Hiring a videographer has become a priority for me. I won’ lie – I used to easily take it off of the table as a way to save on your budget. Every videographer I had seen 10 years ago just was not worth cutting your floral budget! Ha! Now, I’m a huge fan. My tips are this though: be willing to spend as much as you are on your photographer. Don’t try to find someone for cheap. You get what you pay for and if you aren’t willing to spend the money, then just keep it for something else. A bad videographer easily messes things up for your photographer by getting in the way or hogging the moments.
I reached out to my videographer friend, Curtis Kennedy to get his take on it and here is what he had to say: “”Everyone has an opinion about what you should spend on a videographer, but the question you need to ask yourself is this: What is most important to you when it comes to preserving your wedding memories? Just like with photography, there are a large variety of videography styles and methods, and it all comes at a different cost. You can choose to keep things simple and go with a documentary style videographer who will deliver a straightforward edit of your wedding events, or you can go all out and hire a cinematographer who will create a stunning heirloom film that tells the story of your wedding celebration in a unique, beautiful, and compelling way. My biggest advice is to first determine what is most important to you. Second would be to get referrals from those in your inner planning circle such as your wedding planner (duh!). Tell them what your dreams are and then TRUST their recommendations. They really do have your best interests in mind!”