Should you skip on a Wedding Photographer?
If you’re deep in wedding planning mode, you’re probably pricing all your options up and working out where to cut costs. What couple isn’t, now that the average wedding comes in at a whopping £27,000! A big portion of that will go towards your wedding photographer, but have you considered other DIY options, and skip on a wedding photographer entirely?
Hire a Photographer Just for the Ceremony
Ok, if you’re a traditionalist, leaving out a wedding photographer in your big day might be the last thing on your mind, so consider only hiring one for the ceremony. This way, you’ll get professional snaps of you walking down the aisle and all the group shots of you and your bridal party, friends and family at a fraction of the cost.
Entrust a Guest or Family Member
If you have a friend or family member that is good with a camera, why not ask them to be a photographer for the day? Make sure you’ve seen examples of their work, so you know what to expect and give them a list of the key moments you want captured on film. Remember though, if you’re asking a guest to play photographer, they will also want time to enjoy your special day with you, without feeling too hard worked.
If you want to make your wedding photography a little more interactive, and have a keepsake to take home at the end of your big day, why not consider a polaroid wall? Distribute polaroid cameras around your guests, and get them to pin or hang them up around your venue for everyone to enjoy! Best yet, they can write a heartfelt message on the images, for you to remember your wedding day!
DIY selfie booth
Everyone loves a selfie, so why not set up your own selfie booth on your wedding day? Invest in some beautiful backdrops (we love a floral wall!) and a few selfie sticks, and let your guests snap away! You’ll get some great candid photos of you and your guests.
Scripin Weddings App
Of course, the best way (we think) by far to save on your wedding photography is by using a wedding photo sharing app. Scripin Weddings allows your guests to play photographer and lets them upload and take photos using the free app. Every single photo is saved to your unique wedding event, letting you order beautiful high-quality photo products afterwards – without the hefty photographer’s fee!
Sign up for a free Scripin Weddings account today and start creating your app!