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How to Save Money on Wedding Photography Packages

Weddings are pretty expensive. There is no doubt about it. It's easy to break the budget when you're planning. One thing that you don't want to do without is photographs. The photographs will be something that you can look back on to remember this wonderful day. Photos provide you with amazing mementos. Fortunately, wedding photographers have wedding photography packages to cater for almost any budget. If you're looking to save money on wedding photography prices, there are some things that you can do.


The first thing that you must do is know what your budget is. Once you determine your budget, make it a point to stick to it. It can be easy to go for larger packages than you cannot afford if you're not clear on how much you can afford to spend.

Fewer hours

Don't hire the photographer for the entire wedding and reception. The fewer the hours that you hire the photographer, the cheaper the cost. You can ask friends and family members to take photos for you during the time when the professional photographer won't be available.

  • You may want to hire the photographer for just the ceremony, since this is the main event of the day.

  • If you can afford it, have the photographer there for the ceremony and part of the reception.

  • Not much is going on during the last few hours of the reception, so let friends take over.


You can save money by getting digital photographs. Having actual photos and an album can really bring the cost up. Once you receive the digital photos, you can have them printed out and make your own wedding album. This works out to be much less expensive.

Book well in advance

You may find that the closer the wedding date gets, the more expensive the photographer is. When you book early, you may be able to take advantage of discounts that are offered. When you wait, you should expect to pay more.

You don't have to do without professional photos just because you're on a tight budget. You just have to know how to save wherever possible. Begin shopping around for your photographer early on in the process. Make sure that the photographer you choose fits your budget. Get the price down by opting for digital photographs and hiring the photographer for fewer hours. Doing these things should enable you to get the price down so that it's within your budget.

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