Your wedding day is undoubtedly one of the most important days of your life. And for most couples, it’s a day that happens once in a lifetime.
For this very reason, you’ll want to ensure that you’ve captured every moment so you can savor it for a lifetime. Your wedding videographer will, therefore, play a pivotal role on your big day. For this reason, you need to know these following five things before you hire a wedding videographer.
1. Do you know what a videographer actually does?
Many people know that they would like a video of their wedding. So they immediately think they need to hire a videographer. While it’s true that recording footage is part of their job description, videographers do so much more. Videographers are in essence artists who will edit, refine, and polish up the footage and package it properly. And this will be reflected in the price they charge. This brings us to the finance side of hiring a videographer.
2. What are the average rates for a quality videographer?
So, what is the average cost of a wedding videographer Australia? According to Statistica.com, the going rate in 2017 for a wedding videographer in New South Wales was $3,250. Easyweddings.com.au puts the average national fee at $2,702. Based on these figures we recommend setting a budget of at least $2,700 and upwards for your videographer.
3. When do you want to get married?
Is your date fixed in stone? Don’t make calls to videographers until your date is fixed. You don’t want to book your videographer ahead of time only to then change the date later on. You might end up sorely disappointed if you discover that your videographer is unavailable on the new date you’re proposing. To finalize the issue of the date before picking up the phone.
4. Do you want a videographer and photographer who’ve worked together before?
Videographers and photographers complement each other. If you can find a videographer and photographer who have worked well together in the past, it will make coordination of your photography and videography needs easier. These two artists will know and understand each other’s working styles and will seamlessly get the job done with as little trouble as possible.
5. Where to find good wedding videographers?
Now that your date is set, you know your budget for videography and the going rates, as well as what a videographer actually does, it’s time to go headhunting. But where do you find a wedding videographer?
The best and most sure source is word-of-mouth marketing. Ask friends, family, and colleagues who’ve recently gotten married if they can give you some leads to good wedding videographers.
Additionally, a local online search can yield good results as well. Compile a list of names and begin making follow up calls and set appointments to meet potential videographers until you find the one you want to work with.
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