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How Much Does a Wedding Videographer Cost?

Hiring a wedding videographer is a great way to capture the memories of your wedding that will last for years to come. Because this is an extra expense compared for hiring a photographer, you may wonder how much hiring a videographer will cost you.

Statistics in the US have shown that the average cost of hiring a videographer is around $1800. Most couples will end up spending between $1000 and $2500. The price of a videographer all depends on their experience, quality of work, and the individual’s or company’s rates.

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What does a wedding videographer do?

A wedding videographer films the requested events that happen the day of your wedding and then edit of footage so you have a video documenting your special day.

When to pay the wedding videographer?

Sometimes you will even pay as far in advance as 30 to 60 days. Sometimes you will only pay a percentage before the wedding and the rest after you see the finished video.

Is a wedding videographer worth it?

You can expect to pay anywhere from $1.00 to $2.00 for wedding invitations, depending on the quality and design.

Continue reading to find out more information on hiring a videographer to capture your wedding events.

What Does a Wedding Videographer Do?

A wedding videographer films the requested events that happen the day of your wedding and then edit of footage so you have a video documenting your special day.

Some videographers, such as self-employed individuals may only edit the videos together to complete your video. A professional or someone with more experience may add music or special effects of some sort to your wedding video.

Keep in mind that if you want a simple video then it will cost you much less than a video with added music, special effects, etc.

When to Pay the Wedding Videographer?

Although it is different for just about every videographer, it is most common to pay the videographer before the day of. Sometimes you will even pay as far in advance as 30 to 60 days. Sometimes you will only pay a percentage before the wedding and the rest after you see the finished video.

Sometimes the videographer will need time to come up with a custom price as many things can affect the pricing of your wedding video. Majority of the time a videographer must bring their own equipment. This affects the pricing as well as the amount of time they will have to film, and the schedule of events they will need to record.

Most basic wedding videos can be as long a full-length film, and depending on how long you would like your video to be it can make it rather expensive.

Is a Wedding Videographer Worth It?

This all depends on your budget and taste. If you have a small limited budget, this could be something you could skip. Even hiring a photographer would be cheaper depending on the photographers in your area. You could hire a videographer to record just the ceremony or reception. This would cut the cost of your video to give you more to spend on other things.

If you don't have a problem with a little splurge on your wedding, then this is definitely worth it. Having a wedding video gives you something to look back on that is full of life and motion. Most couples are quite busy during their wedding so having a videographer record your wedding will allow you to look back on moments you weren’t able to experience.

Having a videographer also allows for you to relive your wedding day, which would make a great anniversary idea! If you feel that your budget is already tight then you could find other ways to capture the moments of your wedding.

Share your best wedding videographer tips and experiences in the comments!

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Hi, I’m Kristin. While I haven’t found my Prince Charming yet, I’ve been dreaming of getting married for a long long time. I started this site as a place to record all the things I’ve found and researched in preparation for my own wedding someday. I can’t wait to share it all with you!

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