Tying the knot is one of the most exciting and life-changing decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. And since your hope when settling down is to get married only to one partner, then it’s safe to assume that you want the ceremony to be as special and memorable as possible. In the kind of economy we live in nowadays, couples looking to say “I do” surely want to have a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable wedding, but not willing to break the bank for it to happen. So what they do is opt for the money-saving alternatives of some wedding services to cut costs.
One of the best and realistic example for this is when couples decide to have a favorite family member or a friend take the wedding photographs instead of hiring a professional to do the job. You think it’s a wise decision given how many “experts” suggest it. However, as someone who had personally witnessed the fails of an amateur friend photographer (I saw it all from a dear friend’s wedding), I’d say that getting your “budding photographer” friend to take your wedding photos is a recipe for disaster and it’s something you don’t want to learn the hard way. But if you still need convincing, here are four compelling reasons to hire a professional wedding photographer as opposed to your budding photographer friend.