You may think that a wedding videographer is a cost that you could do without and you could end up spending thousands on something that you may only watch a few times. Lots of times will be straight after the wedding , you will take it religiously to all of your friends and family, then it will get packed away. The next time could be when the children want to have a laugh and then again at your tenth wedding anniversary. All that said having a video of your wedding could be one of the most important reminders of your special day, so you need to get it right but not spend a fortune.
The first thing that you need to remember is quality is important. It doesn’t matter how cheap the deal is, if it is terrible you will be upset and if the record button was forgotton to be pressed by a well-meaning relative you could be devastated.
Whoever you employ for the services of wedding videographer make sure you see previous work and samples, both edited and raw footage.
The cheapest wedding videographer will be a friend or relative who is willing to do it for free but take into account the above points. Whoever it is check their previous work!
Another cheaper option is to hire a film student, check out your local college and see if there are any students wanting to film your wedding. They may be needing to increase their portfolio and so this is a win-win situation.
Hiring a professional does take away any of the amateur worries you may have with the above suggestions but they can charge a lot.
Shop around and not just in your own town, I have heard of videographers from the otherside of the country being hired as they were the cheapest. And that includes travel and accommodation. In other words if you live in an expensive city try looking at more rural based wedding videographers. Sounds mad but it’s true!
The more videographers, hours of filming and level of editing is what will increase the price. Think, when is it important for the filming? Maybe just have the ceremony filmed, stipulate just one videographer and maybe ask for the raw footage. That will minimise your costs and do you or your guests want a videographer filming their best dance moves late in the night? The evening and late night shots always seem to be best on the friend’s camera, as you get all of their commentary at the time.
You also want to find a videographer who will give you the rights to your own proofs, otherwise you will get charged for all the copies you need for all of your relatives. Another expense to avoid.
Some videographers and photographers work together and if you hire them both the overall cost will be reduced from individual contracts. This will also mean that they will work together rather than trying to get in each others way. Another stress to avoid!
Follow the above tips and you could be the proud owners of one of the best wedding videos that you will want to keep watching again and again.
Suzanne Daykin is owner of http://www.cheap-wedding-solutions.com
Suzanne has spent the last 12 years working in the Hospitality Industry as a wedding planner and event manager. Organising thousands of functions from small personal parties to large corporate product launches in the UK and Europe. Currently a work at home mum, Suzanne set up her own event company in 2006 and now looks to help future brides and grooms save money when they are planning their wedding.
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