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Wedding Videography Statistics 2022

All the latest statistics for the wedding video industry, all in one place.

Wedding Videography Statistics 2022

What has been one HUGE trend in weddings in the past several years?


Yes, wedding videos have existed for a long time, but in the past several years, they have greatly increased in popularity.

In fact, 98% of brides recommend video as something brides-to-be should consider for their wedding (see sources below).

Let’s take a look at a few key statistics for wedding videography.

Quick statistics

  • In 2018, 63% of couples hired a wedding videographer, while 37% did not. From those who did not, 94% regretted their decision.
  • 98% of brides recommend videography to other couples
  • Before getting married, about 50% of brides considered wedding videography to be a top-10 expense, but after the wedding, that number climbed to 75%.
  • The average cost of wedding videographers was $1900 last year, compared to $2500 for photographers.
  • Wedding videographers tend to cost, on average, about $300-500 less than photographers.

Sources: WEVA, Wedding Photography and Films

Wedding Video Costs

One of the primary considerations for most brides who are considering a videographer, is cost. How much do you charge? What are the various package options? Is tipping a standard practice?

Here are some statistics regarding pricing for wedding videography:

  • The average cost of a wedding videographer is between $1446-$1910.
  • From 2017 to 2019, the average cost of a videographer according to weddingwire stayed the same at $1800.
  • According to theKnot, based on over 15,000 couples who got married last year, the average cost for wedding video was $1900.
  • Wedding videographers tend to cost, on average, about $300-500 less than photographers.
  • theKnot reports the average cost for wedding video at $600 less than wedding photography, which averages at $2500.
  • Tipping: it is not standard practice to tip either a videographer or a photographer.

Sources: WeddingStats, Wedding Photography and Films, theKnot, theKnot, weddingwire

How many people hire a videographer? While there seem to be mixed opinions pre-wedding, most brides who didn’t hire a videographer tend to wish they had. You can find many stories such as this one and this list of wedding regrets to show that this seems to be a trend.

  • Millennials were the most likely generation to hire a wedding videographer in 2021, at 42%.
  • According to Forbes, in 2015, 1 in 3 couples hired a wedding videographer.
  • In 2018, that number was 63% according to The Wedding Report.
  • After the wedding, 98% of brides recommend videography to other couples.
  • According to weddingwire, 43% of videographers offer drone footage.

Sources: Forbes, Wedding Photography and Films, weddingwire


This year is sure to be a popular year for weddings. For 2022, theKnot expects 2.6 million weddings — up from 2.2 million per year before the pandemic. The projected surge of weddings this year is even creating a vendor shortage issue in some areas.

Whether you are a bride- or groom-to-be, vendor, or wedding attendee this year — 2022 is sure to be an exciting ride for the wedding industry.

James Trent
About the Author

James Trent

With over 10 years experience in cinematic wedding video production, James has a passion for capturing moments and creating an artistic, meaningful final product.

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