How Much Does a Wedding Videographer Cost in Chicago?

That may be the first questions for some couples planning their wedding and the answer to that questions will generally determine the decision they make. The truth is, just like any service, prices can vary. It is very likely that with a Google search you can find wedding videography pricing from $500 up to $5000! So how do you know what to choose?!?

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What Determines the Price of Your Wedding Video?

  • Experience: Shooters who have been doing this for years generally come at a higher price but also provide peace of mind that your videographer will be well-prepared for your wedding.
  • Equipment: Cameras, lighting, audio equipment costs money and the value of that equipment can range from $1000-$10,000+ including multiple cameras, professional lenses, drones and more.
  • Availability: Some videographers like to cover weddings weekly, others monthly. The less availability will drive costs up but also assure that your videographer will have plenty of time allotted to your project.
  • Hours of Coverage: This is obvious. Most packages are around 10 hours but if more or less time is needed, price will change.
  • Inclusions: Covering your day is only a small portion of your wedding video price. The brunt of the work will come on the editing side. So the amount of final cut versions will play a role on the cost of your wedding video.

At I Do Video, we do our best of offer competitive wedding video prices, while maintaining a quality product. Leo, who offers more of a premium package which exclusive inclusions like teaser videos, social media packages, drone coverage, etc come at a higher price, starting at $2000. However, not all couples need those inclusions and are just looking for a beautiful wedding video. So for those options, Leo has hand-picked a variety of Chicago wedding videographers that he is more than happy to set you up with. Their prices can vary from $1000-$1750 and that will depend on the actual videographer and the amount of coverage needed.

Whether a package with Leo or one of his other shooters fit your needs, it is our goal to offer wedding video pricing that is worth every penny so we are always willing to customize the perfect package to give you everything you want at a price you are happy with.

5 Year Anniversary

Video is my passion. From flying my drone on a vacation to capturing a #GerardiParty, a camera is an extension of who I am and I use film to tell my story.

So when I covered my first wedding 5 years ago, it felt completely natural. Being able to capture such special moments and share them with my clients was something I knew I wanted to continue to do.

Still, I never thought it could grow to what it has become today. For that growth, I think my clients who have given me the opportunity to do what I love. 5 years in and their satisfaction is what inspires me to continue to do better, for many years to come!

Hiring a Destination Wedding Videographer

So you're getting married! Even better, you're planning a destination wedding! Congrats, this will be the most memorable experience of your life! But finding vendors at that tropical destination may not be easy. While some resorts and locations may offer a destination wedding video, you may not want to settle for that. Lucky for you, wedding videographers love to travel to tropical destinations too! So when hiring a destination wedding videographer, make sure to consider all your options!

Get the Best Destination Wedding Videographer

The benefit of hiring a travel videographer (ie one that is not local to your location) is that you are getting the best; someone that truly understands the essence of a wedding video and has the experience to back it up. Most local wedding videographers are not at the professional level as someone from the USA who does this for a living week in and week out. Another downfall of a local vendor is they will not generally have the professional level of equipment. Don't settle for convenience by hiring a local vendor and explore the pros of having a destination wedding videographer join you for your trip!

24/7 Destination Wedding Video

When you use a destination wedding videographer, you have someone that is strictly there to capture your celebration and are guaranteed to get all the coverage you need, not only on your wedding day but the whole vacations. From welcome parties to night outs, the possibilities of your wedding video are endless!

Top Benefits of Hiring a Destination Wedding Videographer

  • Full Coverage of your whole trip
  • Top-of-the-line equipment and technology
  • Experience of a profession videographer
  • Custom packages that fit exactly what you are looking for

So when you begin your search for a wedding videographer, don't limit your choices to your tropical destination.


Find a Videographer on WeddingWire

Planning a wedding is a lot of work. There are countless vendors to choose from for things like the cake, food, photographer and of course videographers. So, where do you start? Many couple find WeddingWire to be a great place to narrow down their choices. There you will find dozens of qualified wedding videographers in Chicago that you can browse from.

WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Videographer

I Do Video is thrilled to have been chosen as one of the top 5% of Chicago videographers based on the feedback from previous customers. We are honored to have received this award in 4 consecutive years.

Choose a Qualified Vendor

So whether you’re in need of a wedding videographer or a party bus and everything in between, check out WeddingWire to confirm that your vendor satisfies the standards that you deserve for your wedding day!

What’s a Teaser Video?

One item that is included in all video packages offered by Leo, is a “teaser video.” Now, some customers not exactly know what that is, so let me explain. The wedding teaser is a brief wedding video that will consist of short clips throughout the day, keeping it under a minute. This video is meant to be a first look for you, your friends and family to take a quick look back on that memorable day.

The best part about this wedding video, is that is it done, fast! Leo will produce this edited video in just a week or two. Client love seeing and sharing that special day, right away which makes this video perfect for that!

Take a look at a samples below!

Leo will also upload this video to Instagram so you can tag your favorite #wedding #hashtags. In addition, throughout the whole process, Leo will post clips to the @idovideobyleo Instagram to give everyone a behind the scenes look at you wedding day!

The teaser video as well as social integration is one of many items that make I Leo one of the highest rated Chicago wedding videographers! So if you’d like to learn about what else can be included, contact Leo today!