If you and your soon-to-be spouse have decided that a wedding videographer is a worthwhile way to document your big day, you need to know what you will be paying for. Different services and packages offered by these professional videographers do range in price and are widely varied. From “teaser trailer” length wedding videos to full-blown documentaries of the entire day, you’ve got a lot of options to choose from. Let’s get down to business and dissect the packages that you can expect to be offered.
Note: Your wedding videographer may structure their packages and services differently than what is outlined below. Always interview with a prospective videographer before booking them to ensure that they offer the kind of services and packages that you want.
Wedding Video Packages
There are many options available to you, as well as specialized add-ons that you can choose to help convey the romance and excitement of your day in a bigger way.
If you are determined to get a linear and artistic recording of the entire day’s proceedings, this is the type of package that you should choose. Videos can be up to ninety minutes long, or perhaps even longer. Couples choose this option when they really want a genuine, full-length movie to commemorate their wedding celebrations.
In most standard wedding videography packages, this is the standard that you will receive. Highlight films aren’t always linear and instead show the highlighting moments of your day, captured with impeccable style and artistic flair. These videos tend to be no longer than ten minutes, but for most couples this is plenty.
For an option that’s not quite as short as a highlight film but not as long as a documentary, short films are a happy in-between. At around twenty to thirty minutes, these videos are artistically styled to show not only the highlights of your big day, but also capture some of the additional details such as getting ready before the ceremony.
Wedding Package Add-Ons
Most videographers allow couples to purchase additional features to further enhance their wedding videos. Such features include:
As we said above, your wedding videographer may have different package styles to present to you. But if you have even a rough idea of what you want, this guide and your videographer should be able to help clear things up.