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Mastering 2024: Trending tips for wedding videographers

Alongside planning your year with Wanderlust, we've gathered some key tips that will help you organize your business, taking into account the ebb and flow of wedding seasons:


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Trending tips for wedding videographers that will help you organize your business:


1-SEASONAL FORECASTING

Understand the peak wedding seasons in your area.

Allocate more resources during these high-demand periods, and use slower months for equipment maintenance, training, and creative projects. 

2-TIMELINE MANAGEMENT

For each project, establish a clear timeline from shooting to final delivery.

Build in buffer time for revisions and unexpected delays to ensure you always

meet your deadlines.

3-CLIENT BOOKING STRATEGIES

Open your booking calendar well in advance.

This not only helps your clients plan but also allows you to spread work evently throughout the year, avoiding last-minute rushes.

4-FINANCIAL PLANNING

Wedding post-production often has seasonal income variations.

Plan your finances accordingly, setting aside a portion of high-season earnings to cover expenses during slower months.

5-SKILL UPGRADATION AND TRAINING

Utilize the off-peak periods for upskilling.

Whether it's learning new software, attending workshops, or experimenting with new techniques, continuous learning keeps you ahead in the game.

6-NETWORKING AND MARKETING

Allocate time each year for marketing and networking.

Attending industry events, maintaining an active social media presence, and updating your portfolio are key to attracting new clients.

7-HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Last but not least, remember to schedule downtime.

Burnout is common in high-pressure industries, so make sure you have time for rest and relaxation, ensuring you're at your best for every project.

By staying organized and planning ahead, you can navigate through the year smoothly, ensuring both business success and personal well-being.


Trends 2024

Another key aspect of yearly organization is keeping an eye on trends, so you can tailor them to your service and stay competitive. The wedding market in 2024 is experiencing some unique trends and changes. Here are some important predictions and facts:


1-WEDDING STYLE EVOLUTION

Traditional large wedding parties are giving way to more intimate and meaningful guest experiences.

There's a trend towards neutral tones and elegant, nature-inspired details, with sustainability and social responsibility being important factors for couples.

2-DOCUMENTARY-STYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

In 2024, there's a growing emphasis on documentary-style photography and social content, with couples preferring candid moments over posed portraits.

This trend includes dedicated teams capturing and posting real-time event content. Additionally, wedding photographers are incorporating docu-style portraiture, encouraging guests to contribute candid shots with disposable and Polaroid cameras for a diverse range of imagery.

3-DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY AND SHOWS

Drone photography isn't new, but its popularity grows each year. Offering unique visual perspectives, especially for outdoor weddings, it's become a sought-after option. Many photographers and videographers include aerial shots in their packages, capturing memorable moments like the first kiss from above.

Alongside, drone shows are emerging as an innovative alternative to traditional fireworks, offering environmental benefits and customized choreography to reflect the couple's story.

4-FIRST IMPRESSION SAVE-THE-DATES

Save-the-dates aren’t always just to save the date. More couples view them as an opportunity to set the stage for their wedding season. Couples are getting creative and prioritizing that 'first impression’ save the date and invitations more than ever.

Additionally, some save the date invitations are taking a digital twist, with couples opting for video invitations to add an extra touch of excitement.

5-WEDDING CONTENT CREATORS

Wedding content creators started to enter the conversation in 2023, and they’re going to continue to make a splash in 2024.

These are an additional creative vendor to the classic photographer and videographer, and they are there exclusively to capture your wedding for social. They’ll create a reel that brings the candid moments to life, catching every one of the in-between moments that might not make it to film.

6-LIVE ART EVENTS AND PERSONILIZED GUEST EXPERIENCES

There's a trend towards live event art, such as artists painting during the wedding.

Couples are also prioritizing amazing guest experiences, such as providing shuttle services for large venues.

7-FINANCIAL CONIDERATIONS

The average cost of a wedding in 2024 has risen, with figures going above $30,000.

Couples are using technology like AI for planning, and are choosing off-peak dates and registering for cash funds to manage costs.

8-TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCE

A significant number of couples (86%) make decisions influenced by social media, and many are likely to use AI tools for wedding planning.

However, there is a trend towards phone-free weddings.

9-CHANGING SOCIETAL EXPECTATIONS

There is a movement towards challenging traditional societal expectations in weddings. 


With these trending tips for wedding videographers we are truly excited about the year ahead and the opportunity to work with you to create stunning wedding videos that will be treasured for a lifetime.



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