Five complaints about wedding videographers

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Not getting a professional wedding videographer is a regret that many married couples share after their wedding. This article covers five complaints about wedding videographers. If they could go back and do it over again many couples would be more careful in selecting their wedding videographer. By taking  a few precautionary steps couples can prevent getting the wrong videographer and enjoy their wedding video for years to come.

The first complaint about wedding videographers is that they took too long to deliver the wedding video after the wedding. The most time consuming part of making a wedding video is the post production editing.  “The videographer promised that we would get our wedding video in 3 months and it’s been 6 months and still nothing,” said the bride.

The second complaint about wedding videographers is that they did not get along with the wedding photographer during the wedding. For example, the videographer and the photographer both wanted to get the same angle of the bride walking down the aisle and the videographer got in front of the wedding photographer.

The third complaint about wedding videographers is that their on-camera lights were too bright.

The fourth complaint about wedding videographers is that the sound quality of the wedding video was poor.

The fifth complaint about wedding videographers is that they did not show up at the wedding. “We paid a deposit in advance and the videographer did not show up,” said the bride.

Better business guidelines suggest that couples get the wedding video service terms in advance including the time of delivery, refunds, deposits, and finally the couple should consider paying by credit card so if the service is unacceptable the charges can be disputed. The couple should also ask to see sample wedding videos to review the style of the wedding video as well as the visual quality and sound quality of the wedding video service.

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Should I make a wedding video?

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Tony and Elizabeth (not their real names) got married several years ago and now regret not having made a wedding video. Tony says that if he could do it again, he would have hired a professional wedding videographer. “We have good photographs, but it would have been nice to have a professional wedding video,” said Tony.

As a videographer that films wedding videos, I would say that not everyone needs a wedding video. The question of whether to make a wedding video often depends on what is important to the bride and the groom. For one thing, a professional wedding video may not fit every budget. If the bride and groom feel that they will put their wedding video away and never watch it after the wedding, then they should probably use their money on things they will enjoy. For example, the extra money could pay for a better venue, better honeymoon plans, flowers, photographs, reception, limousine, cake, live band, ice sculptures, and things they will really appreciate.

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However, for the bride and groom that want to be able to look back and remember their wedding by seeing their photographs and watching their wedding video, I would say that a wedding video is a must. The bride and groom should keep in mind the following 5 reasons to make a wedding video.

  • Many couples regret not having a professional wedding video after their wedding.
  • It would be good to have a video of the wedding in addition to the photographs.
  • For many couples, the wedding video becomes one of their most cherished keepsakes from the wedding day.
  • Wedding videos capture an important moment in family history that can be passed on to future generations.
  • The wedding video will often capture things that you missed.

The wedding is a once in a lifetime event in the history of two families. The father of the bride only gets one chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. Having a professionally filmed wedding video can be one of the most cherished keepsakes from your wedding day. The wedding video is important because when all is said and done, the memories and images remain.

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How much do wedding videos cost?

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How much do wedding videos cost?

One of the first questions that couples ask when they think about wedding videos is, “How much will it cost to film my wedding?” This article deals with the costs involved in making a wedding video. Generally, fees depend on several options including the total hours filmed, usually defined by: wedding ceremony coverage, wedding and reception coverage, after-wedding coverage, pre-wedding coverage, and post production editing of the footage. Of course, the question of price also depends on available wedding video producers in your area. WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association International) found that wedding video fees range between $1,000 to $10,000 or higher. This article will attempt to analyze the costs further.

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The wedding ceremony video $600-$2500

Wedding videographers can film a ceremony with one camera and minimal editing for a low fee. The shorter amount of time that it takes to edit footage from one camera and one angle makes the editing process relatively quick and simple. The final one camera wedding video would most likely look like a television news story filmed with one camera with a tripod by a reporter for the average local evening news.


Additional camera persons equipped with monopods, sliders, and glidecams can capture the wedding from angles that one person with a handheld camera could not possibly reach.

Additional camera persons equipped with monopods, sliders, and glidecams can capture the wedding from angles that one person with a handheld camera could not possibly reach.

The higher fee range would provide for extras including more cameras, more videographers, more footage for editing, more artistic photographic angles, professional camera equipment to make the cameras “fly, glide, and slide” through your wedding ceremony. Special tripods, monopods, sliders, and glidecams help capture the wedding from angles that a person with a handheld camera could not possibly reach. The higher range of fees would also allow for a larger film crew including sound and camera technicians.

The wedding ceremony and reception video $1,000 – $10,000

Wedding videographers typically provide more expensive packages that cover the entire wedding day. The lower end of the fee range would cover one camera and, like mentioned above, the final video would look like a one camera story on the evening news. The higher end of the fee range would cover a second or third camera, with double or triple the amount of footage for editing post production, and stand alone audio recordings to add to the quality of the sound on the wedding video. The final video would look more like a wedding that you would see on a prime time television program.

Film only $400-$1,000

Film only is the least expensive option. A wedding videographer can film the wedding with their professional high definition cameras without editing the footage. The videographer would film the wedding and provide the raw unedited film on a DVD or on the original camera format. The low end of the fee range would provide for one camera footage with the on-camera audio. The higher end of the fee range would provide additional camera angles, additional camera operators, more artistic shots, and separate audio recordings from stand alone digital audio recorders. The editing of the different video and audio tracks are provided in disks or hard drives for editing later. The final product would include uncut scenes and would lack post production editing of the raw footage. For example, videographers and video editors usually enhance the videos with color correction filters and other filters that make the final video look more like a film than like an amateur video. The application of video filters can take many hours of editing and rendering depending on the number of cameras and hours of footage taken.

The above article covers the cost of wedding videos. A single high definition video camera in the hands of an experienced videographer can capture your wedding nicely. However, a larger investment would allow for more film industry tools including additional cameras that provide more artistic angles, digital audio recorders that provide clearer sound, lighting, camera accessories, and post production editing to would make your wedding film more like a movie experience.

Just suppose that you could create a wedding video that you both truly loved. Everything you dreamed of. Would you be willing invest $10,000, $5,000, $1,000, or $400 on that wedding video?

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How to make a “save the date” wedding video

Below are “save the date” wedding video tips

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Wedding video tips

1. The Five Ws: Traditional wedding invitations relay the event’s who, what, when, where and why. Think of creative was to visually supply this information using a theme and props.

2. Sneak Peek: If you could film the invitation video anywhere, where would you like to have it filmed? If possible, film the video at your wedding venue. This will give your guests a sneak peek into what to expect on your wedding day and help them make wardrobe choices.

3. Short and Sweet: Keep your invitation video under two minutes long. If you have a longer video, present necessary information at the beginning of the video.

4. Stay on Theme: What is the theme of your wedding? Your wedding theme should extend beyond the wedding day. There should be continuity with your “save the date” notice, wedding website, invitations, wedding day plans and your thank you cards. For example, if you are having a beach-themed wedding, don’t go with an urban-themed invitation video.

Search “save the date” wedding videos online to get more ideas.Orlando videographer

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