In today’s economy, the price of everything matters.
Regardless of the actual cost, WEVA International recommends that the value of your wedding video be a greater priority. The lasting quality of your own
wedding movie, which can be preserved for many years on DVD, will prove to
be a priceless treasure for you and your family.
With that perspective in mind, WEVA suggests shopping just as carefully for
your video as for any other service being provided on your wedding day.
Professional videographers now book popular dates as much as a year, or
more, in advance. And while your wedding will be enjoyed by all of your
guests, your wedding movie is one of the few elements of the wedding that
you, your family, and your children can take pleasure in for many, many
years to come.
Prices for professional wedding videography will vary as widely as prices
for professional photography. Informal WEVA surveys have shown pricing as
low as about $1000, while the upper-end of the price scale can reach $10,000
and higher. More than ever, Time, Talent and Technology mark the difference
between videos, and between professional videographers.
Equal parts of Time, Talent and Technology are essential ingredients in
producing a professional wedding movie that will be enjoyed by everyone.
Your videographer may spend an entire day with you and your guests in order
to capture the wedding. The professional editing process frequently takes many hours of work to create that beautiful, finished wedding movie.
A talented videographer is one who combines their own skills and experiences
with the continuing education available through WEVA, and other sources, to
deliver those amazing wedding day memories.
The digital revolution of the past few years has allowed professional
videographers the opportunity to acquire the tools that put their finished
programs on par with the best that you’ll see on television, or in the
movies. Digital video (discussed elsewhere in this section), especially
when combined with DVD, allows for nearly flawless recording and playback of
your wedding movie.
With professional wedding videography, as with so many other things in life,
you usually do get what you pay for. Many wedding industry experts
(including Deborah McCoy, author of The Elegant Wedding and the
Budget-Savvy Bride) suggest budgeting approximately the same amount for
both videography and still photography. Your own eyes and ears will allow
you to judge which professional videographer will be your best choice.