why two videographers

Why You Need 2 Wedding Videographers

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Having a videographer for your wedding will put the motion to the memories so that you can relive them whenever you like. But, have you ever thought of the reasons why you may need 2 wedding videographers to fulfill your video dreams?

Here are some reasons why you need 2 wedding videographers:

Having more cameras is a safer option! You never know when a battery could die, the memory card is corrupt, or a guest could stand up right in front of the couple’s first kiss. So, if any of these things happen, no they don’t! You have another videographer recording from a different angle getting the shot.

Both videographers will be capturing things differently. One will have a wider lens to capture the crowd’s reactions. The other will have a tighter lens that helps get the close-ups and reactions. Put these together and you get a beautiful, cinematic wedding video.

When there is more than one videographer there, there is a chance that they could capture more unique or riskier shots that could end up being beautiful.

Hiring two videographers will make your wedding video more comprehensive. Videographers are not superhero’s and can’t be in two places at once, so don’t be stuck picking between the moments you want to relive.

These are some examples of some things you may have to choose between:

  • The bride and groom getting ready

Most likely, the videographer will be with the bridal party capturing their mimosas and hair and makeup sessions. That means while the groom and groomsmen are hanging out and getting ready, no one will be there to film them. This is where the second videographer comes into play

  • The first look or the ceremony location

Now, one sounds more important than the other, but filming the venue before the guests arrive is essential. The venue sets the tone for your wedding film and it helps the videographer get the audio prepared so that you’ll be able to hear your vows. Be sure you don’t have to pick between the first look and clear audio

  • The decision between the bride’s entrance or the groom’s reaction

This is obviously one of the biggest moments of the day, so having both of these moments captured is very important! You don’t want to have to choose, so it’s better to have both

Having more than one videographer is so important too because anything that can go wrong usually does.

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wedding videographer prices

Wedding Videographer Pricing Breakdown

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Wedding videographers are an essential part to the biggest day of your life, but how do you know if you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck? This breakdown of wedding videographer prices makes it easy to understand how and why they price their services!

Some basics:

ALL videographers price their services and packages differently

The average cost of a wedding videographer in the U.S. is $1,800, but the average range is between $1,000-$2,500

Prices can go up to $12,500 for a luxury videographer that can take your wedding and turn it into a quality, TV-ready star for the day

That’s a lot of money we’re talking about here, so what is included in the cost?

This is depending on what YOU want! The great thing is, is that you can work with your videographer to create and personalize your package to your wants and needs.

One more factor to consider is that between June and October, prices will run higher because it is wedding season during that time.

Packages usually include how much time you will get the videographer and staff for, but you can always request extra time. Extra time can cost around $200-$500/half hour. This is to pay for their time and their assistant’s time, extra editing, and video cards.

Extra services like drone footage or travel expenses can add additional costs as well.

What you’re really paying for is the final product and what goes into it

First and foremost, the videography service! Make sure your videographer matches your style so that the final product is everything you could have ever imagined and more

The post-production is something that people usually don’t consider either. This process is the most time-consuming part of making your dream video. Sometimes the videographer lets you make your own edits, but that could be an additional cost

Your final wedding video is the whole reason you even got the videographer in the first place. Your video will most likely be provided to you on a DVD, Blu-ray, or USB drive. Sometimes, a highlight reel may also be made for your video, and it can be made easily accessible via YouTube or Vimeo.

The last thing included in your cost is your videographer’s equipment. You only want the best for your wedding, and videographers only want the best equipment for their business. You are paying to use their high-definition cameras, lighting equipment, etc.

The last cost established with videographers is tipping and how much you should tip them. It is recommended that you tip the lead videographer $50-$100, and if they have an assistant, $50-$75 is acceptable.

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Getting the BEST Out of Your Wedding Videographer

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It’s not a secret that you can get the best out of your videographer on your wedding day. Now, how to get the best is a different story. You may think you don’t know where to start or what questions to ask, so these are the basics of how to get the best from your videographer.

There are some things you and your videographer need to talk about! Tell them what moments that are the most important to you and your partner

You may be thinking “everything!!” but that can’t be the case, unfortunately. So, curate a list of moments such as the first kiss, cake cutting, reception venue, etc. Be sure to be open and honest so you can relive what you want to and not think to yourself “there’s something missing here.”

Depending on how many videographers you have, they can’t be everywhere at once, just like you can’t! So, if you only have one videographer, they will ONLY be following you and your partner, OR they start scrambling when there’s a dull moment so that they can shoot details, exteriors, and other details.

