A video of your wedding will allow you and your family to relive your wedding day years from now. You’ll actually get to hear the best man’s toast, see your first dance and see all your guests as they were on your wedding day.
To personalize your video, you should consider adding one or more of the following:
- Baby photos
- Current photos
- Footage from parent’s weddings
- Interviews with bride, groom, parents, children, etc.
Some videographers create a highlight video, which is approximately 5 minutes long and only includes key moments.
If you decide not to hire a professional Videographer, you should consider asking a friend or friends to capture specific moments during the day.
Selecting a Videographer
Many couples have their wedding videotaped to capture all the excitement and emotions of their special day. It’s a great memento to share with your family and friends. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to show your children one day? I’m sure they will enjoy watching it as much as you will! The price for a video package can range. The fee will depend upon many factors such as:
- Quality of the equipment
- Number of cameras used
- Amount of editing needed
- Time spent by the videographer at the wedding
Whether you search for a videographer through the yellow pages or the internet, be sure to check their reviews. Of course, the best reference is by word of mouth. Ask friends and relatives if they know or used someone before. Also, view their demonstration videos carefully. Look for the following details:
- Be sure the lighting looks natural
- Is the camera held steady?
- Make sure the sound is clear
- Also be sure that there is not too much background noise
- Be sure that the picture is sharp and clear
- The video should look seamless as it fades from one shot to the next
- Make sure the video doesn’t jump from one subject to the next without finishing the story
- Most importantly, the video should capture all the major events of the wedding
Questions to ask a Videographer
- How many years have you been taking wedding videos?
- What will you be wearing?
- Any backup in case of an emergency?
- What does your package include?
- How many hours of coverage will we have?
- How many people will be taking video?
- Are you familiar with both our ceremony and reception sites?
- Do you do any special effects? If so, what?
- What type of microphone do you use?
- What type of flash/lighting do you use?
- What type of editing do you provide?
- Will you include footage and/or photos we give you? For example, baby photos and current photos, footage of parent’s weddings.