Hiring the best photographer for your wedding can be a very expensive affair. With this in mind, you will have to look for ways to save money during your special day. Saving money does not mean that you get the worst photographer, it just means that you should be aware of some of the cost cutting measures you can use.
Below are some tips to help you through the process.
Negotiate for less hours
If you want a specific photographer but you do not have the full amount, you can always negotiate and have him/her for less hours. Some photographers may agree to this while others may not. The best way to go about this is to negotiate for lower rates during the low wedding season as the chances of you getting the photographer during the peak season are very slim.
Leave out the extras
If on a tight budget, you may want to leave out the engagement session from your package. This is necessary if you want one particular photographer who is not within your budget. You can have another photographer take your engagement photos or you can just overlook those altogether. This can help you save thousands of shillings which you can use somewhere else.
Have only one photographer
Some photographers work as a team while others work alone. Getting the whole team can be very expensive compared to getting just one photographer. Some photographers are part of a team but you can always negotiate to get just one of them to come take some photos during your special day. Just make sure the photographer has done that before and they are comfortable with that. You will be surprised how much you can save.
Get a local photographer
Every couple wants the best photographer at their wedding but you should note that getting a photographer from out of town can cost you more. You may be required to handle the transport and accommodation costs which may eat into your budget. You can always get a good photographer around your area if you are on a tight budget.