The #1 regret couples have after their wedding is not having videography! In a survey conducted by the wedding planning hub Zola, 35% of couples wish they had hired a videographer. And get this! – Out of the couples who did have videography at their wedding, 25% wish they had invested more of their budget into it. Oftentimes, couples go with a lower-priced videographer due to budget constraints. Other times, videography is simply an afterthought. The thought of having it at your wedding may have completely slipped your mind, or you felt that having photography would be enough. We receive a decent amount of messages from prospective clients shortly before their wedding, stating that they were not considering videography until they spoke to someone who regrets not having it, or said having it was one of the best decisions they made. Unfortunately, the closer you get to your wedding date before inquiring, the less likely a vendor will still have availability. This can cause people to hire anybody who is available at the last minute. Cutting corners like this can lead to an unsatisfactory wedding video in the end.
We have all heard the phrase “You get what you pay for.” However, this is not entirely true. There are definitely reasonably-priced videographers out there with phenomenal talent. Just do your research – Look at their websites, portfolios, social media accounts, and check out reviews submitted by real clients on sites such as The Knot, Wedding Wire, Google Business, or Yelp. It is also great to get referrals from friends and family, because then you have credible sources of good experiences.
To avoid receiving a wedding video that does not meet your expectations (no matter what your budget is), be upfront with prospective videographers about your vision. No professional wants to disappoint a client, so they will likely be honest if they feel they aren’t a good fit for you in the long run.