How to Hire a Wedding Videographer and Get This Right

Weddings are such wondrous occasions and one sure-fire way to capture the excitement, the emotion, and all those tears of joy is to hire a wedding videographer who will capture every magical detail for you, so you can relive the happiest day of your life, time and time again. Once you have your wedding video you can rewatch this many times over, and have a visual means to share with your friends, family and children in the future, so they can see the day their mum and dad got married! Entrusting a professional with this task is no mean feat, so take care of the following when you are choosing a wedding videographer and you’ll have no trouble getting it right.

Book sooner rather than later

Don’t leave it until the last minute to book your wedding videographer. Yes, there’ll be so many things to arrange before the big day, but don’t leave it until you have booked everything else to consider hiring a wedding videographer, as they might already be booked for the same date. To give yourself the greatest chance of being able to secure the services of your first choice videographer, allow plenty of time and don’t leave this as an afterthought.

Always look for experience

To ensure the quality of your wedding video is exactly how you imagined it would be, look for industry experience and a company that has captured countless weddings at a host of different venues. You can ask for wedding video samples including full-length features so you can see the style and creativity that goes into the production, and equally important, how this is all edited together in the final cut. If you can’t view wedding video samples, how can you tell if the videographer is any good or not?

Choose a discreet, non-intrusive style

The biggest worry people have when they decide to film a wedding video is being given a cheesy feature that looks unnatural, forced and a little bit awkward in parts. The way to avoid this is to hire a discreet videographer that has the skills to capture your personality and the sense of occasion without you actually noticing they are there. See what other married couples have to say about the service provided and read their testimonials. This will give you a great idea of the style of the videographer and should tell you how effortless and romantic each individual film they shoot has been, and how natural the final footage looks.

Find the perfect package

Most wedding videographers will offer a variety of different packages, so discuss this with them before you make a final decision. Video packages vary depending on the length of the film, and this is quite often reflected in the price, so consider this when you are allocating a budget for the wedding video. Ideally, you want all day coverage, so make sure this is included as part of the package and involves everything from the bridal preparations in the morning right through to the evening entertainment when you’ll be dancing the night away.

Don’t rush into anything

Whilst it’s advisable to book the services of a wedding videographer as soon as you start to make plans for your wedding, take your time to weigh up a few different options and don’t rush into anything if you feel uncomfortable about the level of service that is being offered to you. Have a good look at the website of the videographer to get a feel for their business, read their customer testimonials, see sample videos, and meet them in person so you can discuss the plans you have for your wedding and see if you get along with them. Once you feel happy and you know you have booked the right person, you’ll instantly relax and this will show on the big day as you forget they are there and simply have fun, without realising you are being filmed.

Here at The Wedding Video Guys, we want your day to be magical and also want to provide you with timeless footage of the day that captures every beautiful detail. You can rely on us and trust us to capture the perfect wedding video in Hampshire for you, and you can find out more about our services by contacting us today or calling us on 07864212916.