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Yep, I agree wholeheartedly. The client is getting a steal anytime they book a sub-$3k package. It’s a pity that so many couples don’t see it that way.
I love doing weddings, but I’ve thought of getting out of it specifically because of the low perceived value. Recently, theweddingreport.com stated that 81 percent of brides hire a photog, and only 37 percent hire vidoegraphers. And when you think about it, most of those folks probably “had to” hire a photog, and only hired a videographer because they were convinced that it’s a good idea.
Sometimes I wonder why I do them, really. I mean, I have to convince the bride that Uncle Vinny can’t do a better job than I can, only to have them try and haggle over a price that’s already half of what I’m worth. Finally, the event comes, and instead of a weekend relaxing I find myself chasing bridesmaids and rescuing receptions from lousy DJ’s (it’s really happened!).
I love doing them though. I’m not sure why, but I do love them. 🙂