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  • Writer's pictureMichael Silvano

When to Book Your Wedding Photographer

Updated: Feb 19, 2020

When it's finally time to sit down and start wedding planning there is nothing worse than reaching out to those vendors you've seen at your friend's weddings and all over social media just to find out they're booked! What I can do here is provide a little bit of insight into how my booking trends have been over the last few years and I hope you find it helpful!

Hiring The Year Of Your Wedding

We are currently in the third week of 2020 and I am 83% booked for the year, which means 25 out of 30 bookings are gone. This puts a pretty big restriction on what days I have left available.

I obviously would never double book a day, but does your wedding require a bit more prep time and travel? That would effect the day or two surrounding your date.

Would your date overbook us for a weekend? This isn't a double booking, instead are we already booked for two events that weekend. This would definitely effect the level of service I care to provide.

Our we just plain old booked for your date? With only so many weekends during the bulk of wedding season there is a chance we could be just booked!

The Mountain Top Inn Wedding
The Mountain Top Inn Wedding

Hiring The Year Before Your Wedding

We are currently in the third week of 2020 and I am 20% booked for the 2021, which means 6 out of 30 bookings are gone.

A year out really opens up your chances of locking in those dream vendors. I have found that in New England that the fall dates tend to go quickly. Followed by other big wedding weekends like Labor Day and Memorial day.

So if you're planning on a popular wedding date then start your search early! Of course, all of the rules from above also apply.

Colt State Park Wedding Rhode Island

Hiring Two Years Before Your Wedding

We are currently in the third week of 2020 and I am completely open for 2022. I have had an inquiry or two regarding some dates, but if you're looking a couple years out you should have pretty good luck!

I hope you found this helpful as you begin your wedding planning journey. If you have any questions regarding wedding photography or planning in general I would be more than happy to help so please reach out!

Ipswich Country Club Wedding

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