It’s 6 months away from your big day and you and your partner have just decided on a professional wedding videographer.
How do you choose the perfect one? How much have you assigned to a wedding videographer in your budget and how much should you spend?
Hiring a professional wedding video company to film your wedding should not be about getting one for a cheap price, it should be about what you want from your own wedding film.
Why should I use a wedding videographer?
While 90% of couples hire a professional photographer for their ceremony and reception, only 1 in 3 also hire a professional videographer. With the rise of the video format in our daily lives - you just need to take a look at social media to see the influence video is making in our lives. This figure is changing as more and more couples are choosing to grab their perfect day in video.
Photographs are incredibly important, they will be admired for years to come. Looking through albums or seeing your favourite image hanging on the wall, they can capture those spontaneous moments throughout the day. A wedding video can let you see and hear the emotion. Being able to watch your first dance, to watch it like everyone else watched, is, well, priceless. Being able to watch family sharing your day, then to share the day again with future generations is something I believe to be one of the greatest things a wedding film can offer.
You have spent at least 2 years planning and saving for your big day, why would you not have it filmed as well?
How do I choose a wedding videographer?
There are so many different wedding video companies around who offer different styles;
Point and Shoot Style (wedding videos)
Documentary Style (Wedding films)
Cinematic style (Cinematic wedding films)
They all do the same thing, capture your day and tell a story. The best way to get an idea of what wedding film you would like is to look around on the internet at different vendors, watch different wedding films and speak to family members and friends for recommendations. This is how you are going to choose the right wedding videographer for you.
Every company film a full wedding day, usually from the Bridal preparations until the first dance, They use different camera equipment, drones, stabilisers and more. Some will get creative shots, use professional audio equipment and have a multitude of camera operators on the day. But when it comes to different styles of wedding videos, these are all made in the editing suite - when the editor sits down in front of their computer and puts together the story of your day.
A Point and Shoot Wedding Video - usually around 1 hour +