Average cost for a videographer

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

Our videographer is super talented and was only $999 for 8 hours, 3 dvds with full editing and highlights, 2 cameras for the ceremony, and 1 camera for the reception. Maybe I have just found a great deal, but your price quote sound s a little steep. I wouldn’t pay $1600 for the services that you listed, but then again, we are in different regions, and I’m sure that has a lot to do with it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I really searched some days long – the ones at first in the list when you google are so expensive…

But all the searching was worth it, I found a videographer, who:

  • stays 10 hours (one camera)
  • makes a 90 minutes DVD, with songs we pick as background music
  • puts everything he filmed in 10 hours on our external hard drive
  • we pick the effects (I don’t want too much)

He offered to come to our place and show us some videos he already made – and they were really good.

In the end I really made a great deal: 550 €!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

wow you guys got some good deals! Ours is $1,700 for 8 hours, 2 camera, one operator, HD video cameras, full editing and photo montage.  This is in the NY area.  The package is actually $2,400 but its through our already photographer so he gave us a good discount, thankfully!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ours is 13 hours of coverage, and 5 sets of DVD’s. The DVD sets will have the raw footage, edited copies, and chapter videos all in HD. We are paying $3,100

Post # 8
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Newbee

Ours is 10 hrs, 3 DVDs, 2 videographers, 3 cameras, $1250.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Ours is 8 hours, 3 DVDS with gift boxes, 2 cameras, 1 videographer, photo montage, music video & online hosting of the music video for $1250. this is in the NY area, but it was through our photographer

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

$1395 is a videographer, full unedited and edited versions, ceremony, cocktail & reception coverage, photo sessions, flashback sequence.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ours is $1500 for 6 hours, 2 videographers.  It’s expensive.  But the thing is, he is reputable in my city and frequently raved about on the boards that I just had to have him!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My venue only has one preferred/approved videographer and their cheapest package is $2900.  Now I can find another vendor but they have to submit paperwork to the venue and the venue has to approve them.  It’s very frustrating, especially since my  wedding is out of state and I can’t meet with vendors in person.  This particular videographer looks great, but they do cinematic style, and we want more of a documentary style, plus I’d like all the raw footage.  The film that this particular vendor gives you is the same length as the ceremony itself is going to be. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

hmm. I do video/tv as well. It takes a lot of time to film and edit. Base price is usually $1200 for a cheaper cideographer and the onese that do it film style on HD base is usually $3000. Some of you got some great deals!!!!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@shanibee – I totally understand the time to edit.  I’m thinking about asking the company if they offer an option where they just provide us all the raw footage for a lower rate.  The cinematic style isn’t really what we’re looking for.  When I told my fiance the price he was a bit shocked, and we actually joked about flying in some of his friends who work in film and renting a camera.  If we were getting married in LA where he lives, we’d totally go that route, but we’re getting married in Texas so it’s a bit trickier. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Can the NY brides send me these videographers’ contact info?  Thanks a bunch!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

My pal got a deal from My Beloved Weddings in NYC

* two video camers

* two photographers

* album & 100 thank you cards

* A large vinyl poster with their image to place before the reception

* 5 DVD’s

* Engagement shoot

Cost for all:  $3,000 (they usually charge $5,000 for this package)

Give them a call at 917 796 8499 do a search for my beloved wed and art

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