Do your homework
Online reviews and wedding blogs are an invaluable resource, but when it comes to finding a videographer, nothing beats word-of-mouth recommendations. If you’ve attended a stylish wedding recently – and were impressed by the video – ask the couple for the videographer’s website to get a sense of their vibe and specialities.
Meet them in person
It’s vital to meet your videographer to ensure they’re a warm, calm presence who will flow through your day without making guests stiff or uncomfortable. During that first meeting, you should also give them an idea of the vibe you’re after – whether candid, cinematic, stylised or soft-focus – and ask to see relevant examples of their work. Just as you would with a photographer, give them a list of the key guests and moments to shoot – but trust them enough to give them a little breathing space, too.
Pin down the price
Be clear from the outset on what you’ll pay for your wedding videographer’s services and what that will include (establish the length of the film, for example, and whether it will include music). When you get the quote, bear in mind that you’re not just paying for the videographer’s time on the day, but also the potentially lengthy editing process. And after all, what’s a few hundred pounds when you’ll be watching this film on a loop for the next half-century…?
Need a little more help finding a wedding videographer? Henry Bonas’ experience as a luxury wedding planner – specialising in everything from intimate countryside events to lavish urban productions – means we can find you the perfect fit. Get in touch today to discuss your requirements.