In this time of COVID-19, many couples are having to pare down their weddings to under 100 people or 50 people, depending on their local state guidelines. This means tiny weddings with often compressed budgets.
Professional wedding videographers charge $2,000+ and if you are hiring a seasoned professional with an artistic style or documentary style editing, you’ll pay $3,000-6,000, depending on destination, number of videographers, and the production level of the company. High end videographers for six figure weddings cost more, think $6,000-15,000.
Rather than take the risk of hiring an inexperienced videographer (read: cheap in a bad way) for $1,000-1,500, it might be better to engage your guests with capturing video clips.
The company WedIt will ship you five iPod touches to give out to guests at your wedding. You mail back the iTouches you’ll get back your choice of wedding video packages.
Wedit offers packages to suit shoestring and micro wedding video budgets
- Get all raw footage for $474 from five cameras.
- An edited 3-5 minute highlight video is only $698
- Full package with highlight video and 30-60 min video including vows and speeches – $824
In short, for under $1,000, you are getting your wedding filmed with five cameras and unlikely to miss a moment if your guests don’t imbibe too much. This pricing is as of September 2020. See their full pricing here.
I often recommend Wedit to couples who are excited to have a wedding video to capture their memories, but either cannot afford the wedding video of their dreams, or they only need their ceremony filmed, which is something companies do with low budget, cookie cutter packages. Mid range and high end production companies will not film ceremony-only coverage because we can’t take on tiny jobs to stay in business.