4 ways to trim wedding photography expenses

If you are struggling to stay within budget or trim expenses, there are a few easy ways to cheat the system… without compromising on quality, of course!

It's easy to cheat the system
It's easy to cheat the system
09 Sep 2015

It's easy to cheat the system

One of the most important aspects of the wedding is photography, which is why couples set aside a large chunk of their savings for a beautiful photo album they can cherish for life. Typically photography takes up 10 per cent of the budget and can set you back between $3,000 to $6,000. However, if you are struggling to stay within budget or trim expenses, there are a few easy ways to cheat the system…without compromising on quality, of course!

Cut the coverage time
Cut the coverage time
09 Sep 2015

Cut the coverage time

Most photographers charge full-day and half-day rates or by the hour. So the easiest way to save money is to cut coverage time by half. You could get the wedding photographer to cover the more important aspects of the day, and ask hobbyist friends to do the other half. Some people condense the solemnisation and reception all at one go, so the photographer only needs to stick around for a maximum of four hours.

Ask for a cheaper package
Ask for a cheaper package
09 Sep 2015

Ask for a cheaper package

Most photographers are able to downsize or customise their package to suit your budget. The difference is probably the number of man-hours, photographers and pictures you get back. Seriously, you don’t need hundreds of photos…just a few good ones that beautifully sum up how perfect your day was. Also, it doesn’t hurt to do a bit of haggling, right? Maybe get some freebies thrown in!

Request for the associate photographer
Request for the associate photographer
09 Sep 2015

Request for the associate photographer

Your dream photographer might come with a “dream” price that is way beyond your budget. Chances are he has an associate or assistant photographer who is equally talented, but at a fraction of the cost. If the photographer is a one-man show, he would gladly recommend you to other more affordable photographers. After all, the wedding industry is about caring and sharing … everyone wants you to have your happily ever after. 

Ask your friends
Ask your friends
09 Sep 2015

Ask your friends

With so many weddings this year, you are bound to know a few friends of friends who booked photographers that you can also consider. You could even trawl Instragram for beautifully-shot weddings and ask the account user for contacts. Social media is a wonderful resource for wedding planning! But if you need just one place where everything is provided for you, visit Bridestory's list of Wedding Photography Vendor in Singapore and shortlist one whose pricelist suits your needs.

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