Here are a couple of tips that may help you save some cash!
- Consider hiring a professional photographer for the formal shots of your ceremony only.
- Place disposable cameras on the reception tables for guests to capture candid moments.
- For best results, book your photographer at least nine (9) months before the wedding.
- Try to negotiate at least one free parents' album with the purchase of the bride and groom's album.
- Though you shouldn’t trust your wedding photography to just anyone, ask friends if they know of a pro who does weddings part time. A photographer who has other sources of income, can usually afford to charge less.
- Lessen photography cost. Schedule toasts, cake cutting, and bouquet toss for soon after dinner so the photographer can capture moments and leave.
- Getting prints of every image is expensive. Ask photographer if instead of getting hundreds of images in proof, you can select maybe two hundred.
- Hire an associate photographer. Many pros have photographers working under them who they contract out for a discounted rate.
- See if a professional videographer will edit amateur footage.
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Sources: Nebraska Wedding Guide and wedspace.com