How To Budget Photos Right For Your Wedding
Is there anything more exciting than getting engaged? You have been proposed to by the love of your life, and there is no one else you can imagine spending the rest of your days with. Now that you two have determined that you are going to get married, the work begins: It’s time to actually plan your wedding.
For some people, getting married is easy. They have the money that’s required to hire a planner and a team to work with them in order to get the type of wedding that would be featured in the most coveted bridal magazines. The budget for these types of weddings tends to be exorbitant, yet the money is an afterthought for the happy couple. For the rest of us, however, the budget is one of the most important elements taken into consideration to plan out the wedding.
For example, if you have a smaller budget, you’ll have to really think hard about what you are willing to spend your money on. If you are more interested in traveling with your spouse, then your ceremony might take a backseat to the honeymoon. For some, the memory of the special day is what matters the most. In order to preserve the memory, many brides hire a photographer or studio with an extensive wedding portfolio in order to document the special day.
Some brides prefer photos from their engagement to be included in their wedding album, and others prefer to have their entire wedding photo session done before the actual wedding ceremony. Either way, you will need to talk to your photographer to make sure that you get exactly what you are looking for.
There are also those who love to capture the moment that lead up to the special moment with portraits of true beauty in their favorite park, ocean or even within a studio. Keeping the budget in mind is important and can lead itself to what your options are.
If you are more of a trendsetter, you can talk with your photographer and see if you can get some of the latest poses and styling for your photo shoot. If you hire a reputable photo studio to work with you on your wedding, you should be working with a photographer who can suggest poses that actually complement your wedding dress, your wedding theme and your wedding party. These photos can be done in a studio, taken in ideal settings so that you can highlight just how beautiful your wedding dress and your husband’s suit really are. You can capture the images and style you want, with the studio backdrop merely highlighting the beautiful accents of your veil, gown and shoes.
As you finalize the various parts of your wedding, you can choose to spend money on items that you are considering as possible inclusions in your wedding. You might end up with a little bit of money left over in your catering budget, which will allow you to order more food, more tables or more décor, depending on what you are interested in.
Guest Blogger: Jennifer likes to be very planned out about events and celebrations. She also makes sure all the timing works so the moments can be enjoyed and not lost to the stress of a poorly planned moment. She feels portrait studios are the better option than amateur family photo sessions for the quality and budget.