If you’ve spoken to some videographers already, you will know that what they offer isn’t all the same.
Some will include things like digital editing in the price, others won’t, likewise with some you will get just one copy of your Wedding video whilst others may offer you 5 copies. It is important that you know in advance exactly what you are after and calculate a price factoring in all these elements in order to obtain the true cost. A videographer who on the surface looks to be offering their service for a mere £500 may well end up costing two or three times amount this when everything you are after is factored in!
To help you out, we have listed a number of extras to look out for when getting a quote. Some of the items listed below may be automatically added to the basic price that you’re quoted (travel expenses for example) whilst others are optional (additional movie copies), but you should know exactly what the final total is likely to be beforehand.
Let’s first take a look at the ‘hidden’ costs:
Videographers will need to travel to get your venue, but there is sometimes an additional cost to you to cover their mileage, especially if the venue is far from their offices. Expect them to charge either a flat fixed call-out fee or anywhere between 10p and 50p per mile.
Food and Beverage Expenses
If you are after the Videographer for the whole of, or even a substantial part of, the day then it is foolish to expect them to go without at least a sandwich and a cup of tea. Some may sort themselves out, but it is always a nice gesture to put a few pounds behind the bar for drinks and an extra plate on the buffet table to cater for them.