Should Wedding Videography Be Expensive?

There are many reasons why videography is important at your wedding. It can capture moments that you miss at the moment, it can help you relive your favourite memories, and it’s a way to show off those dance moves! Wedding videography isn’t cheap, though, so we wanted to talk about whether or not it should be considered an essential part of your budget. 

One reason for considering the video is that there will be parts of the day where all eyes are on other people: the bride with her dad while walking down the aisle, the groom waiting at the altar and then when he sees his bride walkthrough…you’ll never forget these moments if they’re captured by professionals. 

Wedding videography is a service that many couples are considering for their wedding day, but not all of them think it should be expensive. However, there are some factors to consider when determining the cost of your video, such as how long the coverage will be and what type of equipment you’ll need. 

Some people consider a shorter time frame with fewer hours worthless money, while others believe that more footage equals better quality. The type and number of cameras used also determines the cost. Certain types have higher costs than others do, so if you want to capture moments in every direction, this can make an impact on your budget. Equipment like drones or jibs can add to the price tag too!

Creativity, Skills and Talent

Equipment may be the most obvious reason for videography’s high cost, but a video is not just about expensive cameras and lenses. It takes creativity, skill, talent- all of these things that go into producing your wedding film.

Don’t overlook other aspects important to making an excellent video like experience and credibility – when you hire someone with both those qualities in abundance, and it costs more than equipment alone, this makes sense because what can top off the line gear?


It’s not just the day of your wedding that is important when making a video. You also have to plan for pre-and post-production with your videographer, which involves talking about what you want in advance so everyone knows exactly how things should go on the big day. The research needed includes coming up with content ideas and planning everything from lighting choices to time constraints – all before anything has even happened!

Post-production is the final step in video production that fine-tunes and weaves together raw footage with music, effects, interviews, narration. Post-prod can be a long process because it takes time to carefully go through all of your raw footage and edit it into an excellent piece for you. This means not only do videographers spend 14 days working on your video, but they also might need additional help from others to shoot or work on post-production as well!


As you have probably already known, the state-of-the-art equipment that the videographer has invested in is part of his fee. You are also paying for a top-notch camera, lighting system and other necessary gear to shoot your wedding video. These things can cost thousands of dollars, but technology is an important investment when it comes to improving quality; not only should they be insured, because there’s always something new coming out, so making sure their gear isn’t outdated or just overall safe will help them do better work!

Editing software

Editing software is an important investment for wedding videographers. It makes editing, adding sound effects, and creating stunning visuals much easier than before. Editing suites can also be expensive but worth the cost because they include premium editing software that helps create a final video product (such as changing audio levels or adjusting colours).


When looking for a videographer, it is important to keep in mind that the people who invest heavily in advertising usually have more faith and reliability. If your potential videographer advertises his services extensively, he can be trusted because even if they don’t get enough business from ads, there will still be work available. This type of advertisement doesn’t need to take place on expensive channels like TV or newspapers; instead, these advertisements could go up on blogs or social networking sites such as Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook etc., which all offer great quality!

A good videographer will be so invested in their work that they have marketing plans to get the word out about themselves. The advertising channels and methods are not too difficult for them, but rather a necessary component of being in business as all you need is someone who knows how to reach people with services or products.

Music Licenses

You want the music you use in your video to be legal and not just a song because if it is illegal, you can get into trouble with the law. You should know whether or not each of these songs is licensed before they will appear in your final cut for a production company. Ask the videographer about this issue, so there won’t be any problems later on down the line!

The investment you put into a professionally produced wedding video is worth every penny. When discussing what goes where with your videographer, make sure to ask about the breakdown of charges so that you know exactly how much money will go towards each aspect of the production process.

The Cowboy Factor

Filming a live event is not the same as photography because many factors need to be considered when filming. For example, you have to take care of things like framing and lighting, which photographers don’t usually do. Filming isn’t 24 times harder than taking pictures. Still, it’s significantly more difficult since capturing moments in motion can cause sound quality or stability problems, depending on how good your camera equipment is!

Filming a live event requires extra effort compared to regular photo-taking due especially for shots where movement comes into play – from balancing aperture changes while shooting in motion all the way up through dealing with interference from refresh rates across different areas at once!

It’s not that photography is easy, just easier. Photography doesn’t require much more than pressing a button and snapping a few pictures, whereas video shooting can be complicated with various factors to consider before filming starts. But the best thing about capturing real-time events on camera? You don’t need as much expensive equipment or software because you’re able to use your phone (or even automatically set up your camera) by simply pointing it at what needs recording!

When you hire a professional, they use professional gear and engage in a streamlined workflow to ensure that your project or event doesn’t disappear. That sound is recorded as well as the video itself. Next week, the final edit will be when you need it most because we know what’s important – peace of mind for everything captured on camera!

