What is your style and speciality?
If you have not read the article entitled The Style, we advise you do this as soon as possible. It is a misnomer to assume that all Wedding videos will be shot and edited in the same way, so make sure that the style you want is the style they offer.
What format can I get the video on?
Wedding videos produced on VHS video cassettes are still available, but are fading in popularity and will disappear altogether soon. DVD is the current market standard although High Definition is the future - take a look at our article entitled The Equipment for more information. Whatever medium you want your video on, ensure that the people you are speaking to can provide it.
How much will it cost?
Expect to pay around £500 to £1500 depending upon what is included in your package. The cost can vary dramatically and someone offering a service for a few hundred pounds may be providing a great deal, or may instead be giving you the bare bones. It is not sufficient to get a ballpark figure, instead ask for a fixed cost, clarity on what exactly is included, and how much extras will cost.
What time will you be filming on the day?
You know they are available on your day, but what times from and till? Not all videographers will appear at first light and leave at dusk so make sure you know just just when they will be around. Perhaps more importantly, find out when they will actually be filming – a cameraman who arrives at 9am but spends 2 hours setting up is not the same as someone who arrives at 10am but begins filming immediately!