(Closed) Dream venue is under budget!

posted 4 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
Member
8159 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

if the better photography package is more important to you, then spend it there.

i would use that money on something that was out of budget but felt was very important to have,

Post # 4
Member
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

@Soon2BD-CBee thats FAB news!! congrats!! did you get the date you wanted too?

we managed to save £1000 by being sent the wrong contract paperwork! LOL!! we used the saved money as a buffer for the rest of the budget … and i added a few hundred to my dress budget! 🙂

Post # 7
Hostess
14026 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Wow, that is so lucky! Photos were really important to us, so we splurged on them. If they’re important to you, it may be a great use of the money!

Post # 9
Member
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Soon2BD-CBee:  I’m camera shy as well, and am spending extra on photos. For a little more money we were able to find someone who does really great work.  I feel like with their skill they will be able to capture those moments when I actually look good for candid shots, and can get some good posed shots out of me.  Plus we are getting the digital rights to all the photos from the whole day (that’s a lot of photos) so I’ll have a lot to pick from.  Photos are one of the few parts of the wedding you will be looking at for the rest of your life, I say spend more and make sure they’re good.

Post # 10
Member
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Soon2BD-CBee:  I was going to say, anytime anything came under budget, it felt like 3 more things were over budget, so I’d save it!

Post # 13
Member
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Soon2BD-CBee:  We looked through probably 100 photographers online and had a list of maybe 20 that we actaully liked.  After getting prices only 2 were in our budget (even with our increased “spluge” budget).  We met one of them and our personalities just totally klicked, he seemed like someone we would be friends with.  We got lucky, because if we didn’t like them we would have kept hunting.  You can tell a lot about a photographers personality from their website (how they write their bio, photo style, etc) so that helped us weed out some people early on.

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