When it comes to wedding photography we would always say to maximise your budget as best you can, so you can get the best photographer you can afford. While everyone will have a different budget we have put together 5 ways you could help save money on your wedding photography.
1. Find someone in your Budget
If you have a budget of £650 don’t expect to get a stunning photographer who regularly charges £1200. Find photographers whom are within your price range, maximise your budget so you can get the best you can.
2. Book Early
You will find some photographers whom offer discounts for early bookings, so do ask to see. It is also good to book the photography as soon as possible too, ensuring they can do your date as the good photographers will get booked up and will be taking bookings a couple of years in advance.
Some photographers will offer discounts for mid-week weddings, or off season weddings in November, January and February which are less popular months.
3. Reduce the coverage
You may have found the perfect wedding photographer but they are a little out of your budget, one way to make this achievable could be to book them for less time, perhaps instead of the whole day they are not there when you are getting ready but start at the ceremony and finish once you cut the cake. You could have your guests take photos by placing disposable cameras on the tables during your reception.
Less time there will mean less photos, and less processing time overall. The less time you require a professional photographer, the less money you’ll pay.
4. Go Digital
Another way to reuse the cost is to ask about a digital package where the images are supplied on a disc or downloaded, with the rights to allow you to reprint them. This allows you to print as many as you wish for friends and family using a less expensive online service.
When money allows you could then get an album put together and printed if you wish.
Some wedding photographers may offer a referral scheme which may allow you to make some money back by recommending your photography to friends and family. If you go for a digital package then this may help to get a discount if you wish them to put together a wedding album for you at a later date.
How Not to Save Money
There maybe other ways you think you can save money, such as asking a friend or family member to capture your big day. This will certainly save you some money, however we have wrote an article on why you should hire a professional wedding photographer which we hope will make you think twice before going down this route.
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