If you’ve never planned a wedding before, it can be difficult to know exactly where to rank the importance of each wedding day detail. And we get it, there are a TON of details and decisions to be made. From smaller details like the type of accent flowers in each bouquet and the vegetable you’ll serve for dinner, to bigger budget items like the wedding venue and photography services, someone’s gotta make the call! With all the work you put into every aspect of the day, we would hope you’ll want to look back fondly on this momentous day (after a much needed honeymoon, of course)!
Biggest Mistake Couples Make When Hiring a Wedding Videographer
Our videography team at Complete Weddings + Events has seen thousands of weddings combined, and when it’s all said and done, we still hear from couples about how they would do things differently or the planning mistakes they wish they could go back and correct. Simply put, the biggest mistake couples admit is that they did not hire a professional videographer with wedding experience to capture their wedding day. If you have high expectations for your final wedding video, not hiring a wedding videographer with experience (or not hiring one at all) can be a regrettable choice.
Behind every high-quality wedding film is a high-quality wedding videographer! Professional videographers have the right camera gear, knowledge on where to be during all the action, and a level of stealth to capture it all. Plus, they have the skills to hardly ever be in the way (or even noticed sometimes)! You will be so pleased with a professionally shot and edited video that you’ll want to rewatch and share it for years to come!
Thinking You Don’t Need a Wedding Videographer
If you’re thinking you don’t need a wedding videographer, we would definitely have you reconsider or even watch a professional wedding video of a friend or relative. This decision is tough! You’ve most likely never had a wedding day, plus it’s hard to comprehend the feeling of watching back all YOUR family and friends on one of the most celebrated days of your life.
Sure, you’ve maybe seen examples of stranger’s wedding videos, but it’s hard to truly feel something when you don’t know the individuals behind the big day. (Don’t get us wrong though; we still tear up watching a wedding reception and ceremony on film, when we don’t know the couple getting married!) But when you’re watching your own partner say their wedding vows to you and relive all the emotional moments between your loved ones (including some you missed on your big day), there is no feeling quite like it!
Consider What Style Videography You Are Looking For
When you think of the end result of your wedding video, you have to think about what style of video you want. Does that style fit into your wedding budget? Most couples want a wedding video with the cinematic video editing style, where the end result is a highlight of the best clips of the day over music. It shows the wedding day in a unique way, versus a documentary style of video, which is a more straight-forward display of the day. Documentary-style videos show the day as it opens, with little editing or dramatic effect. The music video style has overwhelming become the style of choice for couples.
Not Checking Reviews
A common mistake when couples do hire videographers is that they haven’t checked the reviews on the individual or company. Reviews help you to understand if the company has been active in recent months, and has had such an influence on their clients that they felt compelled to review (whether they are good or bad)! Before making a decision on your videographer, reviews on places like Facebook and Google should be checked, whether they are positive or negative comments.
At Complete Weddings + Events, our cinematography team specializes in weddings, so we understand the amount of work that goes into your big day, and the importance of capturing the small details without missing the big moments! You’ve come to the right place if you’re hiring a wedding videographer. Contact us today to learn more about our videography packages best for your special day!