Getting married in the upcoming months? Congratulations! Your wedding day should be one of the most memorable and special of your life. You’ll want to relive your big day for years into the future, and the best way to do that is through your wedding photos and your wedding video. However, not all wedding videographers are created equally. Before choosing one, you need to put a little thought into the process so you can make a solid choice.

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Here is how to find the best wedding videographer near you. 

Ask Your Circle for Recommendations 

If you have friends, family members, or colleagues who recently got married and used a wedding videographer, you can ask them whether or not they would recommend the company they used. If you know the person well enough, you can even ask to see their video so you can get a good idea of style and craftsmanship. 

Know What Style You Want 

Just like wedding photographers, videographers have their own types of style. For example, some may use a simple style that just documents the events of the day while others will add dramatic effects like angles and clips. There are actually five main types of styles when it comes to wedding videography: storytelling, cinematic, traditional, documentary, and vintage. Not sure what some of these styles are? Watch clips online so you can get a food feel for each. If you have an idea of the style you want, you can easily match that up with videographers who offer it. 

Ask Your Other Wedding Pros 

The wedding industry is a tight-knit one and many professionals work together on multiple events. If you’ve already chosen them, ask your photographer, wedding planner, or even your bridal shop for the names of videographers they would recommend

Do Some Online Research 

After you have names of a few pros, go online to find out more about them. Read reviews on Google, Yelp, and Facebook to see who has the most five-star reviews and what their past clients have to say about them. You can also go to their websites to learn more about their experience, style, and prices. 

Schedule Some In-Person Meetings

Can’t decide between several different wedding videographers? Schedule times to meet them in person so you can get a better idea of their personalities and passion for their occupations. During your meeting—which can also be done via Zoom or Facetime if the videographer isn’t local—ask about their experience, the best weddings they’ve filmed, and how they envision your event. You can also ask to see examples of other weddings they’ve shot and if they’ve ever shot a wedding at the venue where you will be getting married. 

Choosing the Best Wedding Videographer

Preserving the memories of your big day is a must. That’s why hiring the right photographer and wedding videographer is crucial. When you ask around for recommendations, do your own research, and meet your top candidates in person, you can make the best choice so you can enjoy the day’s activities and memories for years to come.