Budgeting and paying for your wedding can be a challenge. You have the venue, dress, favours, flowers and photography to sort and pay for. And I’ve no doubt there are a hundred other things that need to be accounted for. Managing your budget can be quite difficult as it is, and keeping track of what is due & when, can be a bit of a nightmare.
Talk to your photographer. Do they offer payment plans? Can they be flexible enough to create a payment plan that meets your needs. Budgeting isn’t really a “one size, fits all” kinda deal. We’ve had brides that want to pay the lot in one go, because the photography is a gift from a relative. Most couples are more than happy with our standard payment scheme for their wedding photography (10% booking fee and three equal payments in the run up to the wedding). There is also the option for the 10% booking fee and then six equal payments, spreading the cost over six months with smaller payments. There’s no additional cost for these payment plans, as it’s simply a pay by instalment method.
Basically, we will work with whatever is easiest for you.
When you request a quote for your wedding photography, the form asks you what you are wanting. It’s here that you would say how much coverage of the day you want. Most of our couples want to have from bridal prep, right through to the first dance, and everything in between. As it happens, this is what we cover by default, as it’s the most requested. But we do have couples who only want from the arrival at the ceremony venue, through to the group shots, which is anything from two to four hours. We would then create a bespoke quote.
The quote lists the cost of the requested coverage with one photographer. Included in the quote, are additional options our couples may choose to include, or not. These include an optional second photographer, a choice of albums etc, and whether to pay over six months, rather than the standard three months.
Once the selection is made, and the couple accept the quote, they then receive an invoice which details everything they have chosen, the cost of the booking fee (usually 10%, unless there’s a requested higher amount by the couple), and a breakdown as to when the future payments will be due.
There are full instructions as to how to pay, but if there are any questions, we are happy to talk to you.