- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I’m finally in the full swing of things with this wedding planning business (pats self on the back) – booked Ceremony Venue, Pastor, Reception Venue, Food, DJ, and just yesterday, photography! Also bought the dress! Now onto cinematographers…
So this is really just a “want” as opposed to a “need” (I mean, nothing wrong with using a handheld vid), but my sweet younger twin brothers will be donating $500 each as a wedding gift to go towards the cinematographer *pumps fist in air*
Now, in Toronto, the cinematographer to have is Still Motion, which charges an arm and a leg (like, a thousand bucks per minute of the video); and I’m just not down with that. We chose a friday wedding so we could avail of the wonderful discounts (plus I do shiftwork so the date didn’t matter so much). So, I google’d and kijiji’d cinematographers and I found Faithbooth http://torontoweddingvideographer.org/ which does pretty good videos too but not as outrageous a price. Shirley quoted me these prices:
For $2000: A six hours package includes morning preparations, ceremony, and park (or anywhere else you prefer).
For $2380: An eight hours package includes all the above plus first dancing, cake cutting and speeches whatever happen in the first 2 hours of the banquet.
For $2850: A twelve hours package includes everything from morning till the end of the day.
Taxes all inclusive, just need to count the cameramen as guests (adds another couple hundred eek). Which package do you think would be the best deal? Also, are we required to tip the cameramen, and if so, how much? I don’t really know the etiquette rules (yikes).
Thanks for the advice and comments!