After getting engaged, you’ll no doubt be getting lots of advice on when you should be booking your vendors and other tidbits of information from well-meaning friends and relatives. The conflicting advice you get can sometimes make your head spin! When it comes to wedding photography, how far in advance of your wedding date should you be booking a photographer?
Although it can vary for different locations and customs, the average engagement is about 14 months and the average engaged couple books their photographer nine months before the wedding date. Of course, engagements can be much shorter or longer, depending on the circumstances.
A good rule of thumb is that if your wedding is less than a year away, you should be actively searching for your photographer. If your wedding is less than nine months away, it should be your top priority in your wedding planning!