It’s the most important day of your life, and probably, things are being planned for months. From the venue, to the guest list, catering, and invites, every thing needs attention. Your wedding film should be a part of that priority list. The last thing you would want is an amateur video done shabbily by someone with a camera. It’s important to understand that creating wedding films is an art and is different than that of wedding photography. In this post, we are sharing a few things that could be useful for couples.
Look for expertise
The are companies that specialize in wedding films, and they can help you with the entire process. It is wise to be clear about the theme, your expectations, and if you have any samples or references, share them too. Keep in mind that wedding videography requires expertise. You are hiring someone because they excel at their job, not merely for the equipment.
Ask these questions –
- How many weddings have you covered so far?
- How do you work with clients?
- Can we expect a demo shoot?
- Can we see some of your recent work?
- What kind of equipment do you use?
As for the pricing, costs vary between $500 to $15,000 or more, but just because a service costs more doesn’t mean they are the best in business. Similarly, don’t look for the cheapest quote.
You would be surprised to know how quickly wedding film companies get booked, and if you don’t want to miss on finding the best service, start at least a couple of months in advance. Go out and contact different companies, discuss the things we mentioned, and confirm your booking. The budget depends on you, but expect to pay at least $2,000 for a professional service. Mostly, two to three people would be covering the special day, but ask in advance, especially if the event has a big guest list.
There will be a contract between the couple and wedding film company, which will mention all details. Ensure that you know the basic aspects, like coverage time, number of videographers, if a wedding trailer is included, whether they will offer a highlight reel, and so on. The cost must be mentioned in detail, and if there are any add-ons for extra aspects, the same should be written on paper.
The right wedding film company can seal your special day forever!