The bride and groom are the focal points of the ceremony and reception, and their happiness is ultimately what matters most. Florists, bridal photography stores, caterers, stationery designers, photographers, and anybody else you consult throughout wedding preparation will all stress the importance of getting every detail just right. Do you want to work with people as enthusiastic as you are about the details of their wedding—the flowers, the food, and especially the dress? I’m not saying you shouldn’t have any of these, and I certainly don’t think you should skip the wedding photoshoots, but do you think it’s more crucial than the rest?
Many of the engaged couples I know and hear about either have no money left over for a photographer or are having to cut corners somewhere else because they can’t find one they like for their upcoming wedding. Photographs aren’t a priority for these twosomes.