I just found a new cool blog called Pretty Chicky – which is this cute little gathering place for brides on budgets. Great “real weddings” with budget breakdowns and budget tips makes it an excellent resource for brides planning their big day (ah-hem, like myself!).

Anyways, I saw this super cute “real budget” posted from uber cute couple Ashley and Brandon (with photography by  Jaime Smith Photography & Allison Labine Photography) and in the brides tips, she gave this super important nugget of wisdom:

If you can splurge, do it here:  Photography!!!  I can’t emphasize that enough.  The photos are all you’ll have left after the wedding is over so don’t skimp in this area!  They’re a physical representation of your memories and something you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives.  I’ve heard/read so many horror stories from other brides who hired the cheapest person they could find only to end up with terrible pictures or, in some cases, none at all and it was devastating.  Don’t let that happen to you.

Great advice, even if I am a little biased!