Definitely words you DON’T want to hear your guests uttering at your wedding. But despite your best intentions, sometimes things slip through the cracks. Sometimes you make a really silly mistake that, if you had just stopped and thought about it for a few minutes, never would have happened.
Ask to see a demo. If they can’t show don’t book them. A successful and competent videographer should have an extensive portfolio to showcase their talent.
If you possibly can get the families to hire a professional video team. They will still not be satisfied, I promise you, but this will be the professional’s fault, not yours. If you have to make a video contribution you will produce a touch of cinema-verite which will be a lighthearted look at the proceedings but will not, most definitely not, be the official recording. Then no one can point the finger of blame.
If you are still in a tight budget that you cannot even afford the service of a cheap Wedding Videographer you still have another option. You can look for a friend or even a family member who has experience in handling camera. There are people who are experienced in the field of videography even though they do not have a business of their own. Those are the people who have passion for videography. They can be a great alternative to professional Wedding Videography.
Your choice should not be dependent completely on what you see on their websites. It is better to see actual results. Borrow your friends’ Wedding Videos and learn from their experience. Get advice and recommendation. Take note of the name of the videographers whom you can have faith in to do the job.
You will find the professional stills photographer hates you. It is not that you will get in the way – although that is always possible. It is simply that the photographer makes his living at this lark and you are but a well-meaning amateur. There is also a firm belief among professional wedding photographers that videos cut back the number of prints ordered. There may be something in this.
You’ll find that if you decide on the correct package for your event, that you’re going to have money well spent, and save money at the same time. It’s critical, it’s your wedding and since you’ve made the correct choice, you’re only going to do it once, so you need to celebrate it right, the first time!