You live in a digital age. You look at pictures and watch videos every day. But you may wonder if having a video of your wedding is necessary. It’s a good question. So, why is wedding videography worth it?
But first, if we haven't met yet, I am Krystal (the boss lady behind Fly Free Photos). I'm one of those crazy people who works with their spouse. Together, we make up Fly Free Photography: a Calgary wedding photographer and Calgary wedding videographer team. If you are currently planning a wedding in Calgary, Canmore, Banff, or beyond - make sure to check out our packages here and when you are ready to save the date (or have wedding photography questions!) get in touch here.
What is the cost of a wedding videographer?
Wedding videography isn’t cheap. Depending upon where you live and the experience of the videographer you hire, you could pay anywhere from $1,500 to $12,000. That’s a huge range, and if you’re on a budget, it may feel overwhelming at first. But step back for a moment, keep reading and consider whether, in spite of the expense, videography is worth it.
What questions should you ask before hiring a wedding videographer?
Here are several important questions to ask the videographer before you hire them. Understand more about them
● Why do you enjoy doing weddings?
● How long have you been filming weddings?
● How many weddings have you done?
● Do you have sample videos of your work?
Understand about your wedding day
● Have you ever done a wedding video at this venue?
● How many videographers will you use for my wedding?
● What parts of the wedding will you film?
● What kind of music will you include in the video?
Understand the cost
● What are your package costs?
● What does each package include?
● Can I customize the package?
● When do I get the final copy of my wedding video?
What do you get in a typical wedding videographer package?
Of course, wedding packages differ. But generally, a videography package should include:
● A short video with all the highlights of the wedding
● A full wedding video, including parts from the ceremony and reception.
● One or more videographers, depending upon the venue and the size of your wedding & what you want in your package.
● You should get a flash drive or some way to download your video and maybe an online site to see your video.
Why should you hire a videographer?
There are many reasons why hiring a videographer makes sense. Here are several reasons why wedding videography makes sense for your wedding.
The video will be professionally created.
When you hire an experienced videographer you’re guaranteed to get a professional video. Search around for the best videographer you can afford. Ask your friends, family, and co-workers for their recommendations. Get samples of each videographer’s work. Check out their website reviews to see what others say about their work. Get the contract and read it before signing it. Some people say they regret having a family member video their wedding because it looks unprofessional. Your wedding is worth the extra money it takes to hire a professional to do the job.
The video will capture unique moments.
A video will capture the essence of your wedding-all the sounds, the smiles, and the sweet dances. Your wedding video preserves all these things in a way that pictures can’t. A video captures special moments you and your groom may have missed on your big day. It will also capture those moments you don’t want to forget like the fun memory of your Grandfather cutting loose on the dance floor. Only a video can capture that.
You will watch it later
Many couples say they love watching their wedding video years later. They often watch it on their anniversary or with the kids or grandkids. If for no other reason, being able to experience the sights, sounds, and fun of your wedding once again is a great reason why wedding videography is worth it.
You can share it
When you finally receive your wedding video, you’ll want to share it with those friends and family members who couldn’t make it to the ceremony. What better way to make your great aunt feel loved and included than to send her a copy of your special day? Extra copies sent to other people are always a good idea in case you lose your original video.
A video is worth every penny
You’ve invested so much money into your wedding. It’s tempting to want to skimp on the bigger ticket items like videography. You’ve heard the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words? A wedding video is probably worth double that if you consider the
fact that some people who attend your wedding may not be around in 20 years. That sounds morbid, but videos are precious because, in essence, they are a record of your history. Invest, it will be worth it.
You won’t have regrets
When you have a wedding video, you’ll be able to relive every moment of your wedding day-the moments before the ceremony, your vows, your mom and dad walking down the aisle, and romantic kiss at the end. You can’t put a price tag on those moments. Your wedding is the biggest party you’ll ever throw for your friends and family, why not capture the entire day on a video forever?
Here is one of our awesome highlight video's, for more please head on over to our Youtube Channel !
& as always, If you need help planning & documenting your beautiful elopement or intimate wedding day please do not hesitate to reach out. We are Krystal & Mike, a Husband and Wife team that offer our couples both photo and video, as well as planning and logistics! We have some awesome all inclusive elopement packages to help couples navigate through all the craziness and would love to chat with you! Please feel free to contact us here, or check out our work at - www.flyfreephotos.com