Q - I want to book our photographer and was wondering how I can keep the price down without compromising on quality?
"If you’re looking to save money, ask your supplier if they can do a half-day package. Most photographers will do this but most likely stipulate that it will only be available on less popular dates.
"Save money by meeting your photographer just before the ceremony and have coverage until the speeches. You could then ask a friend or family member to take pictures of the bridal prep and first dance.
"An alternative would be to save money elsewhere, for example, you could use your photographer as a photo booth. Purchase a cheap background and inflatables and ask your chosen supplier to spend an hour shooting group shots.
"Invite fewer people to your wedding. The average cost for meals, invites, seat covers etc adds up to £70 per person. By removing 10 people from your guest list, you’ll have more than enough to cover a full day of wedding photography.
"Remember when the day is over one of the few things you’ll have to look back on is your photographs, so it’s worth investing in them."