5 Tips for Hiring Your Wedding Videographer

A videographer is on the must-have list for many couples planning their wedding. While photographs capture moments from the wedding, a timeless wedding video can help you relive your big day for years to come. The bride and groom can’t be everywhere on the day of their wedding, and your wedding video will help you see the big picture of your event.

Here are 5 tips for hiring your wedding videographer:

1. A photographer isn’t a cinematographer

Wedding photographers are great at what they do; they take amazing photos that capture the moments from your big day. These days, many photographers are also offering wedding videos as part of an all-inclusive package. Unfortunately, brides are ending up disappointed with the quality of their wedding videos. Many photographers are just starting to work with videos, but true cinematographers went to film school and have worked in the industry for years.

2. Watch the demos

When hiring a videographer, you should always watch samples and demos. Pay attention to the details. For your wedding video, audio is very important. Often, the quality of audio separates professionals from amateurs. You want to make sure that you can hear your vows and the speeches clearly.

3. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

Most of us are looking to get a good deal, especially when it comes to a wedding. However, there are plenty of wedding videographers offering bargain basement prices for videos. If someone is offering a price a lot lower than the competitors, you should definitely find out why.

4. Stick to your budget

Many videographers offer video packages for weddings. But, most will be willing to work within your budget, creating custom packages. They can help you pick and choose what is most important to you.

5. Make sure the style fits

These days wedding videos range from documentary to very cinematic. Make sure that you see samples of work that align with your style. A cinematographer that exclusively focuses on documentary style filmmaking may not be the best fit if you’re looking for a cinematic wedding video.