“The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.” — Aldo Gucci
The above quote is an extremely potent and pertinent quote when it comes to wedding films.
So what is good value in relation to a wedding film? Is good value a cheap price that results in a poorly executed and assembled wedding video? Or is good value a fair price for a stunning wedding film, loaded with beautiful shots that capture the sights and sounds of the day?
It takes a lot more than a camera to execute a great wedding film. Many an amateur has fallen at the first fence when trying to shoot a wedding film for a friend or family member. Shooting a wedding film well takes more than having the right equipment. It takes an experience of shooting weddings. This experience is gained after shooting many weddings in many different scenarios.
There are many things to spend the wedding day budget on. Many of these things will not last longer than the wedding day and will soon fade from memory. The wedding film is a real lasting memento of the wedding day. A family heirloom to pass down from generation to generation. So when considering what to spend on a wedding film, remember that the wedding day is a unrepeatable event and the crew you entrust to capture your special day will have one chance to get it right.