In celebration of ten years shooting weddings I’ve decided to launch a new concept to help raise money for charity. The idea is that as suppliers of the wedding industry we could collectively support charitable donations and give a little back to those who need it.
The concept is primarily aimed at Wedding Photographers but donations and involvement are welcome from other wedding industry suppliers, wedding bloggers, and also clients.
The Wedding industry is valued at well over one billion pounds in the UK alone; the actual cost of the wedding, photographer, honeymoon, and then on top guest expenses and trade events, you can see how it easily adds up.
There are hundreds of articles online about the breakdown of cost so I won’t go into that, but with 250,000 weddings each year just a simple tenner from each wedding we play a part of could make a huge difference. To be clear, I’m not asking for £10 from each wedding or even from each of you reading this, I simply want to convey the potential…
Each wedding will have a collection of suppliers; photographers, dresses, cars, make-up, florist and venues, to name a but a few, if each of us just dropped even £1 per booking it would all add up. Imagine, £10 x 250,000 weddings, that’s £2.5 million quid without breaking a sweat!