How many times have you seen a price advertised on the high street that looks too good to be true only to find that the cost is exclusive of VAT. Don’t get stung again, and make sure that the price you are quoted includes the 17.5% for the taxman.
The base price you are quoted will probably be for a set amount of hours. If you require the videographer to work beyond these and outside of the normal 9-5 shift, then you can expect to incur additional costs. Be sure to find out what their normal hour and out-of-hour rates are.
As well as ‘hidden’ costs, additional 'optional extras’ can eat into the budget also, so find out about them as well up front:
One cameraman is norm, but many couples these days look to hire extra cameramen to cover the event. An extra cameraman can ensure that every aspect is captured and will really benefit the end product. Ask if this option is available, how much it will cost and make sure that you also factor in the relelvant ‘hidden costs’ (referred to earlier inthis article) into the equation.
Many videographers will include video editing in the price, but some will charge extra. Make sure you determine whether this is included and if so, how extensive the editing is. For example, is the addition of music dubbing and still photography included in the price? Read the small print and ask questions to check this out.
Additional copies of the Movie
Most videographers will include just one copy of the movie in with the price. But if for example, you are looking to purchase additional copies for both sets of parents, the Best Man and the Chief Bridesmaid and they are twenty five quid a shot each, then that’s £100 straight off. Make sure you get the price of extra copies up front.