7AM. Per studio regulations, we are allowed to shoot for up to thirteen hours a day plus one sixty minute lunch break for a total of a fourteen hour work day. And that’s just the shooting work day. Every department has pre-calls to get organized – basically, at crew call, we have to be ready to go. Per union rules, actors must have a twelve hour turnaround in between the end of one day and start of another, or they have to be paid penalties. So the math usually breaks down like this: if we have a 7AM call on a Monday, we can shoot until 9PM. If we wrap at 9PM, we can’t call everyone until 9AM the next day. If we start at 9AM on Tuesday and go the fourteen hours, we can’t call everyone until 11PM on Wednesday – at minimum. The days start later and later as the week goes on and your sleep schedule goes down the drain.
Honestly, though, shout out to every hard working television crew. There’s a misconception that Hollywood is all glitz and glamour, and the truth of the matter is, there are huge crews of people putting in long days and manual labor to make stories come to life. But – that’s the magic of Hollywood. They make it look easy.
I spent last weekend stuffing and mailing my wedding invitations, and I am so excited to partner with Shutterfly and share them with you!
Here’s a quick story about my real-life experience with Shutterfly. Initially, we ordered our response cards to read “RSVP by April 29.” We thought we needed the two months post-responses to organize everything. Then we realized we weren’t even going to mail the invitations until the end of March/beginning of April, so that gave no time for guests to make arrangements/decide whether they could attend. I called Shutterfly and explained our mistake and asked for help ordering new response cards. I was met with the friendliest customer service. Not only did she place the order for me – she comped the new RSVP cards. Though it might have been a relatively small loss for them, I was blown away by the willingness to help – especially when it was our mistake. I told Shutterfly that that act alone has made me a loyalist – I so appreciate when businesses put the customer needs first.
I loved Shutterfly’s work so much that I decided to order our wedding ceremony programs from them, too!
I’m so obsessed with all of it! You can shop Shutterfly’s wide selection of goods here!