How to Save Money on Wedding Photos

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How to Save Money on Wedding Photos
You don’t get a “do-over” when it comes to wedding photos. But, that doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands of dollars to produce beautiful photos. Keep reading, to learn more about saving money on pictures for your big event.

Book the Photographer ASAP

Wedding photographers tend to keep busy schedules, especially during peak wedding seasons. Because of this, many of them offer discounts for booking your wedding well in advance. Once you’ve set your date, it’s ALWAYS best to book a photographer as soon as possible. Because your rate will be locked in, you’ll avoid paying more in the event the individual tries to charge more to keep up with rising costs.

Hire the Photographer for a Shorter Period

Many wedding photographers charge by the hour. So, hiring one for a shorter period of time means you’ll pay less. How do you manage this? Get all of the professional photography out of the way before you cut the cake. Then, ask a friend or family member (who takes great pictures) to take care of photos at the reception.

Skip the Expensive Album

There are all sorts of options available for displaying the photos taken at your wedding. Both albums and wall photo arrangements are two of the most popular methods to help you remember your special day. Whichever you choose, purchasing these supplies (albums, frames, mats, etc.) directly from your wedding photographer can prove to be pricey. Instead, visit your local craft store and buy what you need to make a display similar to those your photographer offers at a fraction of the price.

Buy Disposable Cameras

Disposable cameras are generally available for bulk purchase at party supply stores and online. Buy enough of them to place a few on each table at your reception. This way, guests can have fun snapping whatever photos they like. Once you get the film developed, you should have scads of great pictures to commemorate the day. Of course, these are the only ways to save money on wedding photos. These tips are meant to give you a good place to start. Chances are; the more thought you put into it, the less expensive it will turn out to be.
How to Save Money on Wedding Photos

4 Replies to “How to Save Money on Wedding Photos”

  1. sheltie says:

    Decide on the photographs you most want taken and list them. Get people organized so the photographs can be taken quickly and utilize the time that you have with the photographer.

    Some of the best money we spent on our wedding was for pictures because we have amazing pictures of family and friends that we can never recapture again. Some of those who are now passed are shown at their best and I really treasure those professional pictures.

    Recently received pictures from a family wedding with the first pictures we’ve had taken as a complete family (those remaining) in years. What an amazing gift.

  2. bianca says:

    Yes, booking asap is a great idea since a lot of vendors raise their prices every year

  3. Jen Morrow says:

    Professional photos are definitely worth paying for, the expensive photo album is not. Great tip to book the photographer for fewer hours, the key photos occur at the ceremony and beginning of the reception anyway.


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