Unfortunately the cost of wedding photography is usually very costly, sometimes thousands of dollars. Every bride wants that perfect picture that captures that special day, but can not afford to pay through the roof for it. By following these few simple budgeting ideas you can save money on wedding photography.
Advertising for the right person
An excellent place to advertise is at a local college or university New photographers will cost a lot less and they will have new ideas and skills that they can use.
Save By Going Digital
Go digital rather then getting prints done. This will save you a profuse amount of money. Photographers now offer this as an alternative to choose from. Get a CD rather then prints and proofs of all your pictures. Online photo developers can be a lot cheaper so it is a good idea to look into them.
Create Your Own Album
Scrap booking is an excellent way to personalize all your pages. No one will know your wedding and guests like you do. Scrap booking your wedding photography is a great way to go through your pictures and reflect on the moments. You will enjoy creating your album and not only that but you will also save hundreds of dollars opposed to having your photographer design an album, and they may not include pictures that your friends sent you as well.
Watch the time
How long do you really need your photographer around you? Instead of having them come with you when you re getting your hair done, make up done, and dress sized just get them to come for the ceremony and a bit of the celebration afterwards. Your bridesmaids will be able to take the pictures of the preparation for you and you will be surprised how many other people will send you their copies as well.
Having disposable cameras at the reception is also an excellent idea. After everything is said and done all you have to do is drop them off at a photo development outlet, then go through the ones you really like and make larger prints for frames around your house. You will probably end up getting a few funny photos but a lot of wonderful ones as well. This will also give you a wide variety of pictures because your guests will be taking pictures of each other and not just at the bride and groom. Get each table of guest to write on the camera who was taking the photos so you can add the detail into your album.