Are you still not sure about hiring a wedding videographer, here at Drangan Video we definitely say yes go for it, of course we would say that !!. We have been videographers for so many weddings in Tipperary, Klkenny, Waterford and though-out Ireland for more than 20years, we frequently meet couples who have used our videography service, they all agree that having a wedding video was the best decision they have ever made.
A Quality Wedding Video Is Worth Paying For
The price you pay for videography very much reflects the quality of the finished wedding film. Recording a wedding day will take up to 12 hours hours, add another 2 days for post production, the average cost for a wedding film is anywhere between €1200 and €2500 bearing in mind the average cost of a wedding dress is €1700 it might be worth considering hiring a videographer to capture you in that dress on your big day
Go with a professional
Wedding videography is much more than just turning up and pointing a camera, it takes lots of experience and skill, It also involves just as much work input as your photographer, so accepting an offer from a family friend or a video enthusiast might not be the perfect choice
Different styles of wedding videography
There are so many different styles of videography to choose from, take your time to find a modern style that you really like. Professional videographers are constantly keeping up with latest trends, think about how your video may age over the next few years. Many styles and trends have come and gone over the last 20 years, gone are the long boring 3 hour productions, now wedding films are much shorter with lots of short clips with a fast pace. It’s very important that you do your own research first before meeting a videographer view examples of their work on their website, facebook and Instagram accounts, not just a showreel as they could be hiding the bad parts, find the style that you like and then book a videographer who can create your perfect wedding film.
Communication is key
Once you’ve found a videographer that you like and that is within your budget, have a long conversation about your planning for the day and what you would exspect your wedding film to look and sound like. It’s easy to get your wires crossed with mixed messages, now is the time to get it right might be to late when the day is over.
Be sure to ask how many cameras your videographer will use on the day, here at Drangan Video we use a minimum of two cams there are no second chances for a second shoot of your wedding day. It also means that you’ll get get to view the day from different angles lending to a much more exciting production and needless to say better value for money
Getting your wedding video to sound right
When couples think about their wedding video, a beautiful colorful film immediately springs to mind, what happens when you sit down to enjoy your wedding video, only to find that the speeches are not clear due to background noise or your exchange of vows are barely audible, make sure that your videographer is using lots of external audio recorders, perfect sound is just as important as perfect picture.
Just in case backup plan
Ask what happens if they’re unable to turn up on your big day due to sickness, do they have a backup plan or can get another professional to cover the day.
Discuss a delivery date for the final production, most professional videographers are very busy, so as a rule of thumb allow at least 6 weeks for delivery of your wedding film.
Thanks for dropping by and taking time out to read our latest blog post, if you are considering having a videographer why not contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video I will be more than happy to discuss our range of wedding video packages for 2020/2021