Wedding 101: An Essential guide to choosing your videographer

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When planning your wedding we often ask the question if it’s really necessary to hire a videographer. It’s very important to keep in mind that photo’s can only capture so much of your special day. Hiring a videographer is a must to ensure you don’t miss a thing! We asked a few industry experts to give us tips on choosing the perfect videographer.

FIND SOMEONE THAT MATCHES YOUR STYLE

It’s of utmost importance to watch as many different video’s as possible to make sure you find someone that fits your style personality. Videographers take different approaches to their craft, they can do a documentary-style video or they can do a cinematic wedding film (give it a Hollywood twist). Vimeo is a fantastic videography community where you can watch a great variety of wedding videos and find someone that fits your style.
You have a beautiful love story, but it can only be told if your storyteller (videographer) will take the time to get to know that story and tell it with purpose and in a way that fits your personalities and your style.

LOOK AT DIFFERENT PACKAGES

You need to have a budget in place and know exactly what you are willing to spend on a videographer before you work through different packages. It’s important to look at different packages within your price range. Keep an eye on aspects like second shooter included, how long they will be available for shooting, transport, accommodation etc. It’s very important to not compromise on this aspect – you will most definitely get what you are willing to pay for…you will have to add a few bucks if you are looking for an extraordinary wedding video!

READ REVIEWS

It’s best to book someone that comes recommended. You need a videographer that plans ahead and knows what they are doing. They need to be prompt and on time and they need to stick to your on-the-day schedule. You will only get the answers to all the before mentioned if you read plenty of different reviews on different platforms. This is definitely an aspect worth spending time on!

MEET THEM

It’s always nice to meet up for a coffee date before you sign the dotted line. You need to feel at ease with your videographer as they will be with you throughout your entire wedding day. Prepare well before you meet up – we have a list of 20 must-ask questions to help. Your wedding will be a long and emotional day, so it’s important that all your vendors have a calming effect on you and won’t stress you out. If you know each other and are comfortable around each other your videographer will know the little nuances that will make your wedding film unique to you as couple.
If your budgets allows it will definitely be worth it to book a videographer! Your wedding video will give you the opportunity to relive every second of the most special day of your life.

Marli Nel

Marli Nel
Wedding Coordinator
& Bloggist

Young, with a taste for life!
Her heart urging to tell new stories and her being to touch more lives.

A free spirit adventurer and totally in love with the idea of love…

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