No matter what budget you set for your wedding it is still going to be a lot of money spent on one fantastic day and you will want to get it right. Putting down deposits and securing your suppliers should be one of the key tasks on your to do list, however, you need to sort out which suppliers you feel are necessary before parting with any money.
Between the two of you make a big list of suppliers that definitely want to have at your wedding and see where you might be able to cut your costs. When it comes to entertainment do you need both a band and a DJ, or could you get away with having just one? Will your guests be satisfied with just a piece of wedding cake or is a chocolate fountain a must, as well as an added cost? And do you need a wedding photographer as well as a videographer? If you are in two minds about whether to pay for both a photographer and a videographer, here are a few ideas that might ease the decision making process.
A wedding videographer will capture all of the amazing highlights from your wedding day and record them onto a DVD for you to treasure forever more. However if you can only afford a videographer then are you missing out on photographic memories? Not at all, you can have the best of both worlds. On your wedding invitations you can invite your guests to bring a digital camera and feel free to take as many snaps as they like in order to create your wedding album, from the eyes of a guest. Alternatively you can choose just a few close friends to take photographs for you, which you can then print and pack into a wedding photo album as a memory. You could set a close friend, best man or usher the task of gathering everyone together in order to take the big group photos, and then as many as you can of the two of you with the different members of your friends and family with lovely back ground scenery.
If you decide to pay for a professional photographer but would still like the benefit of a videographer, maybe ask a close friend or family member to take as much footage as they can through out the day. Maybe the camera can be set up and ready in the church or the reception in order to capture the best parts of your wedding day, which can then be edited and then copied on to disc for you to watch time and time again.
Both suppliers may have different packages to offer at different figures, so there could be a way to re-work both in to your initial budget.
Both professional photographers and videographers are specialised and have a passion for doing their job. Your results will be amazing whatever option you decide to go for, but make sure that the decision is mutual between you and that you are choosing the product that will suit you as a couple at the wedding, and in the future.
Top tips from hitched.co.uk
– Talk to the industry specialists and see if you might be able to work around your budget and possibly go for both options
– Don’t be afraid to ask friends to take photographs for you though out the day if you do go for the videographer
– Make sure you are 100% happy with your decision before putting down any deposits