Why You Should Tell Wedding Photographers Your Budget

Why You Should Tell Wedding Photographers Your Budget

Before contacting potential wedding photographers, it is in your best interest to determine your wedding photography budget or budget range. I have several brides who come to me and say that they have no idea what their budget is, which isn’t helpful to them or to me.

So many budget creation resources exist, including your planner, that can help you determine the right spending amount. Keep in mind that many “average” vendor costs are averaged over the entire country, so larger cities will likely cost more than the average. Also, feel free to increase the budgets of categories that are higher priorities for you and lower the costs for what’s not as important. Once you have determined price points for your wedding vendors, you should tell wedding photographers your budget for the following three reasons: 

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The Best and Most Beautiful San Diego Wedding Dress Boutiques

The Best and Most Beautiful San Diego Wedding Dress Boutiques

During the holidays and on Valentine’s Day, so many couples become engaged. When searching for vendors, I know it can sometimes be overwhelming. Now is the perfect time to share with local brides info about the San Diego wedding dress boutiques to make your search easier. Below, I’ve listed my top five favorite shops in no particular order! 

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Formal La Valencia Anniversary Photos in La Jolla, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Formal La Valencia Anniversary Photos in La Jolla

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working with Laura and Alex for their La Valencia anniversary photo session. These two are brilliant, kind, and absolutely adorable, making it such a pleasure to photograph them on this gorgeous sunny La Jolla day. If you haven’t seen this property, you’ll instantly fall in love with its pink walls and palm trees the second you step foot on site at this luxury hotel. 

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Negotiating with wedding vendors the right way, how to and not to negotiate with wedding vendors

Negotiating with Wedding Vendors: The Wrong and Right Way

I don’t think I’ve ever walked into a business, office, store, etc. and asked to receive the same items/service for less money. When it comes to negotiating with wedding vendors, that’s exactly what you shouldn’t do!

I completely understand that weddings aren’t cheap and that for many people, they are a huge financial sacrifice; however, there is a wrong and a right way to negotiate with wedding vendors.

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