Letting your videographer know exactly what you want can be crucial to the wedding video of your dreams. The more you can help them out by knowing what you want, the better the final product will be.

Now you’re probably thinking “so they told me the first step, now how do I go about hiring a videographer?” We have the answer for you! At Wenning Entertainment, we provide you with a planning service, and you can hire them for a FULL EVENT!

Other tips for hiring a videographer:

  • If you’re going for a specific look, don’t be afraid to ask for samples! You have to know what you’re paying for before you purchase something as meaningful that you’ll have forever.
  • See if your vendor has any recommendations for videographers! Now this may depend if they have a preferred or exclusive list, but if they don’t they may have people that you may not have heard of.
  • Finding someone who has experience with your venue is essential for a great wedding video! If your videographer already knows the lay of the land, lighting, acoustics, etc. of the place, then your video will turn out amazing!

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Wedding Video

Do I Need a Wedding Video?

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Wedding videos may not seem like a big deal, but don’t worry, they are. And they aren’t important for just one reason; Many things that happen at weddings can’t be photographed!

You can’t hear the most intimate part of the wedding ceremony happening

The vows! The vows are so important, and just looking back at pictures may not be enough. You might want to hear them and be fully immersed in the moment, and the best way to do that would be on video.

The toasts are another thing you won’t be able to hear with just photos

Remembering what your little sister said, or how your big brother told you that he loves you on your wedding day is something you may not get to hear every day. Weddings bring families closer together, so remembering what they said during their toast may be a really nice thing to have in the future. Or they might even do an insane rap that can only be captured on video. Sick beats don’t pick up in pictures!

The dancing during wedding receptions is so special

Everyone comes together to celebrate the newlyweds, and it’s just magical being surrounded by love. But you can’t capture the true emotion of people dancing in photos. The first dance as husband and wife is so special, so getting it on video is going to be something that you can look back on forever. And you can always pretend it’s the first time hearing your first dance song again.

Since you’ll be there on your wedding day, you might not think about a video. But what about the people who aren’t there?

  • Given the times we live in, grandma or Aunt Susie may not want to come and risk their health to join the celebration.
  • Having a wedding video made is perfect for your relatives or friends who couldn’t be there on your big day.
  • Sending them your video wedding video will make them feel like they’re there celebrating with you! Spread the happiness and joy with those you hold close but can’t be close to you.

All of these points are important to consider if you are on the fence about a wedding video. The most important thing to remember is how you felt on that day, and now with a video you can relive those moments for eternity, or till the DVD snaps in half!

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Buying a wedding gift

When to Buy a Wedding Gift

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I have a quick quiz for you before the article begins, so True or False: It’s okay to give a couple their wedding gift for up to a year after their big day (the answer will be revealed later).

Anyways… SEND THAT GIFT!! Couples already have enough to worry about on their wedding day, so don’t bring a gift that they need to keep track of.

Buying a wedding gift

The perfect timing

As for actually buying your gift, it’s recommended to do it as soon as you receive the URL to the couple’s registry site! This is usually about 4-6 weeks before their wedding date. Getting on the site ASAP will help find a gift that suits your budget, and you might even be able to find something with a special meaning. Sometimes, the couples are even relieved because that is one less thank you card they have to write after the wedding.

Buying your gift closer to the wedding date can have some kinks to work out. In this case, you should send the gift to the couple’s preferred address. This could mean their new home if they plan on moving, or even moving someone into the other’s place. Sending the gift to the preferred address will make it easier on them because you’re giving them an exciting box to unwrap instead of another box to pack.

ANSWER ALERT: It’s false! You absolutely do not have a full year after the wedding to send the couple their gift. Try to get it in the mail within 3 months of the wedding date. If you’re finding it hard to get a gift, give cash or a cash equivalent instead.

Buying a wedding gift

The gift of cash

Speaking of giving cash, this is a total no brainer, but picking the perfect time to give it can be tricky. You could always bring it to the wedding and put it in the card box. Doing this, you risk the chance of it getting lost in the fast-paced environment, or some sicko could steal it. Other, and safer, options for giving money could be picking a gift card for a retailer on the couple’s registry site. This is a good alternative to a bad gift or just cash. Another option could be contributing to the couple’s honeymoon fund, cash registry, or home improvement fund.

If there is one thing to take away from this article, it’s to get the gift early send it right away.

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