Post # 1
Hi ladies! I am planning my Charleston wedding for next June. The budget is starting to get pretty tight and I’d love to hear any budget friendly recommendations for vendors. I still need photographer, cake and dj or band. Prefer a band but have a feeling it’s not in the budget. Any advice/recos are greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I used Amy Prikazsky as our photographer for our July wedding. She did an amazing job and seemed to be priced lower than other photographers in the area. On her website she has a list of her packages with prices http://www.amyprikazskyphotography.com/
When looking at photographers beware that some will charge an additional fee for the CD of the pictures. We got all of ours (engagement, bridal, wedding) included in our package with the printing rights.
Bands are expensive! We went with a DJ.
Post # 4
I am going with Jay Maxwell for our DJ he had very flexible packages – we picked the 495 one.
We are going to with a string duo (cello/violin) for our ceremony music with Classical Charleston – the duo is 625. There is also Palmetto strings who wanted 550 for their duo. (I gave up prettier chairs for this lol)
For cake we are going to use DeClare cakes! Best cakes I have ever tasted. We are having a lot of gum paste flowers and custom work done to ours but her classic wedding cakes are very well priced and beautiful/delicious.
For our photographer, we are using Charles Merry (cm photography) he is great! He was the best priced photographer when I was researching and his pictures are beautiful. I know he is very flexible…don’t let his packages make the decision for you. I am having a very small wedding and didn’t need the extra photographer or some of the other perks and we worked out something that would work for us at a great price! Also you own the rights to all of the pictures and you get an album + dvd.
Hope this helps!
Post # 5
We are still looking for band/DJ as well so any advice would help. I can help on the Photographer and Cake as i’ve picked those already. Looking at Jay Maxwell as possible DJ
I went a little over my budget with my photographer Chi Photography of Charleston
I went with Cakes by Kasaarda for my Cake