Five Things You Need to Know Before Your Videography Consultation
After you’ve fallen in love with our films and scanned through our package list, the next step is to schedule a phone, Skype or FaceTime appointment with one of our consultants.
Here are a few tips that will help you make the most of your 20-minute cinematography consultation.
1. This is a conversation; not a sales pitch.
Yes, during the appointment, the consultant will tell you about NST Pictures’ products, services, packages and pricing. But! This is really about YOUR day and what YOU want. We’ll talk about your day-of timeline and what is important to you two. Then we’ll suggest a package based on those details and our experience. As you chat, tell your consultant if her suggestions sound like they could work or if there’s something else that makes more sense. We’re not going to talk you into anything you don’t want or can’t afford—we’re here to help you understand our products, listen to your thoughts, give you expert advice and make this process easy on you!
2. Be rational.
Set your expectations in a sensible place before you start talking about wedding videography. Video may be more or less important to you than photography, but it still takes the same amount of crew on the day-of, high-quality equipment and editing time so you can expect pricing to be similar for both vendors.
3. Know that you may have to compromise.
By this time, you’ve probably noticed that wedding planning is FULL of compromises, whether it’s an unavailable vendor or a friend picking the same wedding date. Know your top two wedding videography priorities before you talk to us—is it covering the day in its entirety? Is it seeing you two getting ready before it all happens? Is it getting footage of the guests getting down until the last song plays? Is it having a short highlight film? Is it having a longer, more comprehensive film? Is price the very bottom line? Figure this out and tell us so we can steer you toward the package that makes the most sense.
4. If you’re ready to book, say so!
Wedding dates book up very quickly, especially if you’re getting married in the summer or fall. If you’re ready to book at the end of the conversation, ask your consultant for a contract. Bottom line: If you love it and the price seems right, don’t hesitate. If you wait too long, your date could get booked by someone else.
5. Be thorough when shopping around.
The biggest mistake we see is couples who shop around TOO much. They get confused with which company offered what or worse, compare pricing on products or services that are not of equal value. If you have any questions on why another company has more or less expensive packages and how they differ from us, ask us. We are experts and this if your first time so let us help you!
Don’t leave your wedding memories up to chance! If you’re ready to set up a phone consultation, choose a time to speak with a wedding consultant on our appointment calendar here! A consultation is the best way to find out which of our packages will fit best for your wedding day!