Weddings have become a huge investment over the years. As a matter of fact, according the TheKnot, the average wedding cost in 2017 was around $33,000. Now, a wedding is a once in a lifetime event that is probably going to be one of the most important days of your life. So it certainly makes sense to go big.
While the total wedding budget can be broken down into a number of components (venue, catering, attire, transportation, etc.) I’m going to break down one part of the investment… The one that I know most about: wedding videography!
“When I hire a wedding videographer, what all am I paying for?”
Wedding videography is becoming increasingly popular year after year. And for good reason! Besides the photos, a video will be the only way for you to remember your day! Videos provide a way for you to relive the day from start to end, so finding the right videographer is crucial. Often couples want to know what all goes into the process of a wedding video. Our wedding videography coverage starts around $3800, so we always like to let couples know exactly what that investment is going towards. Here are a few key things:
Memories are priceless. Your wedding day will fly by, and most couples barely remember anything even the next day! The bride and groom are busy throughout the whole day and never get to sit back and watch the event. A video will solve this. We capture everything from major moments to tiny details. Our films tell the story of your day so that your memories will last forever.
We’ve filmed hundreds of weddings over the years. As a result, we have systems in place and those systems work. We’ve encountered every possible mishap or obstacle over the years, so now when they come our way, we know exactly how to handle them.
I’m sure you’ve heard the horror stories from previous couples who say their vendors never showed up or cancelled on them the week before. We’ve heard about plenty of cases where couples never received their videos – even after paying for them! In most of these instances, the vendors were a family friend or not a reputable business. Our company has five star reviews across the board and we are known for our professionalism in the industry. Not only that, but each of our wedding packages includes an in-person meet-up so that you can personally meet me and hear the details of my process in-person.
Your story is beautiful. Every wedding and every couple has their own story to tell. We treat each event as its own story and our films reflect that. We don’t have a cookie-cutter routine in place when it comes to filming and editing your wedding video. We have systems and setups of course – but those are to ensure quality. When it comes to telling your story – hours and hours of time and care are put into the final videos. If you watch our films, you’ll see that they are not just a series of clips dropped into linear order and sent out. They are intricately woven together. An artistic mix of sound and video laid out in an engaging way. This is the main difference in videographers. Our films are not meant to simply record the events. When couples watch their wedding video, we want them to re-experience the day. How it felt, how it sounded, how it looked – the entire essence of their wedding!
Hopefully this gives you an idea of the importance in choosing the right videographer. For more information on our wedding video services, you can check out our website: www.emeraldmediaseattle.com