Post # 1
FI and I are meeting with our videographer tomorrow to give him the deposit. The videographer’s are a team of two brothers. They are kind of pricey for the area so I’m assuming they mainly get wealthier (than us) clients. FI and I are 19 (20 when married) and I’m worried the videographers will meet up with us and see us for the first time and think we’re a joke or something because most of their clients and most people getting married are at least 22. I’m just worried it will be awkward when they realize how young we are. Opinon or advice??
NOTE: please do not even mention anything about how we need to wait til we are older to get married or we are being stupid or are making a mistake. We’ve heard it all and will be financially able to suppport ourselves by the time of the wedding.
Post # 3
I don’t see why age would be an issue..?
Just play hard ball. Make it seem like you and FI have met with other prospect videographers before and are trying to decide on one. Ask what sort of equipment they use, if they have insurance, if they “fade out” images… Let them know exactly what you expect and/or do not want. For example, FI and I didn’t want cheesy fade-outs.. we wanted a more movie-like quality to our video. Ask for their quote and tell them you were offered a better price somewhere else. Ask how many hours they cover. If you want prepping time to be documented, mention that too. Above all – Negotiate ..everything is negotiable!
Post # 4
@futuremrsbc: Age shouldn’t be a factor at all, In fact, I think it’s rude if they ask your age. I met with a videographer earlier this year and he thought I was18/19 (I’m 25 by the way). I didn’t think that was an appropriate comment or remotely professional at all, so I found someone else.
If they want your money, they need to work for it. Age is irrelevant
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Gables at Chadds Ford
Honestly, they shouldn’t even be asking how old you are! I’m 25 and I STILL feel like because I am young that people will want to take advantage of that. You guys are getting married because you know you want to be together- don’t let anyone ever undermine that for any reason. Go into all of your meetings confident, polite, and just be yourselves. If they ask how old you are, feel free to tell them so you can prove that age is not always a factor in how responsible people are…or DON’T tell them- it’s not their business if you don’t want it to be. People get treated the way they let people treat them. They will not treat you like a joke if you give them no reason to. Just be confident and they will see it! Good luck and congratulations!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
We were in a similar position when meeting with our photogs. They’re very pricey and honestly sometimes it did feel like they weren’t taking us as seriously because of our age. When they asked us how old we were it seemed like they didn’t think we would end up being real clients. Honestly though, the age thing + vendors gets easier over time. Just stand your ground and be very organized and prepared. If you act like you take yourselves seriously they’ll be more likely to act respectfully towards you and take you seriously (: