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Top things to know before booking your videographer

So, you’ve booked the car, the cake, the church. You have the dress, the invites, the photographer and even have all your accessories, whether that's customised umbrellas or party favours. It’s all going according to plan. Well, here’s a tip that we've heard a lot of brides mention after the event - make sure you find a decent videographer who will capture all the moments you missed on the day, and help record the event in a way that will allow you to relive it time and time again.

On the big occasion, you won’t be able to be everywhere at once. So, you won’t spot the moment where your new mother in law’s hat blew off in a gust of wind, or the page boys turned the gifts into a pyramid. More importantly, how will you see what it looked like to the world when you departed in your wedding car after the reception, complete with cans dragging along behind, or when the helicopter lifted you both off into the sky together.

So the question is, how do you pick the right videographer for the day?

Tip 1:  Ask your photographer if they have anyone they’d recommend. There are so many reasons why this is a good idea. Anyone with a video camera can set themselves up as a wedding videographer, but that doesn’t mean they’re professional.

Tip 2: Make sure you ask questions. What style of video do they create? Are they a one person set up, or are you going to end up with someone from their business you’ve never met before turning up on the day? Ask how much it costs, and how long you’ll have to wait for the video to be finished after the wedding. Find out about the music they use and what parts of the day they tend to film. Ask if it’s likely they’ll have more than one wedding booked on your day so that you’re not faced with someone who only turns up at the last moment, or has to rush off before the speeches.

It’s great to have a videographer but apply the same kind of care and research as for any other part of your wedding. Failing all that, ask someone creative who is under the age of 25. The chances are they’ll know exactly how to produce a decent product, and you might just discover the next Spielberg.