When you are in the thick of planning your wedding, you spend a lot of time searching for answers. How much does it cost to book that wedding venue? How many bottles of wine do I need? And, at some point, there is one pretty important question that is bound to pop into your head, “How many hours should I book my wedding photographer for?”
The answer is different for each couple (depending on what you are planning for your wedding), but we want to help you answer this question for yourself. And while the amount of coverage you might be recommended will be different from photographer to photographer, what we’re providing here can be used as a general guide—one based on our experience photographing weddings since 2018.
An 8-hour package is usually enough time for an “average size” wedding (about 100-150 people) and this amount of coverage typically allows a wedding photographer to capture the tail end of you getting ready, your wedding ceremony, portraits, some detail shots of the reception space, and the start of the dance party.
Things to consider
If getting all the details shots, portraits, and candids is important to you on wedding day, then booking your wedding photographer for 10 hours of coverage is the right way to go. Since they end up being with you for most of the day, your photographer will have time to get all of the detail and prep shots you want, plus have plenty of time for a first look. On top of that, no one will have to feel rushed through any of the wedding party and family portraits before moving on to your reception.
Things to Consider
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