Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:50 PM
The expense of photography is also something we're struggling with. I'm not sure what we'll end up deciding, but I can't help but think about my parents' wedding album. They had a VERY budget wedding, but the dozen or so pictures they do have don't tell the whole story. In fact, the book so rarely gets looked at, it's shoved under the counter in their laundry room...growing mold!!!
I don't want that to be how my wedding memories end up! Obviously, they don't care about their pics, but I don't think it's really because they don't cherish the day, rather it's that the pics don't help them remember the magic of that day. I want my pics to help me remember how special our day will be. I don't think mediocre pics will do that.
Like I said, we haven't yet set a budget for photography, but I'm guessing that when it comes down to it, I'm really going to want some amazing pics. Besides, I want to be able to have the experience captured as best I can for my loved ones who won't be able to make it.
Good luck making your decision! (I've still gotta figure out mine too. LOL)