(Closed) budget crisis, need help!

posted 12 years ago in Money
Post # 17
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1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Putting your reception 2 hours away from your ceremony would make it so that most people would only go to one or the other. Thats a huge distance.

Also, if you’ve already mailed STD’s or Invites – it’s improper to take back the invite (or STD as it were).  I’ve sent STD’s to people I’d love to "b" list but can’t now.

What I would suggest is changing your food options to a buffet, maybe a pot luck done by the family. I went to a wedding once where the whole thing was 2 banquet tables full of hand made southern food and it was amazing and so much fun!

As for the photograper, all the options handed out by the gals are great – but please remember, you will get what you pay for – so don’t expect to get $5,000 phtos for $500, up and comers are still learning and building a portfolio so the margin for little errors is greater. I’ve been in the photography industry for over 10 years.

When you do meet with a photog, ask to see a full wedding they have done – anyone can take 2-3 great shots and put them on a web site, you want to see the whole day and see what they caught! Just a tip 🙂

 

Good lukc, it will all work out in the end!  

Post # 18
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28 posts
Newbee

I would try looking for a photog where you have to only pay for their services and for the photos, instead of opting for an all-inclusive package that includes albums etc.  you can always buy and create albums later on when your budget allows for it. 

 i agree with the other responses – cutting your guest list should probably be your last option.  maybe there are other little things you cuold cut back on?

 

Post # 19
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26 posts
Newbee

Try Huy Phan (http://www.huyphan.com).  He’s based out of Sacramento and has great prices that definitely fit within your budget and he’s willing to travel throughout the Bay Area! 

Post # 20
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148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

My fiance is a great amateur-looking-to-become-professional photographer (he has all the nice equipment) and he’d be very interested in shooting your wedding for a very low price.  Message me if you’re interested.

Post # 22
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2008

YOU MUST CHECK OUT AMBER from http://www.artisticimagerypro.com

SHE IS AMAZING!!! Did I say she is AMAZING?!!!

Her base price is $2500, but she includes 2 photographers and an e-photo session!

If you end up using her, please tell her that Mary referred you!

Post # 23
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5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I CALLED LOCAL WEDDING PLANNERS AND ASKED FOR CHEAP WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS AND MINE ACTUALLY WORKED AT A UNIVERSITY AND PHOTOGRAPHED THE SPORTS EVENTS AND SHE WAS AWESOME IT WAS 1500 DOLLARS WE GOT 10 CDS WITH ALL RIGHTS JUST AS IF YOU WOULD TAKE THEM AND THEN A MINIUM OF A 1000 PICTURES TOOK AND THEN WE GOT 3 COPIES OF EACH PHOTO AND THEN SHE PUT ONE COPY IN PHOTO ALBUMS THAT MATCHED OUR WEDDING COLORS… SHE ALSO HAD PACKAGES FOR 500 AND UP 1500… SO I WOULD SAY CALL THE LOCAL UNIVERSITIES AND ASK THEM IS ANYONE DOES WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHING AS A SIDE JOB OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT

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