Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and if you opt to have a wedding videographer cover your big day (great choice by the way) you’ll want to make sure that the moments you cherish most are captured throughout the day. So, how to choose a wedding videographer? Here are some tips to help you find a wedding videographer who is perfect for you.
Research Wedding Videographers in Your Area
The first place to start looking is to begin looking for wedding videographers in your local area or close to where your wedding venue. This is always a good idea because you can see if they have filmed at your venue before, and possibly even get recommendations from friends or family members who have recently been married.
As a wedding videographer in Oxfordshire, I cover weddings across the county, however, I also film weddings nationally and internationally too! So if you like the style of a wedding videographer’s work, it’s always worth getting in touch to see if they would film your wedding even if it’s not in their local area.
Always take a look through their wedding film portfolio too, and watch some of their previous work to get an idea of their style and quality.
Check Your Wedding Videographer's Availability
Before you get too far into the selection process, make sure that the videographer is available on your wedding day. Most good videographers book up quickly far in advance of popular wedding dates, so it’s important to secure your date as soon as possible. Check out another blog I wrote about how far in advance you need to book your wedding videographer.
If you wanted to get in touch with me to discuss your wedding videography requirements, simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page or fill out my contact form.
Think About Your Wedding Videography Budget
Wedding videography is an investment and should be considered a cost in the same bracket as your photographer. And, whilst there are key differences between videography and photography, our pricing structure tends to be fairly aligned with each other as we’re both usually there all day and have post-wedding tasks, such as editing to do for you!
With this in mind, it’s important to have a budget in mind alongside what you want from your wedding film. For example, do you really want drone footage? If so, it’s worth checking out if this something they offer and if it is, is it included or is it an additional cost?
Find out about my wedding videography package and what’s included. Spoiler alert: I include drone footage!
Choose A Wedding Videographer WIth The Right Experience
Off the back of your thoughts around budget, it’s important that when you consider how to choose a wedding videographer you take into account their experience.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with working with a wedding videographer who might not have decades of experience if your budget can’t stretch that far.
If you are looking for a wedding film that delivers on all levels including your pre-wedding and on-the-day experience alongside a professionally edited film, it’s important to choose a wedding videographer who has experience in shooting weddings. Weddings are complex events with many moving parts, and an experienced videographer will know how to anticipate and capture all of the important moments.
Schedule a Chat With Your Wedding Videographer
Once you have narrowed down your list of wedding videographers and have checked their availability, it’s a great time to schedule a call with one or two of them. I personally like to have video calls with my couples, usually via Zoom so we can have a chat about your wedding, your wedding videography requirements
This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have, discuss your vision for your wedding film, and get a sense of your wedding videographer’s personality and communication style.
I like to keep these meetings completely informal. Grab a coffee, a beer or a glass of wine, and have a good chat about your wedding day. Alternatively, if it’s logistically possible, I’m more than happy to meet up for a drink with couples to discuss things too, which is even nicer!
Choose A Wedding Videographer Who Is The Right Fit For You
Finally, and I think most importantly, it’s a good idea to choose a wedding videographer who you feel comfortable working with! You will want to feel relaxed around them, be able to be yourself and feel at ease throughout your wedding day and with all of the suppliers you choose to work with.
Your wedding videographer will be with you almost all day, from bridal preparations to your first dance and beyond, so choosing someone you get along with is absolutely key here!
Choosing the right wedding videographer is an important decision, but by doing your research, setting a budget, and scheduling chats with those who you want to work with, you can find the perfect videographer to capture your special day.