How To Find Out What Kind Of Wedding Video Is Best For You

If you’re getting married, you’ve probably already started planning a lot of the details. You may have thoughts about what kind of cake to have or what color your wedding dress should be. But one thing that may not be as clear is how you want your wedding video to be created and presented. With so many options out there—from full-service professional studios to DIY videos shot on an iPhone—it can be confusing when it comes time to decide what kind of wedding video will best suit your needs, budget, and style preferences (not to mention the fact that there are tons of different types!).

In this post, I’ll cover some tips for figuring out which type of wedding video would work best for you and your partner on your big day: from budget considerations all the way through post-production editing techniques. By understanding what’s available and how each option works within its own parameters (for example: “how much does this cost?” or “can I edit everything myself?”), you’ll learn how best to narrow down all those choices so you can make sure that every penny spent goes towards something meaningful!

What kind of wedding video do you want?

  • Documentary style.

This is a traditional wedding video, with the photographer and videographer following you around as you prepare for your big day and then capturing all of the important moments during it.

  • Cinematic style

A cinematic film is more like an actual movie than a documentary; it’ll have fewer talking heads and more sweeping shots of scenery or beautiful people doing beautiful things (like dancing).

  • Short film

A short film tells its story through dramatic narrative rather than documentation; it may be shot in one location or multiple locations over time periods ranging from hours to days depending on what kind of story needs telling!

  • Hybrid style

This is where we get really creative! We’ll work with you to figure out exactly what suits both our styles best so that everyone involved ends up happy!!

How much are you okay with spending?

In your quest to determine the ideal wedding video for your big day, one crucial aspect to consider is your budget. Understanding how much you’re comfortable spending on your wedding video can play a significant role in guiding your decision-making process. The range of options and price points in the world of wedding videography is quite diverse, making it important to align your preferences with your budget.

The cost of a wedding video can vary considerably, with prices typically falling within the range of $3,000 to $6,000. It’s important to note that these costs reflect a variety of factors, including the duration and complexity of your video package.

For instance, the most common choice, the wedding highlight film, usually lasts about 5 to 6 minutes. The average price for this stand-alone film typically falls between $2,500 and $3,500. However, it’s important to be aware that this base cost typically covers the highlight film alone and may not include additional films like Full Ceremony Films and Toasts and Speeches films.

When exploring your options, consider your budget carefully and think about the type of video experience you envision for your wedding day. Are you content with a concise highlight film, or do you wish to include more detailed coverage of your ceremony and the heartfelt toasts and speeches from your loved ones? At this stage, your budget can help guide you towards the best wedding video package that aligns perfectly with your financial comfort and your desire for a beautifully captured wedding experience.

Where will the wedding be held?

Will the wedding be held at an indoor venue or an outdoor location? If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you may want to hire a videographer who uses drone technology. This will help capture aerial footage of your ceremony and reception, which can make for some truly stunning videos!

If you are planning on having an indoor event, then there are still many options available when it comes to choosing what kind of video production company is right for your needs. You might consider hiring someone who specializes in filming events like these because they have experience working with smaller spaces and tighter budgets than those typically found at outdoor venues.

It’s easy to get lost in the sea of wedding videographers out there. Just remember that by asking yourself these questions, you can narrow down your search and find the right one for your wedding!


Joshua Lona