Expert advice about videography

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Q. We're looking for a videographer but we're not sure where to begin. Can you help?

A. Rachel Vine says: Think about the style of wedding you're having, and then looking to see if local videographers have filmed similar styles. If you're getting married in a church, are there examples of church weddings in their portfolios? It's important they are considerate of the service and won't be intrusive. Or are you having a tipi wedding reception with a festival vibe and wanting a film that captures all the fun? If so, look for a videographer who specialises in that.

Consider what you'd like the edited films to look like. Do you want the whole ceremony and speeches as well as highlights? I'm engaged myself, and when thinking about a videographer for our own wedding, we wrote down our criteria and then asked in wedding groups on Facebook for people to comment if they thought they matched it. In particular, we wanted a music video style that focused on highlights, our guests as well as us, clips timed to the beats and the ceremony, speeches and first dance in full. This helped us decide whether the videographers were right for us or not, and I'd recommend doing the same for all your suppliers.

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