Destination weddings have gained enormous popularity because it is fun and exciting. Instead of limiting your wedding venue to the four corners of the church, you can have it on board a ship, at the mountain peak, or the beach. You can even do it abroad if you like. Destination weddings can be costly because if you indeed travel abroad for the wedding, you have to bring your wedding crew with you. It was even more expensive before local wedding photographers stepped in and offered their services. Now, since soon-to-be-married couples can locally source out wedding supplies, flowers, bands, and other essentials, their pockets can rest for a while.
So, aside from saving money, what are other reasons why you need to hire a local wedding photographer for your destination wedding?
No one knows their town or city more than a local
If you work with a local photographer, they can find breath-taking spots where you can take wedding photos. With these scenic spots as your wedding backdrop, you will have more amazing mementos of your destination wedding. Plus, you can also shoot your same-day edit wedding videos in less known and private locations, making it look more captivating.
They can hook you up with local wedding suppliers.
Another reason why you should work with local wedding photographers is because of their network. Since these professionals are in the industry for a long time, they might know excellent and reputable local wedding suppliers. For example, if they know some wedding flower suppliers in the area, you can ask them to introduce the latter to you. Buying locally can be cheaper compared to ordering it from other non-local suppliers.
Also, if, for instance, your wedding band or wedding planner backed out at the last minute, you can ask your wedding photographer for a referral. You get to remedy the problem before it gets blown out of proportion.
No need to get working visas or permit for them to work for you
If you are traveling abroad for your destination wedding and you are bringing your wedding crew with you, chances are, those who need to render service elsewhere also need to secure a working visa. It is okay if your wedding photographer disclosed the fact that he does not have one early on. At least, in this case, he can still process and secure it before the wedding. But what if he concealed this fact and when you arrived at the airport he was frisked? What will you do?
Some countries impose hefty fines for people who are caught working without a visa. Some countries even sanction employers who engage the services of workers who do not have a working visa. In any case, these will be unnecessary stresses for you. It is your wedding, and if possible, everything should be as smooth sailing as it can be. Your decision of who to work with can either make or break your day. So, to save yourself from these possible stressful scenarios, hire local photographers instead.