(Closed) Wedding Videographer — Passed Due Date for Wedding Film

posted 5 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
1571 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are still waiting for our video as well. I know our videographer has a lot of clients (sometimes shooting three weddings in a weekend), so I’m kind of just cutting him some slack and waiting it out. We do not have to pay our final installment (which is a considerable portion of his whole fee), so I don’t feel as though we have been taken advantage of.

I do hope you receive your video soon!

Post # 4
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@csperry2:  that would greatly upset me too! It’s not your fault that your videographer overbooked himself. My wedding was only two weeks ago and I’m so antsy about seeing my wedding video! My video was my splurge item.


Does he have a weddingwire/the knot page? When I had troubles with one of my wedding vendors I  made a subtle comment about being an avid reviewer on The Knot and I did see a change.



Post # 5
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

That’s insane! Does your contract say you’ll get the video within six months? He can’t put things in his contract/give you a date of when to expect the video by, then act like you’re unreasonable for expecting him to hold up his end of the deal after you’ve paid a significant amount of money!


First of all, I would get the raw footage from him – that way you can get it edited by someone else if things get nasty and he ends up not finishing your video or doesn’t do a great job. Which kind of leads to problem number two…I’d be very angry, and if he is going against his contract you could definitely take him to small claims court, or contact the BBB…but you risk him doing a shoddy job on your video or not completing it at all.


Post # 6
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ugh, that is so unfair! It’s not your guys’ fault that he didn’t pay attention to his own schedule. If it’s in your contract, I would threaten taking him to court. You can usually have an attorney write out a letter saying that “X,y,z” will happen unless he delivers your final product (a GOOD final product) that you paid for. 

I’m so sorry that you’re dealing with this, honey! 

Post # 7
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@csperry2:  I’d be really annoyed. It is really irrelevant that he is working on June weddings just now, the date he said you’d get it on has now passed. Saying that I don’t really know hat you can do about it, complain too much and he might not make it as nice, maybe wait till you get it and then try get some money back for breach of contract? Hope you don’t have to wait too long for it tho : (

Post # 8
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My sister’s video took a year, if that’s any consolation. They do take time. His response is a bit unprofessional, but it sounds as though he has a few videos to get to before yours.  You can take legal action if you really want for breach of contract, but in my opinion wouldn’t be worth it but I’m not sue-happy.  I’d absolutely take the raw footage now though…just in case…

Post # 9
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t have any advice but I just gotta say that is a real bummer. It really sucks when these wedding vendors take on more work than they can handle and then make it seem like you are asking a lot to get the attention you deserve and paid for. Such a shame. At this point, what can you do other than wait?? He pretty much has your video footage hostage. 6 months seems like an extremely long time to wait for your video. But on the bright side, when you finally get to see it (years from now the way this videographer works), it’ll be fun to watch it because the wedding was so long ago that you will have forgotten everything and be anxious to see it.

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