1. Ask the Right Questions
When you’ve found someone you’re pumped to work with, it’s vital that you request footage as examples. Pay attention to the editing, which sets the pace for the film and is just as important as the way it’s shot. And though a seasoned expert will know to include key moments and footage of the entire wedding party, do tell him or her if there are special guests or events you want on film.
For the best-quality picture and sound, make sure that your videographer is recording with high quality cameras with backups. With such equipment, clarity and sound will be first rate. Our NJ WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHERS always use top equipment.
Ask how long they have been in business, if they have insurance, and whether they have backup in case of emergencies. Also, ask if they’ve been to your venue before.
2. Set A Realistic Budget
Quality often depends upon what you pay, but that doesn’t mean you need to expect to pay several thousand dollars. A lot of brides still consider video a luxury item to add to their wedding if budget allows. Filmmaking is a craft, and a well-put-together film takes thought, preparation, physical demand, high quality gear, and editing time. Try to keep your budget realistic. Our NJ WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHERS charge somewhere between $500-$1,750 depending on how many hours you need.
3. Get It in Writing
A wedding video contract is a no-brainer. Even if the videographer is a personal friend, make sure you both have a signed contract stating all the important details. Details like:
- Amount of time shooing at the wedding day
- Number of videographers
- Videos to be made
- Delivery format (DVD, blu-ray, thumb drive, link, etc.)
- Delivery date guarantee
- Final cost and payment schedule
Example of our video: