How much does a wedding videographer cost?

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How much does a wedding videographer cost?

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, so what is a wedding video worth to you? Wedding videos have become a norm for modern couples, and investing in the right wedding videographer is essential for capturing your big day - and trust us, as the saying goes….

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

According to Zola’s Wedding Survey, 98% of brides regret not spending *more* on their wedding videographer. Hiring an experienced team who can capture a wedding video at a reasonable price should be on every bride's checklist! But the question remains…how much does a wedding videographer cost?

WHAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER

While you can DIY a lot of areas in your wedding, it’s important to remember that some things should be left to professionals. By trying to save on a wedding videographer, you could miss capturing the serious amounts of time, energy and money you invested in your wedding. The details of your dress, and the uniqueness of your venue could go unnoticed and uncaptured by an inexperienced videographer.  

According to WeddingWire, “the average cost of a wedding videographer in the U.S. is around $1,700 with most couples spending between $1,000 to $2,500.” But what makes up that price?

  • What video style are you looking for?

    Are you looking for something cinematic with voice-overs and aerial shots? Or do you prefer less polished videos that look more organic? Wedding videos come in a variety of styles which can greatly affect the overall feel of the finished product. If you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, just take a peek at your potential videographer’s previous work. Many experienced wedding videographers already have their own style, and seeing their past wedding videos will give you a good idea of how yours will turn out.

  • What is your desired video length?

    What is featured in the wedding video is greatly influenced by the number of hours the videographers are onsite for your wedding day. Standard 2-4 minute videos require around 6 to 8-hours of coverage to give videographers enough time to capture bridal parties getting ready, reception, and the ceremony. Some wedding videographers also provide long-form videos that can range from 15-30 minutes; this is, of course, dependant on the individual videographer, so be sure to ask if this is something they offer.

  • How many HOURS do you NEED OF COVERAGE?

    This can include the rehearsal dinner, bridal-party prep, the reception, ceremony, and the after-party. The number of days and locations you want featured in the wedding video greatly affects the amount of preparation, coverage, and equipment needed to capture all of these special moments.

WHEN YOU’RE VOUCHING WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHERS, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. How responsive are they?

    You should never feel like you’re bothering them by reaching out and asking questions! If you’re getting unpredictable responses, or they make you feel as though they don’t have time for you, take that as a red flag and consider other options. You should not be rolling the dice on your wedding day, unless you like gambling!

  2. Do you vibe?

    Your wedding day is an intimate event and every part of your team should feel like family! It’s important to schedule a meeting if possible during wedding planning to get to know your potential wedding videographer. Are they are friendly and professional, you feel you can work well with them, and you trust that they can bring your wedding day to life, they are most likely the best fit for you!

  3. Look for past reviews!

    If a bride is taking the time to leave them a positive review, they’re likely a good option for you to consider!

Now, your wedding day can’t last forever, but a video can sure help! Invest in a team that will go the extra mile and do your Big Day justice! If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to slide into our DM!

Our wedding video packages range from $3k to $1.5k depending on the length of coverage and time of the final video you desire, with the option to upgrade at any time of the wedding.

We hope you find the best wedding videographer for your wedding day!