Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Affordable Wedding Photography Ideas

By Julie Wong

Your wedding day can be the realisation of a long-held dream; you want everything to be just perfect - and why not - from your flowers to you dress and everything else in between. But, for most people, even though is is a very special day you will still have a budget target to work to. And when it comes to high-cost services such as wedding photography, staying focused on the budget target can be hard. However, with a little bit of research, forward thinking and planning, and a vibrant dose of flexibility, you will be able to keep within budget for sure to ensure you have an affordable wedding while creating the memories you deserve.

Finding affordable wedding photography at the price you can afford is achievable in a number of simple ways. So read on.

Start off with word of mouth and you will be on the right track. People always talk about good service. Talk to all your friends or work colleagues that have held wedding days similar in size and outline to what you are planning to determine what professional photographers worked successfully within their prepared pricing.

Check with your wedding reception venue. They will know many great professional. Within five minutes you could walk away with a list of twenty great companies to call.

Believe it or not, but using the services of a wedding planner can save you money. They are experienced professionals that will not only be able to purchase services at a reduced price, they will know the best individuals in the industry to use. At the end of the day, they often make their money on what they save in your budget so they have to keep within what you set.

But when it comes to inexpensive bridal photography, sometimes restricting the run and type services you need rather than choosing a low-priced photographer will help you stay within your budget - more is not always better and at the end of the day having high quality is better than high quantity. If you have your heart jet-set on a limited wedding photographer that works in a way you love, then compromise to get to the price that you need; perhaps have the photographer only shoot your ceremony and formal shots and then ask your guests to help take snaps throughout your reception to be accumulated into an album at a later date.

One really easy idea that is also fun too is to provide your guests with expendable cameras. This gives your guests more of a feeling of involvement and you will also receive a wide range of photos that would not be taken by a professional.

Another great and creative tip is to invite your friends to do part of the wedding preparations for you such as the flower display. Not only is this a great way to involve your friends you can ask them to not give bridal gifts but to do something else instead. And seeing many wedding gifts end up not being used then this can be a great idea. Instead your friends will likely be excited and delighted to be asked. This will enhance your marriage experience for everyone and spare you money.

In the end, inexpensive wedding photography is about creative thinking and flexibility, time and energy. Being prepared to work out of the box and think of small and often creative ways to save money, finally all those small steps will add up to big savings.

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1 comment:

Joseph Caron said...

ya I m realized that my wedding day, i m so existed that my deems are very beauty, actuality i m very happy.

thanks

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