The 80's saw an in the wedding video market. Cheap VHS and Betamax machines (ask your grandparents!) meant couples could watch a movie of their big day months afterwards in the comfort of their own living room.
Now some twenty odd years on, whilst the technology may have changed, the popularity continues to soar.
The average cost is around £1000 for the hire of a videographer and receipt of the end product, although the cost, and quality, can and does vary vastly between different suppliers, so make sure that you donít just choose the first one you see. Whilst videography is popular, it has to be said that it is not one of the stock items on every coupleís planning list. The cost, the availability of high quality photographers, and the uncertainty as to how much use they will get out of a Wedding video can tend to put couples off. That said, for every married couple who doesnít mind that they don't have an official video of the day, there are ten others who regret not pushing the financial boat out that little bit further to get their hands on one.
So what exactly will you get for your money? Well you must read the small print of the contract in order to determine exactly what you will get for your cash as this does vary greatly, but on the whole you can expect the presence of a skilled and qualified videographer at your ceremony and your Reception, with a fully edited and professional movie supplied on the format of your choice. Sounds simple, but when you get stuck into it, your preference for the style and equipment must both be determined, as well as any extras that may be offered and it can get quite tricky.
Hopefully this article will have served as a good introduction to videography, but make sure that you check out The Style, The Equipment and the Extras & Hidden Costs articles if you really want to ensure that you to make the right decisions and avoid the dreaded video nasty!
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