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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 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.

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. 

Reviews for Tudor City videographers
Alex H.
All around JOCO Media was great. High quality videographer and worked very well coordinating with our client.
JOCO MediaJOCO Media
William M.
Beige Corporation is the go to company for videographer and editing!! Kawser is very professional and his response time is excellent!! Highly recommend!!
Beige Video New YorkBeige Video New York
Thumbtack Customer
Ray is an awesome videographer - professional, courteous, really listened to what we wanted. Would defintley hire him again.
Lorray Digital Video Studio & AgencyLorray Digital Video Studio & Agency
Randy R.
Martin has been the best videographer we have ever hired. He was on time (early) and did a very professional job.
Martin Hidalgo StudiosMartin Hidalgo Studios
Tyra D.
Mark was an incredible videographer! He was on-time and had my footage available by the end of the day! I was impressed with his work ethic and work quality.
Pristine Photography & VideoPristine Photography & Video
Thumbtack Customer
Bill is an exceptional videographer! Extremely professional--punctual, pleasant to work with, and created the perfect video based on the vision I shared for our corporate event. I highly recommend him!
CrumlicMedia Inc.CrumlicMedia Inc.
Scott K.
My project turned out better than I ever hoped! Our videographer Kevin was early to our events and ready to go. He was fully prepared and made it look spectacular.
wedding guywedding guy
Valeria p.
Oscar did a really good job for my wedding video!!I hired him last minute (2days before my wedding) bcs the videographer my husband and I hired got COVID.
Nova Star MediaNova Star Media
Haley B.
Jackson was an incredible find as a last minute videographer for our wedding reception! He was a pleasure to work with, an excellent value for sure, and creates beautiful work. I highly recommend him for your event or business!
RestartCreative's (@action.jackson.cinema)RestartCreative's (@action.jackson.cinema)
Nikki F.
I would highly recommend working with John to anyone looking for a super professional, punctual, communicative and high quality videographer. He filmed an event for me, and I couldn't be happier with the results! Thanks a million John!
West End VideosWest End Videos
William M.
Travis did an AMAZING job shooting footage on the spot under fast pace direction. He has a great eye and works well under pressure. Definitely recommend the high if you need a videographer in the NYC area. Highly satisfied!!
Travis Sherwood PhotographyTravis Sherwood Photography
Marc S.
Mark was easy to work with, he was professional, punctual, and took lots of great video. His turnaround time for the edited video is much quicker than other videographers. And his pricing was extremely reasonable and competitive. I highly recommend him.
Pristine Photography & VideoPristine Photography & Video
Thumbtack Customer
Mayer has to be one of the most kindest people I have ever met! He was very professional and definitely presented me with a great product! Because I am a musician and will forever need a videographer, I will definitely call him again!
Thumbtack Customer
Rob did an excellent job on short notice as videographer for a corporate event. He was very thorough in pre-planning, execution at the event, and delivered footage quickly, which we greatly appreciated as it helps keep our audience that could not attend this in-person event engaged.
Rob Tannenbaum Photography, Inc.Rob Tannenbaum Photography, Inc.
Kayla C.
Tommy did an amazing job quickly capturing one of our facilities CEO's interviews! We were on a time constraint and unsure of all the details, but Tommy was flexible to our needs. I could not recommend a more professional videographer to capture your vision or special day! Thank you, again!
Unyielding MediaUnyielding Media
China D.
I had a 10/10 experience working with Surreel, they were super communicative and keen to understand the brief in full before arriving on site. Very professional. The videographer I was selected, was friendly, enthusiastic, flexible and delivered exactly what I asked for. I was super happy and would use them again without hesitation.
Surreel Films Inc.Surreel Films Inc.
Eileen K.
Excellent! One of the best decisions of my wedding, day was choosing Cottage video and Bob to be our videographer! We researched many videographers before finding Cottage Video. The reason we chose Bob, because all his videos captured the day in the most authentic and best way and I could see his talent and experience through his work. At our wedding he was dedicated to capturing every moment and the result was perfect. He arrived on time, was very responsive through the process and a pleasure to work with. When we received our wedding video, I was thrilled and touched. He caught every special moment so beautifully. I will treasure our wedding videos forever. We are so grateful to have had Cottage video and Bob as part of our most special day.
