Since most wedding filmmakers are freelancers and small businesses, you’ll get an array of prices but hopefully I can steer you in the direction of what the norm is if you’re still unsure about what you should pay for videography: in a recent poll of 5,000+ videographers in a worldwide wedding filmmakers group I’m in, the most common price range of their work was $2,000-$4,000. This is for work that is storydriven, curated, crafted and then given the artistic attention a wedding film should have. Other ends of the spectrum were filmmakers who’s niche is luxury or high end weddings averaging $5,000+ for their work versus filmmakers still building their portfolio and honing in on their comfort & skills offering work at $1,000-1,500.
See where wedding videography falls on your priority list and take it from there. For us, wedding videography was in our Top 3 priorities when we planned a wedding, and while we had a small intimate wedding, we still invested a good chunk of our budget on photo & video. If you’re reading this, you might feel the same.