Friends are supposed to be forever but doing this could test the best of friendships to breaking point.
Asking or allowing a friend to photograph your wedding could be one of the biggest mistakes you make.
You have heard the horror stories but have you ever thought of the horror stories that people are too embarrassed to mention.
This is possibly the biggest day of your life and you want to keep those memories for as long as possible and photography is the best way to do this.
You want to smile at your photos remembering the brilliant day that it was and you don't want to look back with regrets and the possible ruined relationship of a good friend.
It sounds like a good way to save money but have you ever really thought about the pressure that you are putting that person under. As the big day draws closer it slowly sinks in that they are not up to the job. They probably won't sleep the night before because they are spending the night on YouTube.
Someone offering to photograph your wedding for free. Have you ever thought of the fact that they want to use your wedding to test the waters to see if they are up to the job? If they weren't then it's no problem for them as they weren't under contract and you have had your wedding memories potentially ruined by an overconfident / under-talented potential photographer friend!!
I have a studio in Enniskillen and people continually come into me asking if I can fix their wedding photographs.
So what are the key takeaways from this:
It really has the potential to break a relationship.
It's a false economy.
You get what you pay for.
It could leave a bad taste in your mouth on what should have been the biggest day of your life.
Invest in good quality wedding photography as I can near enough guarantee you won't regret it in the long term.