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WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina

Splurge or Save: Photography?

Lynnie, on August 21, 2017 at 07:05 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 97
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A picture is worth a thousand words... and sometimes thousands of dollars Smiley tongue

Are you splurging or saving on photography? Tell us why and don't forget to include any tips on how to save!

Photo by Burnett Photography

Photo by Burnett Photography

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Latest activity by Amelia, on October 25, 2019 at 18:01
  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
    Amelia ·
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    I was ready to splurge, and I found a good deal on an amazing photographer. Compared to others in our area she is a save, but I still went slightly over my initial budget (that I adjusted once I started seeing how pricey everyone was!)
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  • Nelly
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
    Nelly ·
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    Definitely splurge pictures and videos are very important to us

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  • Jenna
    Frequent user February 2021 Nova Scotia
    Jenna ·
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    Splurge! We found just what we were looking for.
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  • Terresa
    Curious October 2019 British Columbia
    Terresa ·
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    This is a surprise save. A friend, who is a professional photographer has offered to photograph our wedding as a gift!

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  • BunnyBride
    Super August 2022 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·
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    Splurge! Me and my FH agreed this was an area to splurge on. Second photographer, 10 hours coverage...but they added in an engagement shoot and a photobooth to the package.

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  • Emily
    Devoted February 2020 Ontario
    Emily ·
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    Splurge! You want those photos to be amazing!

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  • Nicole
    Beginner July 2019 New Brunswick
    Nicole ·
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    SPLURGE!!! Its the only thing (besides your spouse) that you keep forever after the big day.

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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    I'm gonna say neither. We found a photographer who's got multi-thousand dollar skills, but is only charging us $1850 for the package. She has a full time Monday to Friday job, so her photography is on top of that.

    Our engagement photos were fantastic, and I can't wait to see take/see our wedding photos!

    We are not splurging for videography though. We'll be setting up a tripod to catch the ceremony, speeches and first dance.

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Splurge, we went over budget but it was worth it for the perfect photographer

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    SPLURGE. It's something that I know I'm spending more on than the average couple.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Splurge as its one day of memories that will last forever to look over the years.

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  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    Splurge. Photos last longer than our memories so we definitely need them!

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Splurge! Pictures last forever so I wanted beautiful and creative ones!

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  • Victoria
    Expert November 2019 Ontario
    Victoria ·
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    Splurge splurge splurge. this is the ONE thing we'll have forever.

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  • Jes G.
    Frequent user June 2019 Ontario
    Jes G. ·
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    Splurge to an extent! I have seen some photographers charge around $10,000 for their wedding packages and I don't see myself spending that much. But wedding photos are so important. You want to be able to look back on this day with such pride and joy.

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  • Bethany
    Super July 2018 Alberta
    Bethany ·
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    Oh 100% splurge!! I love the photos my photographer took for our engagement session! I would do it all over again!! If I was back planning!
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  • Nicole
    Curious September 2018 Prince Edward Island
    Nicole ·
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    I had no problem spending on a photographer. I always knew who our photographer would be and I knew it would be pricey! But it will be well worth it.

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  • Mikela
    Frequent user August 2018 British Columbia
    Mikela ·
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    We ended up saving because a friend of mine does professional wedding photos ❤
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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
    Michelle ·
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    Splurge, these are the items that will help you remember the best night of your life!

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  • Dani
    Frequent user February 2018 British Columbia
    Dani ·
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    We ended up with an all inclusive package so photography was included. It would be worth it to splurge but only to an extent. Everyone I know only really looked at their photos when they first received them but very rarely since.

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  • G
    Curious August 2018 Quebec
    Gigi ·
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    Splurge, we want every moment to be captured and saved beautifully by a professional photographer.
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  • Daphne
    Super July 2017 British Columbia
    Daphne ·
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    We splurged. We wanted to make sure we had amazing pictures to remember the day.
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  • K
    Beginner August 2018 Ontario
    Kaitlyn ·
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    I LOVE pictures and will have a photographer but in saying that we all are photographers nowadays I may just set up a hash tag and people can post any "wedding" photo's that way all in one album. Smiley smile

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  • Hannah
    Frequent user March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Hannah ·
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    SAVE! I can bet that you will have many family and friends attending the wedding that dabble with photography. Their photos will be just as good! I plan to have to most basic package from the professional
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  • Amber
    Devoted September 2018 Alberta
    Amber ·
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    Splurge. The wedding only last a day but the photos will last a lifetime. It is very important to me to have tons of pictures and beautifuk ones.

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  • Katherine
    Curious September 2018 Ontario
    Katherine ·
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    SAVE!! My friend is a professional photographer and she will be doing ours for free Smiley winking

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  • Sabrina
    Frequent user October 2017 Quebec
    Sabrina ·
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    I don't think we have much of a choice here, it's all expensive but we did hire a photographer friend to do the photos so we got a better deal than most.

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  • Amanda
    Frequent user October 2017 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    I am saving and hoping for the best
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  • Andrea
    Newbie July 2018 Alberta
    Andrea ·
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    Splurge. You only get married once, and after the actual day of your wedding, all you'll have is memories! The investment in documenting everything properly is important to my fiancé and I.
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  • S
    Curious September 2018 Manitoba
    Santana ·
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    Trying to save, but also want to get good pictures Smiley smile

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  • Morgan
    Newbie July 2018 Ontario
    Morgan ·
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    Although we were able to find a fantastic photographer for a great price, we did end up spending slightly over what we'd originally budgeted. It's worth it! We can't wait to see what she's able to do for us on the day of!

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  • J
    Curious September 2018 New Brunswick
    Jennifer ·
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    I'd say middle of the road. Splurge if need be. You want nice pictures
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