Planning a wedding is all about setting priorities and in my opinion, hiring a high quality photographer and videographer to document the day is at the top of the must-have list.
Wedding photographers and videographers are expensive. Couples can spend thousands for them. Here are a couple ways to document your wedding without going broke.
- Find a one-stop shop. Look for just one company when you go to hire a photographer and videographer. When hiring one company for photography and videography, they will often give you a break on pricing. But make sure to ask for a discount! The company might not voluntarily slash the bill so speak up.
- Negotiate the hours. I found that many wedding photographers and videographers base their pricing on a set number of hours per day. Instead of agreeing to a 12-hour day, ask if they can offer a reduced price for eight or six hours of work. You can also ask to document just the ceremony.
- Photo booth anyone? If you want to add a photo booth, why not do it yourself if you want to save money. Why not combine a DIY photo booth with a free photo-sharing app like WedPics? Make sure to create a sign with instructions for guests and go crazy with the props!
- Assign a hashtag. More and more couples are creating a hash tag for their wedding. This allows people to post photos from the wedding on Instagram using that hashtag. Check out this great post on A Practical Wedding blog about crowdsourcing your wedding photos on Instagram. But don’t just limit this to the actual wedding. Include the rehearsal dinner too.
- Get the bride’s point of view. What an interesting idea. I came across this article about a couple hiding a GoPro in the bride’s bouquet. Now this is a creative way to document the day!