Wedding Photographs can just capture so much of the day, and hiring a professional wedding videographer will bring your wedding memoirs to life along with motion and sound! But with modern wedding films just recently becoming fashionable must-have, many couples are unaware of where to start. Below we have mentioned a list of 4 key things we feel every couple should consider before hiring a videographer for their special day.
1. Don't Underestimate the Significance of Wedding Video
This is the first thing most of the couples regret not spending more money on. According to research, 35 percent of wedding couples admit that if they are allowed to do one more thing over again, they would go back and hire wedding video filmmaker to shoot their special day. However, if you heed to the wisdom of the crowd, ensure you choose an experienced videographer. 25 percent of people who did hire a professional videographer wish they invest more money on this service. We understand its typically the last thing couples book, however, remember the only things you will be taking with you from your wedding day are your wedding photos/videos, and there are no do-overs once the wedding day is over.
2. Know What Kind Of Coverage You Need
Consider the key moments you'll want covered, as this will help to decide how many hours of coverage you will need to reserve. Do you need footage while you are getting ready for the big day? Do you want your whole wedding ceremony to be recorded? Maybe you want your reception recorded as well? Most of the wedding video companies offer 8 hours of coverage as standard, but hours can always be added if required.
3. What Does It Cost?
Have you found a wedding videographer you like but can't afford their prices? Ask about financing options. You would probably be amazed how many photography companies will be open to this even in case it is not listed on their sites! Furthermore, there will always be videographers offering wedding videos for cheap, but in the end, you will possibly get what you pay for. We have heard a lot of stories of people booking a fly by night wedding videographers, some of which never even showed up the wedding day or lost the wedding footage later on.
4. Cost of Photo Vs. Video
Normally, you can expect to pay more for your wedding movie as this attributes to the amount of work involved. Just to give you a hint, on average we shoot about 4 – 6 hours of footage all of which requires to be reviewed and carefully selected to make sure all of the most special moments are included in your wedding video. And that is before we have even started editing, sound design, picking music, color-grading, graphics you get the idea.
Sometimes hiring a wedding videographer is the one expense that gets disregarded, however, remember that the day will come and go faster than you can think and video is the only thing you can look back and hear the toasts, vows, speeches, laughter, and excitement of your wedding celebrations.