Favourite photographer is already booked!

posted 4 months ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Just change the date at your venue and let your overseas guests know ASAP. You are 21 months out, I doubt anyone has bought a plane ticket.

Post # 3
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Busy bee

Can you ask for a referral from the photographer you loved?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

It’s so far out, I think moving it a week will give people PLENTY of time travel arrangements.

We had a date booked and then our reception venue we went with, between our consult on a Friday and reaching out to book on the following Monday, a government group booked the venue for our date!  Luckily they had the week before open, and it was so far out that our church could change the date (it was 1.5 years out roughly).

If your heart is set on the photographer and they have availability a different week, I’d say DO IT!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

want to add: And hopefully far enough out the venue can change as well… so call the venue first to see if they can change the date before changing it with your guests and booking the photographer, obviously!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Yes, and she recommended another photographer she used to work with.  We ended up going with the photographer she recommended and the photos turned out beautifully.  She had a lot of great ideas, too. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

As PPs have stated, I DOUBT anyone has made any plans or travel arrangements this far out, so changing dates wouldn’t be that big of a deal.

I would check with VIPs though to make sure the new date doesn’t conflict with any of their future plans, but if the photog is that important to you, I would adjust the date.

and of course make sure the venue is available prior to making any changes.

Post # 8
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Honey bee

 Most airlines and hotels don’t make reservations 21 months out so you are safe to move the date.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

Just change the date.  At 21 months out, no one has even thought about making any plans yet for your wedding.  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

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Bee2Be21 :  I’m sure they have thought about it, but it’s way too early for them to start booking things.  You have time to move the date around.  

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2020

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Bee2Be21 :  Not sure exactly where you are located but you can try google https://www.google.com/streetview/contacts-tools/ you might be lucky to find someone near you.

When you find one, you may want to consider using https://www.theonlinewedding.com/en to keep your wedding memories in pictures and videos, invite friends and family to view these memories and comment on your memories.  

I wish you all the best

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you love her either change your date, or inquire if she has a referral for someone similar. Whenever I’m booked I always refer a couple of diffrent photographers I’m close with who have a similar style, personality, and price-point.

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