It’s a lot more work than you think.

When you’re hiring someone to make a video, much of the work they do is invisible. This can include equipment assembly and disassembly, and logging footage (loading it into the computer, labelling and checking each file). Importantly: reviewing clips editing re-editing colour grading rendering review export

Time is money, and it’s a lot of time! Creating any video takes tons of hours to edit, render, make changes. You need to think about so many things when editing the finished product; every action has an effect that can be seen throughout your final film – there are no quick edits or simple fixes. It might seem like videos shorter than 30 seconds take less time. Still, in reality, they often take longer because even changing one tiny thing requires re-rendering everything else just in case something went wrong with rendering new footage over old.

Editing can be a daunting task, time-consuming and tedious. It’s an art form that requires patience and skill to produce the best video possible for your audience. Getting it wrong often leaves your viewers disappointed with you or, worse yet – unengaged altogether!

The amount of work editing takes something I hope will become clearer after reading this article by one of our editors, who spends hours refining videos every day. Hence, they are perfect for each viewer’s experience.

Equipment is expensive

It can be difficult to create a filming kit, especially because it is an investment that doesn’t always pay off. There are many different elements you need for good footage which come at varied prices and qualities; the best way to find out what works with your budget is by exploring some of these options first hand.

A pro-filmmaking kit includes a camera, an editing computer with top of the line software and hardware. It also needs lenses, mic equipment, lighting gear for indoor or out settings. The list is endless, but each element costs money to buy and maintain and time practising to use it effectively on set – especially when you’re just starting, which most filmmakers today are not!

  • High-quality Lenses (600 euro up each, used).
  • Lens adapters (200 euro up).
  • Variable ND filters (100 euro up).
  • Camera cage (100 euro up).
  • Remote follow focus (150 euro up).
  • Gimble (750 euro up).
  • External multichannel sound recorders (500 euro up).
  • Wireless lav microphone kits (800 euro each).
  • The second camera, for multi-angle shoots (800 euro, used).
  • Monitor (200 euro up).
  • Matte Boxes (100 euro up).

The list goes on and on, and what’s more, it varies per job, meaning that one setup will not suffice for a varied workload.


Imagine if you’re on a plane to Thailand and, God forbid, as my mum likes to say, you have a heart attack. The call goes out for someone with medical experience–is there anyone on board who can help? In first-class, an off-duty doctor raises their hand and races back towards the economy cabin to quickly reach those affected by this event. It’s that person’s training (and more importantly, hands-on experience) that saved your life; it was not just any stethoscope or even the knowledge they gained through education alone but also from hands-on work like being camera operator/director of photography!

In my case, I’d been filming and editing web and short films for over a decade before turning professional. As an amateur filmmaker with experience in radio production, it’s the thousands of hours I’ve spent on set to offset shooting that you’re paying for when you hire me – not just my gear.

Freelance work

Videography, sound recording and editing are all freelance work. This means that the day rates charged have to support your living expenses while you look for more jobs as a videographer. Some days may be unpaid because of even qualified or popular videographers like yourself! It is similar to other freelancing professions in this way; however, it can also require higher pay than full-time jobs usually get paid at least theoretically (in practice, they often make less). Additionally, being compensated properly by professional companies becomes important when there’s little time available to do what could potentially bring in revenue on those free days where people will most likely want videos done but won’t necessarily pay enough money for them if not too many hours after their deadlines.

Additional Expenses

The other factors that can add to the cost of videography are additional staff, equipment rental and transport. These costs vary by event, but they mount up. Unfortunately, they’re often invisible because they are accounted for in initial quotes provided before you shoot with a client or artist. Sometimes these c, costs are swallowed to establish working relationships or ease an onerous burden – such sho artists or charities who need help funding their artworks/projects. It sounds obvious – but it bears repeating: You wouldn’t ask a photographer if he could do your portrait session without paying him beforehand!

Is it worth it to get a wedding videographer?

Couples new to wedding planning often ask why a videographer is necessary and if it’s worth the expense. A professional can capture every precious moment of your nuptials, making them easy for you to relive at any time – even decades from now! Watch this video showing how many fun weddings were in 1987:

Couples who are new to wedding planning often ask, “Is a videographer really necessary? Are they worth the cost?” You’ll be glad that you have someone there with an eye on capturing all those wonderful moments, so they’re not missed by either party (or lost!). Be sure to read my blog post about what couples should do before their big day because I also cover some other important points.

A wedding video is a great investment for any couple, no matter what their budget. So much time and money go into the planning of your big day that it may be difficult to find more ways to spend either on top of or in addition to all you’ve already put out there as far as expenses go. But think about this: one thing will always remain with you long after everything else has been forgotten. Those memories captured by a professional videographer at your ceremony and reception are something worth remembering forever!

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