Should you decide on having your wedding day captured on video, then it’s important that the videographer chosen should be capable of presenting you with a quality production. To help in your choice of videographer , we offer the following advice. Phone as many videographers as you think necessary, and ask if they are available for your date. If available, then ask the following:
- How many hours will you be working on my wedding day ?
- What is the cost for the hours quoted ?
- Cost of Deposit ?
- Is there any hidden extra’s, such as a travelling charge, adding highlight to the end of your DVD, or using two camera’s ?
- What is the cost per hour if the videographer is asked to stay longer that the time quoted ?
- How many copies are included in the deal, and what is the cost if you require more ?
- How Many years of experience have they ?
- Will they recorded your wedding in High Definition or standard definition ?
- Can they supply two cameramen, and what will it cost ?
- Do they require a meal, some videographers have it in their contract that a meal or meals must be supplied at your cost.
- Can you go and meet the videographer in person, and view samples of their work ?
- Can they provisional hold your date for several days, while you look at the work of others ?
- When would they require final payment ?
Don’t be won over immediately by a flat-fee. Make sure you find out precisely what times the videographer would be working to and from.
You would be surprised at some of the ‘optional extras’ that are sometimes added to the price you thought had been agreed. Double-check that anything you assume will be included has been accounted for in the price.
And finally, never book someone by judging their online demo alone. Short online demos are highly edited, and could be misleading as to what your finished DVD might look like. Our advice is to go and speak to your videographer in person, and if possible, ask them to show you a completed video that was taken at either your church or reception.