Selecting a Wedding Videographer

It is very important to choose just the right wedding videographer because these wedding videos will hold special moments from your very special day. Here are some tips to think about before you select your wedding videographer:

  1. You must first see the wedding videographer's portfolio. You must make sure that his style meets your expectations. He or she must also understand exactly what you want to have done on your wedding day. Is that within your videographe's realm of expertise? You also want to make sure that your videographer has a steady hand if he or she is just holding a video camera instead of using a tripod. Watch out for your videographer's editing techniques. Do they make sense? When you are looking at your videographer's portfolio, were all of the wedding party's members captured? Was the videographer too slow and were the close-ups he took almost in the person's face? You want to make sure that your videographer has unobtrusive microphones for the wedding party.
  2. Will you have just one videographer or two? Will you have one video camera or two? Having a second camera can be advantageous because some extra points can be taken which may be needed during the editing process. Sometimes if the first camera person is not able to get a shot then the second camera person will be able to capture it.
  3. Do you want to have your wedding video on VHS or DVD? After sitting through a wedding video the first time, many people just like to see special clips the second time around. You will find that they will fast forward to the parts that they like and this, in turn, will wear out your wedding video. Choosing to have your wedding video on a DVD would seem to be a smart choice. With a DVD, you are able to skip to the parts you wish to highlight without having to sit through a few hours of tape or having to constantly fast forward and rewind your wedding video in order to get to the right spot.

The wedding videographer that you choose may offer you a few additions to your basic package. Whether you get these or not will depend upon your budget. The sky is the limit when it comes to obtaining your wedding video. Expect to pay anywhere from a low price of $ 1,000 to a high price of $ 10,000. This is probably going to be one of your largest wedding expenses.

If you are on the fence about obtaining a wedding videographer, just do it! You may be sorry if one day you want to go and watch your wedding video and find out that you do not have one!