If you ask my opinion about two things NOT to save money on while organizing a wedding, I’ll tell you: 1. Photographer; 2. Food. Cut on any other element but I urge you not to save on these two.
As time goes by many things will be forgotten, memories will eventually fade. No one will remember those fantastic pink king-size lilies that fragranced the whole room. You might not remember that super-fancy knife that you cut your wedding cake with. Or maybe even the wedding cake itself won’t seem as crucial to you as it seems now. But photos will stay. Forever. Good or bad – they will be a silent reminder of the day when you became Husband and Wife. And if you make a mistake, the damage will be irreparable. There are ways to stay within budget. But photographer and food are the two sacred cows that just ought to be respected. I will tell you more about food in another post. Since this one is about photography, let’s stick to the topic.
Finding the right one for you is not easy so allow sufficient time for research. I suggest start looking up to 18 months before the wedding. Make a list of 3-4 photographers that you especially like and contact them asap. Then book. Trust me, real professionals get fully booked very fast – especially during high wedding seasons.