As the saying goes…a picture is worth a thousand words. But in my opinion, a video is worth a million. Having a videographer at your wedding can come at an expense, but remember, it’s not expensive if it’s priceless. Here are some things to consider when choosing a videographer and some questions you should ask.
-What type of style does the videographer have – modern, artistic or traditional?
-What type of video are you and your fiancé envisioning?
-Do you want still photos included in the video?
-What type of editing does the photographer specialize in?
-What packages do they offer and how much can you afford to spend?
-How long would you like the videographer at the wedding for?
-How many copies of the video do you need?
-What do you want included in the package – save the date video, wedding highlights, full-length ceremony or just a wedding trailer?
-What type of camera will they be using – is it high definition and will it be unobtrusive?
-Will they have back-up cameras and cords?
-Will wireless microphones be used to capture your vows during the ceremony?
-Will there be one or two videographers at the wedding?
-What songs do you want played in the background of the video?
-What specific shots do you want included?
-Do you want interviews with the bride and groom and guests featured?
-Should any words be included in the video?
The bottom line when it comes to wedding videos is to do your research, look into several videographers and ask to review several of their past wedding videos to make sure you are getting the right video for you. If you still can’t convince yourself that adding a videographer into your budget is worth it, consider being able to show the video to your future children. If that’s not enough, consider asking a relative that may have some editing background to take some footage for you or ask close relatives to pay for the videographer in exchange for a wedding gift.
To see some great examples of past wedding videos that we have on our blog, check out the links below!
Stacey and Justin’s wedding video done by Tangerine Media Group
Jen and Paul’s wedding video done by Blossom Productions
Lindsey and Andrew’s wedding video done by Tweed Weddings
And Chrissy and Joe’s wedding and video have been featured on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book Blog! You can see that here.