Wedding Photography Facts
Most brides and grooms are now getting married in their late 20s or early 30s. There’s a large list of what couples are spending on specifics for their wedding and photography comes in at number 3 for the third largest expense, with venue and reception band taking the top spots. Couples now spend over $30,000 just on their wedding day alone. The average cost of a wedding still runs nearly $20,000. For comparison, the median household income in the United States was $53,657. The average amount a couple says they will pay for videography at their wedding over the next year is $1,134. Engagement photography is also a significant part of the wedding expense equation. More than half of recently engaged couples plan to spend over $250 for engagement shoots.
More and more are turning to wedding experts to ensure their big day goes off smoothly. Coordinating a ceremony can be hard work, and 26% of couples hired a professional wedding planner in 2011. Pictures and video ensure couples have long-lasting memories of their treasured day. To prevent any mishaps, nearly 90% of couples hired a professional photographer for their ceremony. With the proliferation of video in social media, more couples are requesting highlight videos for purposes of sharing glamorous and/or meaningful moments with their friends and followers. 68% of couples will hire a videographer for anywhere between 3 and 8 hours over 90% of couples expect videographers to be present for both the ceremony and reception.
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