Tips to Help You Stick to Your Wedding Photography Budget
Statistically, almost 50% of couples admit to spending more than they originally
budgeted for in their initial wedding planning process. While it is common to go over
your initial limit, that does not mean it’s impossible to stick to it. We’re here to walk
you through all the steps involved in creating and following your wedding budget including wedding photography budget.
Find a system that works for you.
There are many different budgeting systems out there on the internet and in many
wedding planners’ guides and toolkits. These systems track all the money coming in
and out and is the easiest way to keep track of your spending. Additionally, find a
wedding budget calculator that can tell you how much you should be spending on
everything from music to wedding photographer based on your budget guide.
Plan ahead for the hidden costs.
That extra 40 minutes may just fly by- but you’ll usually still have to pay overtime for
everyone from the DJ to the caterers to the wedding photography. If you have a feeling your wedding may go
over your specified times, work these extra costs into your budget from the get-go.
Pre-wedding trials aren’t always included. Your florist may whip a demo free of
charge the first time, but don’t expect this for your second and third changes going
forward. The same is true for both hair and makeup.
Stamps for your wedding invitations, the stock of card for you RSVPs, marriage license fees
and many other small extras will manage to slip under your nose unless you have an
extremely watchful eye. Make sure you watch each of these costs and make REAL
adjustments to your budget where necessary.
Wedding-related spending tricks.
Utilise budgeting and money managing tricks throughout the planning process. Put
all your wedding money into an individual account, so you can easily track additions
and withdrawals without anything else getting in the way. Reap the benefits of using
a credit card with rewards systems such as frequent flyers and cash back. Make
sure that everyone who is making wedding-related purchases is on the same card
system to ensure nothing goes missing!
We can’t stress enough that you need a budget for wedding photography and wedding videography !
Having beautiful records and wedding photography portraits of this special occasion is
essential to celebrating your love in years to come. Have a look at our online folio to
see just a glimpse of the amazing work we do, and contact us today to see how we
can squeeze into your budget!