By: Alex Karas

A very common question or in some cases an afterthought is whether or not to hire a videographer for the wedding. Most brides-to-be do not realize that a wedding video is the only way to truly set foot back into the sights and sounds of that very special day. Well, of course your typical wedding videography salesperson will always try to sell you a video but they may not sell you the right video package.

Choosing the right wedding video package can be a very tough thing to choose considering most companies fill there packages with complex terms and loose ends to charge you later. Reputable companies will have completely transparent package listings that leave very little room for questions. Some things to look or ask for are:

  • What is the hourly rate?
  • Are there travel fees?
  • What is the exact edited length of my highlight video?
  • What happens is they go over the contracted editing time?
  • How many DVD copies will I be receiving?
  • Is there a back-up camera recording during the ceremony?
  • How long after the wedding do I have to wait after the wedding to get my DVDs?

Unfortunately, like everything else when shopping for wedding vendors customers need to be careful they are choosing reputable company who actually cares about serving them. Brides-to-be should recognize that the wedding is only one day and the wedding videographer she chooses must start to work for her on the day the contract is signed and not to stop working until the DVDs are complete with their satisfaction.

Alex Karas is a full-time wedding industry entrepreneur in Manahawkin, NJ. He is the owner/operator of a wedding services company, Enchanted Celebrations. To learn more about wedding planning and tips you can visit his website at or contact him directly at