Couples planning a wedding know how critical it is to find a vendor that is a good fit for them. Often, couples don't know what to look for or where to even start their search, especially when choosing your wedding videographer. The painstaking process can take months of searching, phone calls, and interviewing individuals and companies to find someone who is going to provide exactly what you're looking for.
When searching for a wedding videographer, there are many things to consider in the process. First, you should consider what style of wedding videography you prefer. The short-film style tends to be very hands-off from with your videographer where highlight moments are captured as they happen. The wedding short-films capture the best moments throughout the day and are edited into a format that is great for sharing online with family and friends. The documentary style is much more intensive and detailed focused.
Documentary videography typically requires a larger team of videographers, and will feature many more details of your big day. The documentary film will feature "chapters" of each part of the wedding day. Some couples prefer this, as it provides a glimpse into parts of the day that they didn't get to experience much of, like the cocktail hour and venue preparation. I've been told by many couples that in the rush of getting from one agenda item to the next, they don't get to fully enjoy portions of the day, but can relive those moments in their film.
I consider the most important part of the process to be finding a videographer who is a good match for you. Some of the things to consider while interviewing various vendors are personality, understanding of your specific wedding plans, and willing to go the extra mile for you and your spouse. If you're looking at a videographer who is local, be sure to meet in person before your wedding to ensure that they are on the same page as you.