How much does a wedding video cost?
It’s a question we get asked by our couples, usually right out of the gate. It’s a completely normal question. Most people have no idea what goes into one of our wedding films. We love what we do and put an immense amount of effort into each film we create. We take pride in doing things with excellence. There are other wedding video companies that will certainly make a wedding video for less, and, there are multiple companies who charge significantly more than we do.
When considering the cost and ultimately how much you are going to spend on your wedding video, it’s important to consider a few questions internally and be sure you know how to answer them. We stress that it’s crucial that you and your fiancee need to be on the same page about the total costs of your wedding and be ok with how much you are spending. You don’t HAVE to spend a lot of money to have an amazing wedding and more importantly – a thriving marriage. If you aren’t able to openly talk about money now, you’re asking for trouble down the road. Communication is key.
How much do you think a wedding should cost?
It’s a question that has a different answer for just about everyone. We have had couples tell us that our fees represented 75% of their overall budget. By contrast, we have been a part of weddings for couples who will book our top package and it might not reflect 5% of the overall budget. It really is different for everyone and there is no science to it. The weddings we have been honoured to be a part of range in price from $40,000 all the way up to $500,000. As an example, a traditional Indian wedding with 500+ Guests could easily run up a bill of nearly $100,000 just for catering!
When considering the cost of your wedding, it’s a good idea to think about value. The amount of money you spend on your wedding will bring you different levels of satisfaction and ultimately value. The chair covers, reception hall up-lighting, rehearsal dinner, antipasti bar, nine-piece live band, party-bus limo, matching brides-maids bracelets, trip to Tahiti etc. will all provide you varying degrees of value. Each item has a price tag and it’s important that you prioritize what matters most to you.
What’s important for you as a couple?
Everyone has a slightly different reason for wanting to get married and when they think about their wedding, each one looks a little different. (That’s much harder to say now with Pinterest- but you get the point!) At Honey & Dear, we believe both photography and cinematography are two categories that are worth investing in because they will last. You have to return the chair covers at the end of the night 😉
It’s Your Wedding!
We have been doing this since 2007 and with the experience we’ve gained from filming over 200 weddings, we’ve designed our pricing understanding what most of the couples we’ve served before you have asked for and what they have told us is important to them. You can read more about what we do by visiting our Products page.
At the end of the day, decide your budget first, focus in on your priorities second and finally make decisions based on research paired with personal referrals and you should be in good shape!