How To Choose A Wedding Videographer

September 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Wedding Planning Tips

So many details go into a wedding day to make it everything that a bride has dreamed of. On this special day, every flower must be in place and every dress pressed to perfection. And just as great care is given to each of these details to ensure that they are exactly as planned, the capturing of this special event on video requires great consideration. The way the video turns out will likely depend on the wedding videographer that is selected. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Get references. It is never a good idea to hire out a professional service of any kind without reliable references. If you have friends, family, or co workers who have experience with a wedding videographer, this is the most reliable resource; however, this is not always possible. Do not be afraid to ask the video guy for contact information of past clients who are willing to provide this information to you.

Shop around. The first guy you find may have incredible video shots in his favor, but if the price seems a little high, do some research. You may find another comparable service that is much more affordable or willing to work with you on the cost. It pays to shop around.

Make sure you view footage of the videographers actual past work. These samples will give you a look into what he may be able to do for you and whether it is worth what you are considering paying. You want to know the quality of the work that you will be receiving before you sign the deal.

Ask lots of questions. When you have selected a potential wedding videographer, make sure that you ask all the right questions before signing the deal. Do they charge additional hourly fees for editing work? Are any other unseen charges involved? Remember, never sign the contract until you have read the terms and conditions and are sure that you are dealing with a reputable person.

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