10 Biggest Wedding Expenses


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The Photography
Don't skimp on photography -- you'll cherish those beautiful memories for years to come.
Don't skimp on photography -- you'll cherish those beautiful memories for years to come.
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With so much activity and excitement, your wedding day may be over before you know it. To make sure you don't miss a moment and to preserve memories you'll cherish forever, it's important to capture the event on film. Gone are the days of disposable cameras -- many modern brides employ a photographer and videographer to take both pictures and video. It's also not uncommon for the videographer to start filming the day before the wedding to capture final preparations.

In addition to simple photos and video images, these vendors offer elaborate packages that range from large bridal portraits to brag books for every member of the wedding party. Some even set up photo booths at the reception to entertain guests and to provide candid shots.

Of course, all these precious memories won't come cheap. Wedding photographers charge nearly $2,500 for prints and services, while the average videographer costs $1,481. Many venues also charge extra if you want to come in early to pose for pictures, so inquire ahead of time to ensure your budget is sufficient.

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