A wedding planning reminder. The eight worst words we have to say on any given day are, “I’m sorry, we’re already booked for that day.” We hate, hate, hate whenever we have to say these words to a bride.
We’ve already had to tell more brides that we’re booked for their special day than we did this time last year. For this reason alone, it’s never too early to book your wedding photographer. In fact, we believe the day you set a date you should also be on the phone with your potential photographer.
A wedding planning reminder
At Beaufort Photography Co. we only book one wedding per day. According to a recent survey by The Knot, almost 72% of couples choose to get married on a Saturday. And since there are only 52 Saturdays in a year…well, we’ll let you do the math. With most couples wanting to marry in the October, April, June, or September, the number of Saturdays shrinks exponentially.
Keep in mind these three things
Below are three things a bride should keep in mind regarding her wedding photography.
First, we recommend a bride book her wedding photographer 6-12 months in advance. And 18 months is not too far out. The earlier you book, the more likely you’ll get your wedding photographer of choice. For this reason, we keep our reservation book two years out. If you called us today and your date was available, we would book your wedding as far out as January 2020.
Second, keep in mind that you don’t have to be married on a Saturday. There are six other great days of the week from which to choose! While Saturday weddings are most popular (72%), Friday (13%) and Sunday (11%) weddings can be a perfect choice for brides, as well. Choosing a Friday or Sunday wedding date triples your potential wedding dates. Also, many wedding venues offer a discount for non-Saturday weddings.
Third, we’re seeing an increasing number of brides book their wedding photographer at the same time they set their wedding date. We can’t count the number of times a bride sets her wedding date in stone prior to booking her photographer. This past summer we had to refer a bride to another photographer because she had already ordered her wedding invitations for a certain date. We were available the day before and the day after her date but because her date was set in stone we weren’t able to photograph her special day.
While it’s a compliment when we hear a bride wish she had chosen Beaufort Photography Co. as her wedding photographer, it’s still bittersweet. With just a little preplanning, it’s within a bride’s power to choose Beaufort Photography Co. as her wedding photographer. Book early, be flexible, and involve your wedding photographer in your wedding plans at the outset.
Contact us today
So contact us today! We would absolutely love to explore the possibility of partnering with you. Nothing brings us more joy than capturing a couple’s special day in photographs that last a lifetime. Though some months are beginning to fill up, we still have plenty of dates available. So contact us today!