Just the thought of the cost of a wedding is daunting to most anyone. Most young women grow up dreaming of the fairy-tale wedding: the magnificent flowers, the ornate cake, the jaw-dropping designer dress, the cathedral, beach, or sunset. They think of all these things and the truth about all of these things is that they cost money.
Today’s weddings are steering away from the tradition that the brides family are those who will cover the cost. In this new and modern world we live in, the bride and groom are paying for nearly everything. Especially if it is the second or third time around and that’s okay. However, those who are on a limited budget and are paying for all of it themselves, are very careful about where they spend their money. You think about all of the things that you have to buy to make yourself and our venue beautiful and satisfying for your quests: the food, favors, flowers, decorations, cake, etc.
Most everything that has been bought and paid for for your special day is mostly all consumable or of one use or wear. And after the food is eaten, the flowers expire, everyone goes home, and the rentals are returned; what is it that will last forever other than your memories of the day? Your wedding day photography! Your beautiful images of all the important moments from your special day! Photographs of all the details, of the flowers, your dress, the cathedral, your hair, your makeup, the first dance, the beautiful cake, the first kiss as husband and wife, the amazing fun and laughter at the reception. One day that can not be recreated. Your wedding photography album is the only thing that will last and span generations for you and your families enjoyment.
Wedding photography package pricing can seem expensive at first glance, however when you are making a decision on wedding photography, think about why wedding photography is important to you and what you are looking for in a photographer. Also remember that you are paying a professional for their time, to capture all of those important moments as they unfold, and to edit and deliver them to you as beautifully packaged works of art. Some photographers offer payment plans to pay for your wedding photography package with payments over the course of your engagement, up until your wedding day. And if your wedding day is a year or longer away, you can start a savings plan for your wedding photography.
A Final Thought: The one most important thing to remember, is that your wedding photography should never be a place to cut back on when it comes to your budget. Your wedding day photographs are timeless memories of your love and memories are irreplaceable.
-Nichole Whitburn, N&N Photography www.nandnphotoshoot.com