Your wedding can be considered one of the most significant moments in your life. Despite hiring a photographer for wedding photos, some people also hire videographers to put together wedding videos for them.
Before you decide to do that, however, you should ask yourself whether you really want to get a wedding video or whether you can do without. If the answer is no, due to whatever reason, hiring a photographer should be enough. On the other hand, if you don’t mind being on camera and want to collect wedding memories in the form of a video, it’s a wonderful idea to bring a videographer on for your big day. Still skeptical? Here are four things to ask yourself before making a decision:
Can I afford to pay for a quality wedding videographer?
Since this is an important day that you will want to be captured beautifully, you don’t want to end up with a low-quality wedding video filmed by an inexperienced videographer. If you're going to hire a videographer who has had experience in video making, you need to be willing to pay for their expertise. If you are low on budget, try negotiating with the videographer to see if they have an alternative payment plan. That being said, be wary of asking for low prices. Videographers are creatives and this is how they make their living. Lowballing may offend them and cause them to reduce to work with you.
Do I really want to add a videographer to my vendor list?
Planning a wedding can be stressful and exhausting, especially when you look at the lengthy vendor list. You have to ask yourself if you’re willing to add another person to that list. Before you decide, let us remind you that a videographer is very different from any other vendor. They will be the one filming all of the moments, big and small, that occurred during your wedding. They will collect the memories that you can’t take back ever again. If you compare their value to the amount of money that you have to pay, it is obvious that your money will be well-spent.
Will I feel uncomfortable on camera?
If you don’t mind having a camera following you everywhere for a day, hiring a wedding videographer should not be an issue. That being said, some people are rather camera-shy. There is nothing wrong with that. If you are one of those people, then you might have to reevaluate your decision. It’s your day! You shouldn’t have to feel uncomfortable throughout it. Make sure that you can enjoy your wedding to its fullest. If you must, cross out the wedding videography and opt for a photographer during the ceremony instead.
Are there professional wedding videography teams available to me?
This question can be tricky, but it’s one that you will certainly need to answer. You don’t want to hire a cinematography team who will literally be at your heels throughout the wedding with no regard for your personal space. Imagine getting ready for the first dance with the love of your life, only to spot a couple of the videographers on the floor with you. Is that what you want? When you search for the right team, make sure that they are professional and know how to stand back, giving space to you and every guest at the wedding.
Are you tying the knot in Melbourne? We’re the perfect company for you! At Dreamcraft Films, we pride ourselves in capturing priceless memories and putting together videos that you will look back on fondly for years to come. Get in touch with us today!