Videography FAQ

+ Why should I work with The Wedding Collective for my videography services?

Experience. The Wedding Collective is your source for finding and booking experienced, local wedding pros! Selecting a videographer that makes you feel comfortable and confident on your most important day is critical. We have done the work for you by bringing together talented videographers, with varying styles and backgrounds, in one place for you to choose from. We also provide instant access to the local videographer of your choice, allowing you to get to know them throughout the planning process. To learn more about The Wedding Collective, click here.

+ Do I get to choose my own videographer?

Yes! Our team can assist you in the selection process or you can go it alone...but we are here to help! To begin, review profiles of our local videographers by clicking here.

+ If I don't want to choose my own videographer, can you assign one?

We would be happy to choose one of our local videography professionals to serve you. After reservation, you will fill out a personalized profile that will assist us in selecting the perfect videography match based on your artistic and sytle preferences. Your videographer will be assigned within 14 days; this will allow you to get to know your videographer and have them assist in the planning if needed.

+ How are 2nd Shooters selected?

Your Wedding Collective videographer will provide a 2nd shooter of their choice to assist them. This is important because they will select and work with someone who understands their style, process, and have chemistry to deliver a great experience for you on your wedding day.

+ Will my videographer edit their own videos?

Yes, your videographer will edit their own videos. We prefer this over outsourcing or having hired staff to edit the videos like most companies, as it is the only way to capture the videographers unique style and intent with each scene.

+ How much input do I have in the final product?

We will gladly incorporate any preferences you have into your video productions, however, relying on the videography professional and their experience to deliver the best final product.

+ Can I choose the song on my highlights film?

Yes, however, please consider that some videos may not be able to be shared on social media if a music license is not purchased. We prefer to license music to avoid this issue, and your videographer will select a song that fits the your personality.

+ When is my final payment due?

Final payments are due 10 days prior, however you can make payments at any time via your planning account!

+ How are emergencies handled?

All of our local pros are contractually and ethically obligated to serve you at your event and do everything within their power to avoid emergencies. However, if something were to go amiss, each individual videographer is required to have a backup or on-call professional to step in should it be needed. Videographers that are a part of The Wedding Collective are also required to have replacement equipment for all critical pieces of their gear. We take pride in the measures we have in place to ensure our client's peace of mind.

+ Are you insured?

Yes. Each individual wedding pro is required to carry a minimum of $1,000,000 in liability coverage. The Wedding Collective carries an additional umbrella policy of $2,000,000 in coverage. We will gladly provide a copy of our policy to your venue if requested.

+ I have a list of shots or moments I want to include. Can you accommodate?

Absolutely. We are more than happy to ensure every must have shot is taken at your wedding. You can even plan for and request more specific shots via your planning account so we don't miss a single moment.

+ Do you video more than just weddings?

Heck yes! Our local videographers love shooting at any type of event including corporate, school, family, newborn or any other private event.

+ Where can I view portfolios of the local videographers with The Wedding Collective?

Within each local videographers profile are sample videos from their recent weddings. These galleries contain a diverse amount of videos that will give you an idea for their style and artistic vision. Want to see more? Schedule a consultation with the videographers you are interested in.

+ Have you been to my venue before?

Most likely, yes! Our local pros have been to most every location and venue within the twin cities over the years. The Wedding Collective even has preferred status at a number of venues in town, so you can rest assured we know how to make the best of your wedding day!

+ When can I expect to have my video back?

Our turnaround time is six to eight weeks, but hopefully earlier depending on your videographer's schedule. You will receive your highlights video link early, and the USB drive or DVDs will be shipped separately.

+ Does The Wedding Collective cover videography licenses for photo locations that require them?

There are very few locations in the Twin Cities that require videography licenses. Those locations tend to be VERY busy and offer little opportunity to capture everything in an intimate and professional way. The Wedding Collective offers tons of great alternatives and unique locations to photograph at in lieu of paying for licenses at a crowded location. We are happy to work with you to find the best places that are completely free!

+ Do you provide the raw video?

Yes, we can provide a USB drive with the raw unedited video for an additional fee.