Finding A Videographer That Will Capture Your Wedding Dress, Food & More

You only get one chance to do it right so choosing the right videographer for your wedding video isn't a decision you can take lightly. It may actually be the most important decision since the wedding video will become your last memory of the very special event you'll be able to enjoy for a lifetime.

Consider each of these seven keys when you look for the best wedding videographer for your special day:
  • Watch Samples - This can't be rushed. Watch at least a few if not 3 or 4 videos each videographer has shot. Do they give you the feeling that you're watching a well develop movie or just a bunch of disjointed clips? A wedding video should tell a seamless story of the day. You should instantly get a feel as to whether or not this is going to be the right wedding videographer for you.
  • Communication Skills - How well does the videographer communicate? They will need to fit in well with you and your guests in order to guest the best from everyone. Also, and please don't take offense if the accent can be tough for some from outside the region to understand. Consider where your guests are coming from when you make your final choice for your wedding video and videographer from.
  • Style - Your wedding video, shot in or anywhere else, could be shot from the perspective of the fly-on-the-wall or maybe have the feel of a reality TV show. Maybe you'd prefer your wedding video to be shot in the style of a documentary with interviews and voiceovers. There aren't many wedding videographers with the skill to pull all three off but you can get what you want and have your wedding video be exactly what you want it to be.
  • Price - Getting a great wedding video in itself is not a cheap proposition and given the amount of work that goes into making a great one it shouldn't be. Look out for the cheap quotes. Your wedding video could well be at risk. This does not mean that you need to go for the most expensive quote, but it does mean that you need to be mindful when making your decision.
  • Cameras & Equipment - You are going to have a pro shoot your wedding video, so you really shouldn't have to know much about the equipment that will be used. Just be aware that those that brag about having the latest and greatest may well be the least skilled videographers.
  • Editing the Final Version - A wedding video may only run for 30 minutes or so even though the typical wedding can go for hours. That final 30 minutes will be drawn all of those hours of video images. Even if your wedding video will run for an hour or more there will still be scenes left on the virtual cutting-room floor. Will you have the chance to look at some of the raw images to be sure nothing you really like gets lost? Make sure your videographer offers you the chance to have some input in the editing of your wedding video.
  • Video Format - These days there is some much more compatibility today, so a technical issue isn't necessary to worry about with the wedding video format shot, but do ask just to be sure. Will it play on the typical home DVD player and on Windows, Chrome / Android, and Apple-based products? You may need external storage for iPhone products if the files are going to be particularly large, so you will need to ask about this beforehand. Clear and concise information is a must when working with any professional on your special day.
  • Extra Copies - Like photographers that hold the rights to the photos they shoot, videographers also often hold the rights to the wedding video they shoot. Ask about that and what you will be able to do if and when you want additional copies of the wedding video. Do not be afraid of asking too many questions. It is important after all!
So there you have it: all of the key elements that you are going to need to consider when you are searching for the best wedding videographer for your special day. We hope that the tips and information that we have provided above will help you to find the right professional for the job. After all, you do not get a second chance to relive your wedding day, and so it is critical you hire someone who does not make any mistakes.

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