When your wedding day is over, your lasting memories can be cherished with a well produced Video of the day’s events. Choosing the right Videographer/Cinematographer is as important as choosing the right Photographer

; they go hand in hand. Look for a professional with style and creativity that mimics yours, one you feel comfortable being around and who is able to capture the emotions of your special day. The main focus should be on you and your guests and the quality of your wedding. You want to make sure they stay in the background and be as inconspicuous as possible. Will they be doing only the traditional style or will they include a little flair to the day? The best way to determine if your idea matches their style is to view many samples of their work. Each professional has their own unique style, experience and technique they bring to the table. Therefore price points and packages will vary.  Having a few meetings with each professional will help you to determine which style & price points will best suite your needs.

Budget & Timeline

Videography/Cinematography for your Wedding is typically about 7-9% of your overall budget. It is best to select your Videographer/Cinematographer 9-18 months prior to your wedding

Helpful questions to ask:

  • What is your shooting style?
  • May I see samples of the actual videographer’s work who will be shooting my wedding?
  • What formats do you offer?
  • What is the length of the video I will receive?
  • How many cameras will be used?
  • What special effects are available and what do they cost?
  • Are both the Ceremony and the Reception covered?
  • How many total hours will you be shooting?
  • How much will it cost for extra copies?
  • What packages are available?
  • How much is required for a deposit?
  • What is your cancelation policy?

Helpful Hints

Discuss who the important people are in your life aside from your bridal party to ensure they are included in the video.

A wedding is filled with a variety of emotional and fun moments; make sure you share the importance of each moment and the way you envision your day being captured.

Playing a Photo Montage at your reception, is a great way to showcase you love story as your guests arrive and\ or during dinner.  You may also want to showcase your story at Rehearsal dinner!If your videographer\ Cinematographer doesn’t offer this service, try asking your photographer or DJ!

“When planning my own wedding, I chose to not have a professional videographer, now as a Wedding Planner it is one of my biggest regrets and will always encourage my brides to hire a professional for this service and find a way to make it work within their budget”.Kathy, Your Dream Day

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