Eloping is a new concept. Many couples who elope did not plan to elope when they first started planning their wedding. Some elopement videographers also offer their services for more traditional weddings. Don’t let us be an elopement blog that hinders you from reaching out to your dream Seattle wedding videographer. The following videographers are based in Washington State or work in Washington State full-time.
If you are planning an elopement with a videographer who is based in Seattle, then you should account for travel expenses in your elopement budget if you’re thinking about eloping at one of WA’s national parks.
Q&A For Your Washington Elopement Regarding Videographers
We put together some of the top questions we get from couples just like you when they are planning their elopement.
How Much Should You Spend on an Elopement Videographer?
Videographers in Washington will vary, depending on what you want and what they offer in their photography packages. In the PNW, you’ll find videographers charging from $1,250 – $7,000 for elopement coverage.
The main determining factor to the price is how many hours the videographer will be working with you both and where your location in WA is (this includes how far the location is from them initially PLUS how long it takes to get to the actual location when hiking). The more you want to cover, the higher the price.
Here are some examples:
- Commitment ceremony video at 1 location and video coverage after the ceremony – $1,250
- Elopement ceremony with loved ones plus video coverage adventuring 2 additional locations near the ceremony – $3,500
- Elopement ceremony in the mountains, coverage at multiple locations all day, and small video coverage the following day at a separate location. – $7,000
Keep in mind these are estimates and every videographer has their prices set.
Why are Elopement Videographers so Expensive and What’s Included in the Fee?
Elopement videographers are more hands-on and tend to wear more “hats” when compared to traditional wedding videographers. They also tend to work closely with elopement photographers in their elopement packages. When you’re meeting with your videographer, it’s important to ask, “What’s included in your Washington elopement package?”
Here are some items to go over during your meeting besides how long they are going to be with you taking photos:
- Travel expenses
- Location scouting
- Timeline planning
- Permit and leave no trace guidance
- Video(s) length
- Officiant and witness protocol
- Multi-day elopement adventure
- Inclusive packages with all vendors you’ll need
- Guidance for travel and accommodations
- GIFs and short video formats for social media
Keep in mind, that not all videographers will include everything in this list in their packages. Some of them might offer different tier options and some videographers may just offer traditional video coverage.
Do I Need More Than a Videographer for my Washington State Elopement?
This depends on what YOU want on your wedding day! If you want to have every moment of your adventure recorded to look back on, then hire a videographer. This is especially true for couples who want to re-watch their ceremony. You can also share this video with family and friends since you decided to have an intimate elopement ceremony.
With that being said, you can 100% outsource and hire more elopement vendors to help you. Even though you are eloping, you can still hire a wedding planner, officiant, photographer, florist… You can even “elope” at a wedding venue in Washington! The sky is the limit.
Explore our elopement directory to team up with a vendor in a different category OR ask your designated Washington photographer who they recommend.