When Is The Ideal Time To Book Your Wedding Photographer & How Do I Choose One?
So, you're planning your wedding day, you've started to put pen to paper, you've thousands of things to do, one of those is "book the wedding photographer." The big question is when do I book them and who do I choose? The general order of things is the wedding venue being chosen first and secured so its a good idea to box that off before moving on to the next thing which in the majority of instances is your wedding photographer. The key thing is making sure you've got the right photographer for you. I wrote a feature about your perfect wedding photos its certainly worth a read before committing to a photographer. I've had people who have booked me 2 years in advance when they booked their venue and I've had someone book me only a few days before the big day.
Ok so something to consider is have you picked what might be considered a key date in the wedding season calendar? If so then you may want to be considering booking your photographer sooner rather than later (these tend to be Friday and Saturdays which seems obvious but amongst sorting everything this may slip your mind.) You'll probably find that if you choose to get married on a Tuesday in January then your preferred suppliers will be available as opposed to weekend dates in May to September. Ultimately the average time is around the 9-12 month mark but there really is no correct answer. Most importantly just ensure you've got the right photographer for you.
The average cost of a wedding photographer in the UK is £1550 (2020.) This would be based on an entire days coverage and pending where you're based geographically ,this will fluctuate. I would consider how important your wedding photography is to you? Its always worth looking at a photographer's portfolio, this will give you an excellent indication of their work and getting to know them is a critical ingredient too.