Wedding Ideas and wedding planning tips
We want to share some wedding ideas and wedding planning tips from the skills and experience we have gained over the years. Every wedding that we cover is an excellent opportunity to learn something new. Therefore, we have created this page to publish a series of articles on wedding planning, wedding photography and videography, Wedding venues, and general topics to help you set your foot in the right direction.
We also cover topics on poses and our overall experience as professional photographers. Feel free to get in touch with us about wedding video and photography in South Africa
Unique Wedding Ideas
The most incredible wedding ideas and planning tips come from professional suppliers in the industry. For example, A wedding photographer will be the best person to get wedding ideas ranging from decorations, ceremonies, wedding venues, etc., simply because the photographer is involved throughout the planning process and still involved after the wedding.
As professional wedding photographers with over 13 years of experience in the industry, it is an honour to share the experience, tips and wedding photos and videos we have covered over the years. In addition, we provide you with articles, videos and complete wedding portfolios to help you plan your wedding stress-free.
How to save money on wedding photography
Wedding photography is one of the essential services you need on your wedding day; however, it comes at a cost. Photography prices can skyrocket up to R50 000. However, there is a way around that; we have combined Six ways to help you save on wedding photography.
Wedding Photography Budget
- Start by looking at your budget, and then determine the style and the type of wedding photographer you want. In most cases, wedding photographers who have been in the business for a long time own their equipment; they can be lenient when it comes to pricing instead of new photographers or photographers who rent their equipment.
- Book early.
Most professional photographers offer discounts for early bird booking. Besides, if you book your wedding for at least a year in advance, you are more likely to pay the current prices rather than the increased rates for the following year.
- Go digital.
If you are on a tight budget, Don't rush to pay for prints or albums before the wedding. Instead, opt for a wedding photography package that only offers digital images, and then later after the wedding, you can decide to print your pictures based on your affordability.
- Referral Discounts.
Most photographers have referral discounts such as word of mouth, online etc. If you didn't ask, you wouldn't know. You can always negotiate with your photographer before or after the booking.
- Hire a photographer for a minimum time
Most professional wedding photographers charge hourly; therefore, it will be in your best interest to book the hours of photography around the most important events of your wedding day. Alternatively, Companies that offer a combination of wedding video and photography tend to charge lesser for all-inclusive full-day packages. Consider that option.
- Hire a local photographer
Hiring a local photographer near you or a company that doesn't charge transport will cut your photography expenses by up to 20%