I know, it can be stressful searching for the perfect videographer. For most couples, this is the first time they are getting married and don’t know where to begin when looking for a videographer that will fit their needs. That’s why I created this list of five questions you need to ask before booking your wedding videographer
What is the final product?
This is the most important question. There have been many stories where couples thought they were getting something but it wasn’t in the package. Ask your potential videographer to list what’s in their package and to explain each item.
Here are the services commonly included in a video package:
All videographers have different packages and most can customize a package for your needs. If you aren’t sure what you need ask the videographer to get on a call to go over their services. Before my clients book me I always ask to have an introductory call to make sure we are the best fit and that they have selected the best package for their day.
What is your postponement and cancellation policy?
In this current climate, it’s important to know and understand the postponement and cancellation policy of your potential wedding videographer.
Will there be chances for revisions?
Before contacting a videographer make sure you have thoroughly reviewed their work and like their style. All videographers have worked really hard to perfect their style and process. Therefore, revisions are based on the videographer and the nature of the revisions. However, there could be times when you dont want a specific person in the shot or you would like a clip to be removed. Ask your potential videographer if they are willing to make small changes if they come up.
When should I expect my film?
Before hiring a videographer you need to be aware of the delivery timeline. Every videographer has a different timeline and many factors will determine the delivery date. One main factor is the time of year. Spring and fall are the busiest time for most wedding professionals and could cause a backlog. Some videographers offer faster delivery for a fee but keep in mind that crafting a film can take many hours and you don’t want to rush the process.
Will I be able to choose my music?
This is a common question couples ask and most of the time the answer is no. In order to use a song in a video, you need to get the legal rights to use it. Most songs that couples want to use are from a famous artist and can cost a lot of money ( $79 – $1,000+) if it’s even allowed to be used. It’s important to get the licenses to use a song because it’s required for any video posted on the internet. There are subscriptions like Musicbed, Soundstrip, and Artlist that have a huge variety of music that many videographers use. I really like to build a connection with my couples. This allows me to know the music they like in order for me to select a song that truly represents their relationship.
If you are looking for a wedding videographer or have more questions about how to find the perfect videographer feel free to contact me 🙂