(Closed) Budget just exploded in my face.

posted 11 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yikes! I would try Craigslist for a photographer. Try to find someone just starting out. They generally are trying to build their portfolia and keep their prices low. I found mine through my hairstylist and since she’s starting out, we got her for $650 for her 2nd best package-that’s half of what most of the photographers in my area are charging for their basic packages.

Post # 4
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m sorry, that really sucks that everything just blew up like that.  First off, can you double check with the club that your date is availabale?  If it’s not, is it possible to change the date this far out?  This way you’d still get it free.  As far as photographers go, can you post something on Craig’s List?  I’ve heard several people have done that to find reasonable photographers.  I’m assuming all you were going to get from his sister was the proofs and you’d do any editing, I’m sure you can find someone for the $800 budgeted to do that.  Hope things work out for you.

Post # 5
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

That stinks! 🙁 How set are you on having a professional photographer? Do you have a friend who is semi-handy with a camera that could take most of the posed pictures and then put disposables on the tables? That might help. Also, can you bake your own cake or have a friend do it? I’m sorry this happened!

Post # 6
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Goodness, this is just awful. I’m sorry all of it got dropped on you. I agree with the above posters about checking with the club directly if possible and scouring Craigslist. Also, check with some of the local colleges (like UCF) to see if they have photography students that want to build their portfolios.

Also, I know you said you can’t find a job — but have you thought about getting a position in the hospitality industry until you can find a “real” job? There’s enough tourism in Orlando that I would think positions would be available. Retail, theme parks or even waiting tables could help you sock away some more money just in case.

Good luck Anna, wish there was more I could do to help!

Post # 7
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Sorry – I realized you found a photographer when I read your other post.

Post # 9
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

glad you got the photos sorted out. re location: would you be willing to change your date when the clubhouse would be available? that might be your best bet.

Post # 10
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Thought on the free clubhouse: Make sure you get a confirmation in writing that you can be booked on whatever date you choose. I wouldn’t want it to be a situation where you can use it for free only if no one else wants it, like a first come first served, except that if you have money you jump to the head of the line. Good luck with everything!

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