Cedar Rapids, IA5 Cheap Wedding Videographers near you

Where do you need the cheap wedding videographer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Cedar Rapids Cheap Wedding Videographers

Browse these cheap wedding videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cedar Rapids.

Robert Earl Entertainment
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mike J.
Verified review

My wife and I hired Robert Earl Entertainment to be the videographer for our wedding. Bobby captured video footage of our rehearsal dinner, pictures and getting ready before the ceremony, the ceremony and the reception. Bobby did such a great job of recording from multiple camera angles and capturing all of the special moments from our big day which seemed to happen in the blink of an eye. Bobby was very friendly, outgoing and professional throughout the weekend and stayed on top of everything. After our wedding was over, her sent me files for all of the full footage for the weekend. Also, he made a video montage which included a song from our favorite band. Bobby's editing skills really shine in the montage and it means so much to us that we can watch that and the footage anytime that we want. We were very pleased with the services that Bobby provided and would recommend him to all of our friends and family. Five stars goes to Robert Earl Entertainment. Keep up the great work!

jb photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Rachel B.
Verified review

JB Photography was everything I was hoping for in wedding photography! She was early, considerate, and kind. I felt so at ease when she was taking photos. She was really great at working with so many family members. Jen was quick with returning our photos to us. We will definitely be contacting her again for future photography needs. I will and am suggesting her to all of my friends and family.

Say Cheese Pretty Please
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Cathy G.
    Verified review

    Our experience with Kelly was our wedding. We are in our fifties and set in our ways. Kelly offered numerous ideas and her approach was always, professional, creative, organized and above all, FUN! Her passion exudes in what she does and the "gotcha shots" are so awesome too! HIGHLY RECOMMEND Just Say Cheese Please!

    Dawn P.
    Verified review

    Deb is an amazing individual with a great deal of passion for her work. When video taping my son's wedding her caring and compassionate demeanor, attention to detail, understanding of the bride and grooms personalities and the memories they wanted to preserved produced the most valuable heirloom for our family. You can't go wrong having Deb video tape your wedding or any other event.

    CRCinematics
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Sherry G.
    Verified review

    Sam was very pleasant to work with and helped us shedule the booking very smoothly. Charlie is an amazing videographer. We were very pleased with the results and only took a short time to receive the final product! If you are looking for a reasonable price with great quality use CRCinematics!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a videographer and what do they do?

    A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

    How do you choose a wedding videographer?

    A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

    What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

    Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

    Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

    How much is videography for a wedding?

    Wedding videography is one thing many couples regret not paying for. It may seem like just another expense during wedding planning, but it’s really special to have a moving memory of your big day. The national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. Pricing can vary depending on wedding length, special film features, the amount of editing required, and how many videographers are needed to cover the event. Many videographers offer packages that provide different levels of service. A very simple wedding documentary could be $600 or more, while a full-scale cinematic experience involving multiple videographers could be $2,500 or more. Here’s an example of average package pricing:

    • Package 1: $1,400
      • Footage during and after the ceremony, including highlights requested by the couple.
      • Two cameras with audio equipment.
      • DVD including a 3- or 4-minute edit to a song of the couple’s choice and a 45- to 50-minute raw edit covering the entire event.
      • Recordings of guests’ good wishes to the couple.
    • Package 2: $1,800
      • Includes everything from Package 1, plus an additional videographer (2 total) and aerial videography.  

    When do you pay your wedding videographer and wedding photographer?

    Most wedding videographers and photographers require a set deposit when you hire them. Wedding season is a busy time and a deposit secures that vendor’s services for your wedding date. It also protects the vendor if the couple changes their mind at the last minute, and they can’t find a new booking and lose work for the day. The deposit may be anywhere from 20 percent to  50 percent of the agreed-upon total price. Always get a written confirmation that your deposit has been received.

    The remainder of the wedding videography and photography bill may be due in the week before to your wedding or on the day of the wedding. Other vendors may require a second payment immediately before the wedding and a third and final payment after the wedding video or photos are delivered. Each vendor has their own policies, so before hiring be sure to read, understand and agree to payment protocols. There is no requirement for tipping wedding videographers or photographers, but if you do want to tip them, the end of the reception is the appropriate time. 

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.