Whilst there is often discussion about 'what to charge', we also see regularly, cheap rates being discussed for photography in general, but also often for weddings.
There must be a line between cheap and reasonable, Considering all the work that goes into photographing a wedding, and then editing those photos, along with the associated meetings with the couple, provision of photos on disk, as prints, and in album form, what would you consider to be the LOWEST price that you would pay a wedding photographer.
There must be a point at which, cheap price means cheap looking results.
So if you were planning a wedding today, what would be the cheapest price you would consider paying a wedding photographer, based on wanting good quality results, both in original image quality (compositions, focus, etc) and post processing quality. After all their must be a perceived point where value and quality meet.
The two ends of the range must have a mid-point where cheap and nasty, or over-priced, meet and offer quality and value at a reasonable price. Where do you see that price point?