First, you find the fiancé, then set you the date but when do you book the wedding photographer? The answer is: as soon as you can! The most popular wedding photographers book weddings more than a year out. If you’re looking at a potential photographer with a long list of clientele, you should book sooner than later. You don’t have to have all the decisions made about your wedding but as long as you have a date, go for it.
You can never book early enough. Truthfully, if you find a good photographer that you like, don’t hesitate. If you sleep on the decision, you run the risk of losing out on your date to another couple.
If you aren’t sure what type of budget to devote to photography or aren’t sure of the style you’re looking for, give yourself time to do research. Then, compare some photographers and their prices to see what aligns with your budget and vision. You want to book a photographer early but also don’t want to put a deposit down only to find out their style doesn’t match with yours.
No matter what, keep this in mind: if your top choice is already booked, ask them for recommendations! That way you can still secure a great wedding photographer within the timeframe you need so your wedding is picture-perfect!