It’s estimated that the photographer and videographer will run about 10% of your total wedding budget and so it should be at least second on your list of things to investigate trimming (the first being your guest list). One of the ways you can cut costs on a photographer and videographer is to hire them for the ceremony only. For the recording folks, a large portion of their costs has to deal with the hours they spend taking photos and video and so if you can trim that down, you can trim down their costs. Having great photos and video footage of the ceremony is crucial, something that you likely will regret skimping on, but cutting out photos and videos of the reception probably won’t be missed too badly, but that’s a personal decision.
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