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Saving Tips: Wedding Photography

Perfect photos! Gentle on your budget.

Wedding photographs are blooming important. They are one of the most special mementos that you have after your wedding. Your children will look through them and their children after them, let alone the many times you yourself will browse through remembering the best day of your life. While we think it is essential you choose the best professional you can find, we also maintain that there are still ways to save and stick to your budget, so here are our top tips:

Bridebook.co.uk- bride and groom standing in their wedding car
By Stephen Casey Photography

 

1) All wedding photographers tend to advertise a flat rate, which will normally be a few hours at a set fee. You can save money by asking them for their hourly rate and hiring them for a few hours instead. Bonus point: the time constraint will make you organised and efficient when posing for the wedding photographs!

2) Again, photographers tend to advertise set bundles, which will normally involve an album and a certain amount of printed images. Settle for the basic fee and make your own wedding album! You can always add extras if you have cash left or print some, or most of the wedding photographs yourself. Just make sure you have top quality paper available so the photos will last forever.

Bridebook.co.uk- bride standing on a bridge running over a lake
By Fiona Kelly

3) Find out if your desired photographer will offer a discount based on a referral. Word of mouth dominates the wedding industry, so this is often the case with a lot of professional photographers. Remember to always mention who it was that referred you in the first place!

4) Invest in buying the copyright of your wedding photographs. That way, they will be yours exclusively, which means you can print as many copies as you want and at a time when you have some extra cash.

5) Book as soon as you possibly can. Photographers will often have a discount for advanced bookings, which you can definitely utilise!

Bridebook.co.uk- bride and groom kiss under a starry sky
By Chris Giles Photography

Happy Snapping!

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