HELP! I can't decide between two videographers

I have fallen in love with two videographers and can't decide! The price difference is hardly anything. And they both offer the same services, so I'm stuck! What other things can I consider to help make the choice?

Question Asked: 19/05/2020

Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

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Love Magic Films

(6) · Melbourne and surrounding regions and Mornington Peninsula

Posted: 3/03/2023

Choosing between two videographers can be a tough decision, but there are a few things you can consider to help make your choice:

  1. Watch their past work: Look at each videographer's previous wedding videos to see if their style matches what you're looking for. This will help you get a sense of their creativity, attention to detail, and overall quality.
  2. Ask for references: Reach out to previous clients and ask about their experience working with the videographer. Were they professional, easy to work with, and accommodating?
  3. Communication: Consider how easy it is to communicate with each videographer. Are they responsive, clear, and helpful in answering your questions?
  4. Budget: While cost shouldn't be the only factor, it's important to consider how much each videographer is charging and what you're getting for that price.
  5. Your gut feeling: At the end of the day, trust your instincts. Who do you feel more comfortable and confident working with?

Remember, your wedding video will be a lasting memory of your special day, so take your time and choose the videographer who you feel will best capture your vision.

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Dragonfly Productions

(22) · Sydney | Wollongong | South Coast

Posted: 7/04/2021

Hi There!

Talk to them, take the time to get to know them and see how you match. They will be the people beying with you all day and you want someone to be comfortable with around. There is no shame in asking questions and express your thopughts and feelings. That connection will deliver to you memories that you can cherish forever and share with your friends and future family, memories that you will truly sincerely love.

I hope I helped xx

Laura

Dragonfly Productions

Lonely Pine Weddings

(41) · Newcastle NSW, Adelaide SA, Melbourne VIC, Brisbane QLD & Tasmania.

Posted: 28/07/2020

Hello!

Marty here from Little House Films :) Great question!

We would highly recommend having a video call with both videographers and get to know their personality, as they will be spending the entire day with you :) 

Also personally I probably wouldn't worry too much about the price if it is quite similar, this is a lifetime investment that will be shared with all of your family...possibly for generations to come :) Just good to keep that in mind I think!

Just throwing it out there as you haven't mentioned it...but I do think reviews are a big one! Maybe you could request to have a quick chat with previous brides of the day and get a feel for how they worked on the day?

Hope this helps and congrats on your marriage! 

Cheers Marty
Little House Films :) 

The Right Vibe

(4) · Victoria Wide

Posted: 22/06/2020

Find out WHO will actually be rocking up to film your wedding day. Do they sub contract out, will you meet with your videographer prior? You'll be with your videographer for the entire day so it's important to get to know who you'll be hanging alongside and that you share the same ethos as them.

Is there any additional charges and what are they? If for example you have booked a 8 hour package, but speeches run late - what are the extra charges. I know some studios that just leave half way through the reception if the time is up so you don't want that.

Do they license the music for your film? Using commercial music without proper licensing is actually illegal.

Do they have insurances/public liability/backup contingencies just incase the sky falls before your wedding day?

Is each one of their films unique or is it templated in the edit?

One Fun Thing

(3) · Victoria

Posted: 15/06/2020

Hi there!

If you haven't already met with them, maybe organise a catch up in person (or at least virtually) so you can see if you mesh with them on a personality level. You might find that one is more willing to make time for you than another and that can only be a good thing! Since a videographer will be around for a big chunk of your day, you really want someone you're comfortable with.

Good luck!

Rach & Ben - One Fun Thing Production House

onefunthing.com.au

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