Weddings can get really expensive, and cutting down costs is not an easy job either. With weddings, you have to think of the venue, the catering, decoration, the cake, and the costs of the wedding dress and/or suit and so on. The fact is that we all want a fancy wedding because none of us are really marrying with the intention of marrying again, and when you are celebrating a lifelong bond, then it can be difficult to cut costs.
One mistake a lot of people make is eliminating a professional photographer from their wedding plans in order to save money. They then have to rely on their friends or family to take the pictures and give it to them after the wedding, and while this does come with good intentions, it is advised that you do not skip on the wedding photographer.
The difference between your friend or family and a photographer is the fact that the photographer is being paid to take your pictures, and because they have a reputation to uphold, they will make sure that they take good photos. So, there will be no blurry shots, no photobombs, no bad lighting or bad pictures. It is their job to make sure that you and your partner are the stars of your own wedding, and they will take pictures that you know you will be proud to keep. Money does matter, but there is no point in saving money if it means not having any pictures from one of the most important days in your life. If anything, you can have a cheaper outdoor venue and cut down on decoration costs, and keep things minimal if you are really looking to save costs in areas that can actually be compromised a little.