The team at Complete Weddings + Events in Columbia 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. We often hear about the biggest mistake couples make when hiring a wedding videographer. It’s clear newlyweds are frustrated when a professional videographer was not hired, and their final footage is amatuer, when they intended for a quality video.
Biggest Mistake Couples Make When Hiring a Wedding Videographer
The biggest mistake couples can make when hiring a videographer is not finding the right fit. Make sure to explore all of your videographer options before booking. Here’s why. Some couples like the romance, and warm colors. Where as, other couples prefer cool colors and an upbeat video. Videographers get their inspiration from all over but especially the couple. The videographer will use his knowledge to the best of his ability to create a product that everyone can be proud of.
Another thing to look for when hiring a videographer is professionalism. When dealing with couples and other people in the bridal party, you want to be able to count on your videographer to know what they are doing. Does your videographer have ideas, plans, and an overall vision for your wedding video. These are the types of questions you need to be asking yourself.
Sometimes friends or family members are recruited or nominate themselves to film the day and save you money by filling in for a professional videographer. This is a kind gesture, but if they’ve never filmed a wedding, or have little experience with professional cameras, we suggest they should focus on simply enjoying your big day! While some of their raw videos can be entertaining and capture viewpoints from someone close to the couple, it may not produce the correct type of footage needed for a high-quality highlight reel you find professionals creating in the wedding industry. Plus, if they miss out on capturing your first kiss or film the vows out-of-focus, this favor is not worth the guilt they might feel in letting you down.
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, not only because you’ve most likely never had a wedding day, but because 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!
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)! Whether they are positive or negative comments, reviews on places like Facebook and Google should be checked before making a decision on your videographer in Columbia.
Wedding Experts at Complete Weddings + Events in Columbia, MO
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 in capturing the small details without missing the big moments! You’ve come to the right place if you’re hiring a wedding videographer in Columbia, so contact us today to learn more about our videography packages best for your special day!