Simply phoning photographers and asking for a price will provide you with a meaningless number. Instead engage in conversation about your wedding and make an effort to meet in real life. You never no you might just get a good deal.
Definitely not researching the vendors the couple is interested in--and then just choosing based on price. We get so many calls, "How much is it to cater your wedding?" Well, that blanket question is too open ended to answer, so when we say, "It depends" they seem to get upset. Is there a cocktail hour? What is your budget, because we can probably accommodate it. Number of guests, type of food, etc., play a part in the cost. Lobster is more expensive than Pasta primavera. However, if brides researched a little about the percentage of the budget each vendor "should" cost, a little about the vendors (i.e., is the food fresh, homemade or frozen, the experience of the vendor, references, type of food/photographer/music background, etc.) then they would be more comfortable speaking with each vendor and not feel "ripped off" or as overwhelmed. And, couples should go with their gut! If a vendor seems sketchy, he or she probably is--at any rate, do you want to risk it?
I think that couples looking first to the price when they go to choose a Wedding supplier Like the rest of us here are we all agree on the same subject.
They forget that quality get less when the price is low. I have also often the experience that they want a relative for their wedding pictures. How a big mistake.
I have even file this kind of photo’s what made by a relative and compare with a professional photograph, yeh.. it’s more expensive, but it’s the job and professionalism of some one. And you see very good the different How often I saw the couple regret not to take a professional photo graph. Even with the best camera you need the professional person. They think to much that every one can do this.
How often does a wedding planner organize a wedding and how often a couple do it them self…….. The problem is you can not do it over again…..
I hope wedding couples will read this.
I would agree when the couple/bride see a price that looks good they many time fail to look further into the offer to see if any key elements are missing, or if there are loopholes that need to be pulled closed. Price is the biggest factor in any event and many time suppliers know that brides are looking for a bargain and need to be honest about what truly comes in that bargain package. I say bides need to find the middle ground of what they feel is price acceptable and research, research, research.