Your Wedding Video - Is the Best Price Always the Best Approach?
by Nenad Stjepanovic
Ever heard the sayings "you get what you pay for" or "the price tells you everything." Well, these sayings fit very well with videography. When searching for a videographer, many begin by hunting for the lowest price, not really looking at what they're getting. True, everyone wants a good deal, but a true deal isn't always the cheaper one. Usually when you buy something cheap, you end up paying for it later in another way. Your wedding day only happens once, and you don't want to have regrets, so you may want to expand your search criteria a little more than just the price itself.
To avoid regrets, consider the difference between an expensive and a cheap wedding video. The cheaper video is only partially done; it's like a raw uncooked meal without all the necessary parts to it. Even if you knew how to cook, you can't finish it. However, a more expensive video is complete to its prime tasteful level. Finished with all the features that make a big difference. Maybe those features don't sound very important right now, but in the future they will.
Usually cheaper videos don't offer editing. Editing is an artistic and creative process that makes the video 100 times better. Like setting your video to music, editing in and cutting out scenes to make it all flow smoothly. It's something that makes the video more enjoyable to watch. If you don't get this invaluable feature, you may be embarrassed to show your video to others, especially if they've seen a wedding video that has gone through an editing process. Another important feature you won't see in a cheaper wedding video are camera angles. Imagine watching a feature film that's been shot with only one camera positioned in just one spot the whole time. How boring, don't you agree? You don't want to be bored with your video, do you? I think that tells you everything about camera angles, and why they're so important.
There are many other invaluable features you may never see in the cheaper wedding videos. Features that videographers like myself offer, which make your wedding video more tasteful. Now, sometimes videographers use terms for these features that may not be familiar to you, but don't be afraid to ask for more information to get the complete understanding of what those features are. Don't just dismiss it, because later on you may regret not getting it.
Some of these other features include photo montages - or an added highlights version of your wedding day. Some videographers videotape you long before the ceremony to catch all the things you did that day. Some upload the highlights of your wedding video to the internet for your family to see. A few can even make a custom web page for your wedding day. Some give you a choice of 2, 3 or more camera angles. Some will shoot your engagement or bachelor party. Some conduct interviews of you or your family. Some videographers will even recreate the day he proposed, or the day you met. And there are many, many more features that you definitely wont regret.
So, you may want to do a little more homework before jumping for the first deal you see. Your wedding video isn't something you're just going to see once after the wedding. It's something you may want to see in years to come, ask any married couple. If you think about it, how much would you pay if you can go back in a time machine just to be at your wedding again? Just to revisit the day and feel the same emotions, hear your wedding vows; see the reaction of your friends and family? Wouldn't you want your grandchildren to see it, too? That's the kind of mindset you need to have when looking for a wedding video. And a cheaper video just wont cut it. In short, getting a cheaper wedding video is like that uncooked and tasteless meal. So, for such an important day that only happens once in your life, why wouldn't you want to get those additional features in your wedding video?