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Do You Know the Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Photography?

Aug 18, 2007
You will need to take a lot of photos to capture all the sweet and happy moments in your wedding. However, wedding photography can also cost you quite a large amount of money. A survey reported by CNNMoney concluded that a couple can spend up to nearly USD2600.00 on wedding photography.

The above amount is estimated to be about 10 to 15 percent of the total wedding budget. As a result, you may want to save money on wedding photography so that the money saved can be used in other items such as your honeymoon. In fact, there are some ways to cut the cost for wedding photography without jeopardizing the notion of capturing the memorable moments in your wedding.

Let your friends and relatives take wedding photos for you

If you have relatives or friends whose hobby is taking photos, you can ask for their help to take the wedding photos for you. As I always say, they should be more than happy to help you because it is your wedding.

Usually I will advise couples to hire two photographers as a safty measure. And in the case that you ask your friends and relatives to take the wedding photos, you should also try to ask for at least two people to help. With two or more cameras, you can get your wedding photos even if one of them is broken during your wedding. This idea also applies if you will take videos in your wedding.

Let the photographers use digital camera

No matter you are asking your relatives and friends or hiring wedding photographers, it can be a good idea to use digital cameras instead of using traditional cameras that using films.

By using a digital camera, you do not need to develop the film and this already save you a portion of the budget. There will also be less waste because the photographers can preview the photos before printing, less waste here means a cut in budget.

Besides, you can request a photo CD or DVD which stores all your wedding photos in digital format. This has two advantages. First you can have one more media to store your photos instead of getting the prints only. And second you can use your computer to preview the photos first and decide which photos will be printed. This will certainly help to save some money on printing the photos.

Let your guests take the snapshots

You can put some disposal cameras on the reception table so that your guests can take them to take snapshots. Of course the technique of your guests to take photos may not be as good as your wedding photographer. However, on one hand it save you money because by doing this you do not need to hire a photographer for taking snapshots and on the other hand the photos will have special meaning because they are taken by your guests. The quality of the photos, in terms of the special meaning and memory, can never be achieved by a wedding photographer.
About the Author
Jerry Leung is a wedding invitation designer with great interest in Chinese Style Wedding cards. He Designs a lot of Unique Wedding Invitation. He runs A Wedding Blog and shares Wedding Tips
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