How Much Should I Pay For a Wedding Videographer

You’re planning your wedding day and that is amazing! It’s such an exciting time in your life. These are the moments you’ll want to look back on over the years to relive your love story. A Wedding Videographer is one of the best ways to capture those moments that you want to preserve. But that, of course, leads most brides into a common question. How much does a Wedding Videographer cost in Erie PA  anyway? We’ve got the answers for you and then a little more. Let’s begin with what a Wedding Videographer will do for you.

Ceremony Videography cost
Ceremony Videography

What Does a Wedding Videographer Do?

I’m so glad you asked! I was hoping to talk to you about what a Wedding Videographer can do for you. And, why you should trust one to capture your memories. Besides the obvious role of videotaping your Wedding Day a professional Wedding Videographer is responsible for using their experience, training, and a whole lot of high tech gear. They do this to create magic out of what may feel like rushed chaos to you.

A pro will begin by getting to know you a bit before your wedding day. They’ll ask you questions about your personality, your love story, and what’s important to you on your wedding day. Our Video team used both online planning forms and mood boards to help them understand what your Wedding Vision is. That way they can make sure to capture your day in a way that reflects who you are. They will arrive at your location at least 2 hours before your shoot time begins to carefully setup and test every piece of equipment they’ll need to make your wedding film exactly what you want. In addition, they’ll set up and check lighting and camera angles. If you’ve hired them to record audio they’ll test those items too.

The average person hires a video team for 6-8 hours which usually covers everything from some getting ready or first look time to well after the essential moments of your reception such as first dance and cake cutting. After working an 8-10 hour day your team will pack up and say their goodbyes. That’s when the real work begins. Your videographer will now pour through 8-16 hours of raw footage (depending on how many shooters you had) to scrutinize each frame and select the best footage from your wedding day. After they’ve selected only the very best footage will they load it into professional editing software and begin the process of piecing together your most perfect story!! In the end you’ll have an outstanding 5-25 minute (the average length of a cinematic style wedding video) film of your wedding day! The editing process may take your wedding videographer 30-40 hours of hard work. All of these things go into how much a Wedding Videographer costs.

Wedding Videographer Cost
Wedding Ceremony Video
Wedding Reception Video

So, How Much Will This Cost?

Now that you know what a Wedding Videographer is going to do for you it’s reasonable that you’d want to know how much a Wedding Videographer costs.

According to a Wedding Wire article (found here) most couples spend between $1,000-$2,500 on a Wedding Videographer for basic service with premium services costing as much as $3,900 or more. The average cost is $1,800. We checked with The Knot as well. They agree that the average is $1,800. What a pro charges is largely based on their personal experience, their talent, and the amount of equipment they have invested in.

It’s safe to say if you’re looking into a videographer for less than $1,000 you are hiring a beginner or amatuer who shoots by themselves. If you are looking in the price range of $1,000-$2,500 you are most likely looking at a Videographer with a few more years under their belt who has been able to invest in more trustworthy equipment. Most likely, this videographer will come with a second shooter to ensure they capture every important aspect of your day.

However, if you’re intent on hiring a Wedding Videographer team in Erie, PA who you can trust to bring years of experience, quality equipment, and deliver results that you will look back on for years with no regrets, you’ll want to find a team on the higher end of this price range. It’s essential to understand the difference so you can budget according to what’s important to you.

On a final note, I also did a little searching for real statistics in Erie PA and the average person can expect to spend at least $2,000 for wedding videography. With Wedding Videography being the most realistic way to preserve your memories, don’t you want to know you can trust your professional to capture every moment using experience and high quality equipment? You can find out about our Wedding Videographer Cost by clicking the button below. 

Other Services by Erie Wedding & Event Services

Did you know that Erie Videography is part of a larger company offering every entertainment & perservation service you need for your Wedding or Special Event? We work together as a team to help Create & Capture YOUR Unique Memories. Please check out our other services and find out how to save on your wedding day by bundling services together. 

Wedding Planning

Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding can be one of the most emotional and stressful times of your life. There are so many little details to remember from invitations (How do you even word those?) to planning the timeline for your day. That’s where we come in. We’re here to turn your Wedding Vision into a wonderful reality.

Wedding and Portrait Photography


Erie Photography offers everything from Wedding & Event Photography to portrait sessions like newborn, senior pictures, headshots and more. We are there to capture every pivotal moment of your life. Becasue these moments added together write the story of you, we’ll be there to document them.

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Disc Jockey

A fantastic DJ does so much more than play music. Imagine your event is a clock. Your DJ is the gear that all other gears of your celebration rotate around. Without a professional Disc Jockey keeping everyone on pace and informed, the clock freezes. We’re here to help create your Unique Memories with flair. 

Photo Booth Rentals

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Nothing says fun and entertainment like a REAL Photo Booth Rental in Erie Pa. Our booth is the ONLY local photo booth that is 150% customized for your event and uses real photo booth technology. Meaning, our booth prints out a personalized strip in less than 10 seconds. Create and capture some memories!

Ready to Book?

Now that you know a little more about what a Wedding Videographer does, how much they cost and why they charge what they do, are you ready to reserve your date? We’d love to talk with you about how our video team will work alongside you to create a Wedding Highlight Film that perfectly expresses who you are as a couple. We want to tell your love story to share with friends, family, and maybe someday your own children! Please reach out and set up a time to talk to us about how we can help you Create & Capture YOUR Unique Wedding Experience!