- 10 years ago
- Wedding: August 2008
So my videographer, or should I say ex-videographer, got back to me last night about my canceling. He was really nice about it and this is what he said:
"I’m sorry to hear that your budget isn’t working out the way you planned. Before we agree to cancel services I’d like to know if there’s anyway we can work out a better price for you? I am certainly willing to be flexible if it’s to help out a couple genuinely in need. What is your new budget for photography? Otherwise, if you insist in canceling, I wish you and Mr S all the best."
Sper nice, right? So I went back over his packages and looked at them to figure out what – if anything, I didn’t need anymore and possibly still keep him.
Now if you’ll remember from yesterday I posted that I wanted to dump him because he was a budget add on, and we really need this cushion of money that we thought we could afford to use on him.
So here’s what I need help with:
I’m going to list his packages, and then you tell me what I should cut out where, and how much I should ask.
Truth it, I don’t have a budget – ithis is extra money, but if we spend it on the wedding it’s not there in case the recpetion goes over, my hair costs more, alterations are over budget….see what I mean?? Stuff that can happen.
Silver Package $950
-2 camera angles for 2 hours
-30 hours post prodution work
-4 DVDs including
Ceremoney (about 1 hour), Highlights (15 min) and a web video to e-mail to family and friends.
-2 Cameras for 8 hours
-60 hours post production
– 4 DVDs including theCeremony (1 hour) Highlights (20 min) Pre ceremony candid Footage (15 min) Music video set to fisrt song (5 min)
Now I don’t know if he’s really willing to work with me, and if I tell him my buget is $500 and see what he tells me (since I’ve already paid $250 I would only need to pay that much more) or if I just cancel since I don’t have a budget per say and I don’t want to be dishonest, really.
I need to answer him today so he can move on if he needs to and book the day for someone else.