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Getting Married? Here’s How To Choose a Great Wedding Videographer

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In the old days, brides and grooms had to choose the perfect photographer to capture each and every moment of their special day. These days, not only is it crucial that you find the perfect photographer, but you need a videographer as well. Finding the right wedding videographer to capture video footage of your big day is important. However, it’s also important that you find the right type of videographer for your wedding and your personal style. Just as no two weddings are alike, no two videographers are alike as well.

Here are some tips on how you can find the perfect videographer for your wedding.

Browse and Ask Around

You wouldn’t choose your wedding venue because it was the first place you saw. However, many people erroneously select their wedding videographer for the simple reason that the videographer was the first one they met and fit into their budget. This has led to many brides and grooms being unhappy with their finished wedding video. This is why it’s a smart choice to browse around and meet with several different videographers. It’s also a good idea to consult with your married friends to get recommendations of videographers that they worked with and enjoyed.

Think About Your Personal Style

Every bride and groom has their own personal style. While some modern couples might want a more contemporary finished wedding video, other couples might want something more classic. Consider your own personal style when you’re looking at videographers’ sample work. Find someone who’s created wedding videos that line up with what your dream video would look like.

Always Meet In Person Before You Sign The Contract

Never hire a videographer without meeting with them in person. While e-mail communication is great, the final step before you sign the contract should always be a face to face meeting. This is the time when you can get a feel for the videographer and ask them any last minute questions that you might have. As important as it is that you like the videographer’s work, you should also like them as a person. After all, they will be with you on one of the most important days of your life. Hence, it’s important that you feel comfortable with them and enjoy their presence.When you meet with your potential videographer, there are a few key questions to ask. Check and confirm that they are willing to be there from the beginning of the ceremony until the end of the reception. As awkward as it may be, make sure that both parties are clear on pricing and rates. Don’t forget to ask about the finished package, either. Some videographers will simply give you a disk or thumb drive containing one long, edited video, while others will provide you with DVDs that contain disk chapters and an edited menu screen. If you can write down any questions that you might have ahead of time and bring them to the in-person meeting, you can be sure that there will be no stones left unturned and you will be ready to sign the contract.

Guest Blogger: Post supplied by the videographer crew at Save the Date Cinema, some of Brisbane’s hottest wedding videographers. If you’d like to know more about planning the perfect way to capture the moment, check out some more of the footage on their site.

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