One of the most important elements of your wedding day is making sure that the memories are well captured! It’s probably one of the most important days of your life, so make sure that have a proper record of it.
Planning a wedding can feel like a full-time job. There are endless details to think about, but once you have decided on where and when your wedding is going to take place, it’s time to start thinking about other major details, like who you are going to hire to be your wedding videographer.
One of the most important choices you have to make when planning your wedding is deciding who is the best wedding videographer capable of professionally capturing your special day.
You don’t need to be a video expert to know how to choose a great wedding videographer. When doing your homework and research, make sure you don’t leave any stone unturned. Here’s a list of important questions you should ask before you lock yourself into any agreements:
- Waste no time! A reliable wedding videographer may be booked for months, so put this up high on your priority list.
- Find out how much experience they have. They may be great at corporate events, but make sure they’ve done weddings as well because ceremonies require special considerations. You want someone familiar with the unique circumstances of a wedding.
- Ask for examples of their work. Don’t just look at one, but request a few. Three samples is a standard number that an experienced videographer should be able to show you.
- Ask them about their camera equipment and if they use special effects. Sometimes they can be wonderful and sometimes they can detract from your desired look and feel of your video, so pay close attention to things you like and don’t like in their sample videos.
- Nowadays, it’s most common to use digital cameras for both quality and ease of sharing online. Make sure that’s the case.
- Ask if they have ever worked at the place your wedding is being held. Some places have restrictions on camera use, so it may be helpful to work with someone who has already performed videography services at the locations of both your ceremony and reception.
- Find out the total number of cameras they’ll use. Additional video coverage can capture your wedding better, but you should inquire about how much additional cameras affect pricing.
- Find out if they bring lights to brighten up darker rooms. Receptions often have dim lighting to set the mood, but it make for poor video quality.
- Ask about the number of hours they are available to be hired to cover your wedding and get specific details on how much of that time is dedicated to post-editing.
- Make sure that your agreement includes the correct number of copies that you’ll be needing.
- Request an itemized summary of what is included in the quoted price.