Engaged couples have a lot to think about for their upcoming weddings. Their wedding might happen only once in their lifetime (unless they renew vows several years after) so they try to making their wedding as perfect as possible.
To make it less stressful, they usually hire a wedding planner to help make their dream wedding come true. The relatives of both sides also eagerly help with the necessary preparations so everything will be right in place. Wedding invitation, gowns, decorations, bouquet are among the minor yet important details to consider in a wedding. On the other hand, finding a wedding venue, looking for a florist and caterer and searching for a wedding photographer are among the major decisions that a couple should make.
If you are planning for your wedding, you need to get started with the wedding preparations as soon as possible. Hiring wedding vendors like wedding caterer, florist, videographer and photographer must be prioritized. You need to start searching for potential vendors to hire at least 8 months before the wedding.
Good wedding photographers get booked fast and if you don’t start searching early, you might have to choose among the least skilled ones. Thus, it is important to start searching and interviewing wedding photographers early. You also need to do the same when looking for videographer. Check out the website of wedding video leeds if you’re looking for videographer in UK.
The steps you must observer when looking for a wedding photographer are as follows:
- Ask friends and family for recommendations.
- Search in your locality.
- Go online and check out photographers then visit their website.
- Shortlist around 4 to 5 professional wedding photographers.
- Set appointment with each photographer and ask questions related to the wedding
- View a complete wedding album of a wedding he covered before
- Prepare contract, modify when necessary and sign it with the photographer
The safest time to book is not later than 6 months before the wedding date. At that, you should have already signed a written contract with the photographer after of course thoroughly reading it. The contract should include the following:
- Number of hours that the photographer/s will shoot (Are they going to start shooting before the wedding ceremony until the wedding party?)
- The number of photographers
- The name of the substitute photography in case the original one gets sick
- Number of digital and printed copies of the images
- Days for post-production to finish
Make sure that the EXACT WEDDING DATE (month, day, year, time) is clear with your photographer and he has no other commitments on the agreed date and time. The photographer should check his schedule and show to you that he is indeed available on that day.
If he is going to delegate the task to someone else, make sure that you get to talk to the assigned photographer and asses his competency. He needs to be as skilled as Hampshire wedding photographer so you won’t be wasting your money on someone incompetent.