Cottage VideoCottage Video
Tymel was incredible-- his immense passion for film matched his organizational skills. Even with schedule changes, deadlines, and changing circumstances, Tymal navigated this project with the utmost professionalism. His skill as a videographer and video editor is unparalleled-- but beyond that, without his hard work, my vision for this project would have never been fulfilled. I would not hesitate to hire him again.
Captured by TymelCaptured by Tymel
Sophia M.
Jeff was our wedding videographer and was wonderful! He was super resourceful and a great energy to have around on our big day, capturing all of our magical moments on film. We hired him for the full day, and we love our wedding video. Thank you so much, and Jeff is a very talented person that you’ll be lucky to hire on your special day! 🙏 🙏
Jeff Bien AimeJeff Bien Aime
Emma P.
Teddy was absolutely THE BEST videographer I have ever worked with this far. He was extremely punctual in his replies and was so easy to communicate with. The planning went so smoothly and he was so kind every step of the way. I was singing that day and he made me feel so comfortable before going onstage which was truly a delight. Not only did he film but he filmed from 2 Angles and included some amazing audio. The amount of professionalism and quality of work was astounding to me. He captured my vision to a T and made the experience so enjoyable. He got my footage to me literaly the next day and filmed at such a remarkable quality. I loved every bit of working with him and he was perfect for my event. Grateful to have found him he’s TOP TIER to anyone looking for a videographer. I swear he’s the best.
Kaptured By KultureKaptured By Kulture
Thumbtack Customer
We had a 2 hour fireside chat event which Bill helped to capture. He came in the day before to scope the venue and ensure we would get the right setup (we appreciated his initiative and desire to deliver a quality product, which he did). He provided a variety of options/pricing which was very helpful to us as first time users of a videographer. He was easy to get in touch with as well. Overall I'd recommend Bill for folks looking to have their events captured!
CrumlicMedia Inc.CrumlicMedia Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Neil Blake filmed my daughter's baby shower at 59th Street & Madison Avenue, New York, NY. He was extremely personable, friendly, and outgoing! While it is customary for many videographers to ask guests to say a few words, Neil asked the guests pointed questions which made the guests very relaxed about answering. He was constantly moving around and capturing soooo many special memories from that extremely special day! I would definitely recommend him and hire him again!
Neil Blake PhotographyNeil Blake Photography
Man-Chi K.
Franciska is an excellent communicator and professional videographer. She makes sure every little details before, during and after the filming. Those details make the filming process very smoothly. She also follows the direction and standards for our project and the final videos look very great. After the filming, she immediately uploaded the videos and gave quick update of the filming. She is also very flexible for the time and payment. I highly recommend her if you want to have a pleasant experience for your video project!
Franciska Farkas-Creative Filmmaking & DesignFranciska Farkas-Creative Filmmaking & Design
Thumbtack Customer
I'm glad I hired Joey to video my surprise engagement proposal in Central Park (at the Wagner Cove gazebo) on March 24, 2016. Joey took the time to survey the gazebo and identify how many cameras he'd need to capture the proposal perfectly. He was also collaborative and was willing to listen to my suggestions. The final, edited video was simply spectacular; every angle was beautifully captured and the sound quality was on point. Joey is a fantastic videographer, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who'd like to capture a moment on video perfectly; he doesn't disappoint!
Memory to Video Productions LLCMemory to Video Productions LLC
Nicole S.
Giladi Film Productions performed videographer duties at our wedding. I can't say enough good things about Amanda and her team. Her professionalism, responsiveness, punctuality, work quality, and value exceeded expectations. We had several mishaps with several different vendors on our wedding day. However, Giladi Film Productions was not one of them. Amanda helped hold everything together. For example, our photographer was late and was not able to attend our first look at a separate location. However, of course Amanda and her team were already there, on time, and ready to work. Not only did they jump in to fill the void left by the photographer, they coordinated, moved furniture, directed us, etc to stage beautiful pictures and video for us. Amanda and her team did an amazing job capturing our first look and we were extremely pleased with her work. Once we got to the wedding venue, Amanda and her team continued to capture all of our special moments with ease. We are extremely pleased with her work and reliability. We would recommend Giladi Film Productions to anyone who needed videographer work done at their wedding or any other occasion. On a hectic day where we had to deal with several mishaps we were able to depend on Giladi Film Productions and their professionalism and high quality work. Again, I cannot say enough good things about Amanda and her team's work and would recommend them to anyone.
Giladi Film ProductionsGiladi Film Productions
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