The team at Complete Weddings + Events in Fort Lauderdale 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
Simply put, the biggest mistake couples admit is that they did not hire a professional videographer with wedding experience in South Florida to capture their big day. If you have high expectations for your final wedding film, not hiring a wedding videographer with experience is a risky choice.
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.
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, and what if that style fits into your wedding budget. Most couples in South Florida 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.
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 Fort Lauderdale.
Wedding Experts at Complete Weddings + Events in South Florida
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 in Fort Lauderdale, so contact us today to learn more about our videography packages best for your special day!