When Should You Book Your Wedding Videographer
First and foremost, you need to decide how important videography is to you. Do you want a wedding film that captures the unique personalities and qualities of you and your fiancé? Do you want a film that will be cinematic, engaging and fun to watch? Or would you prefer just a video that captures the day? Remember, your wedding video is something that you can watch over and over again and something that you can show to your children. So why not inquire early so that you can make sure you are choosing the company that can produce an amazing film for you.
People will book fairly early in the planning process to guarantee that the vendor will be available.
There have been brides reach out to videographers before they even have a venue! Couples will inquire extremely close to their wedding day for many reasons. Maybe they didn’t want a wedding video, but then they saw a friend’s wedding film. Maybe they didn’t have the money or didn’t budget for a videographer, but last minute after they realized they had some extra cash left over. Or maybe a gracious family member decided to pay for a videographer as a gift to you. Whatever the reason, most couples don’t think about videography until it’s too late.
Don’t be surprised if majority of the companies come back to you saying that they are already booked.
Within six months of your wedding, your selection of available videographers becomes very slim. You might end up with a company that doesn’t mesh with your creativity and personality. But they are the only available company so you really don’t have a choice. If having an amazing video is something that means a lot to you, I suggest booking a videographer simultaneously with your photographer. Photo and video go hand in hand. They are both the only tangible things you take away from your wedding day. The flowers die, the venue is redecorated, the wedding dress hangs in your closet never to be worn again, but your photos and your video last forever. If you really want to have a wide range of videographers, styles, etc. to choose from, I recommend booking about a year out. Or when you book your photographer, the next vendor you book should be your videographer.