(Closed) Freaking out about the photog?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

It’s a lot of money that your spending! I always freak out when making big purchases. My husband and I just bought a new computer over the weekend and I was like, "Yikes…there goes $1,000 just like that!" Meanwhile, we’re in search of a house, so I can’t imagine writing the check for the downpayment. That is going to be crazy.

So I completely understand. You found a great deal with your photographer though! My guy also started with me at 7:30 when I was getting ready and was the last to leave with me and my hubby at the end of the night. You don’t usually find that very often, so when you do, gobble it up and brag to all of your friends about how great he is!!! Just breathe into a paper bag as you’re writing the check

Post # 4
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209 posts
Helper bee

It is always a nervous feeling when you get past the $1000 threshold for any product or service.  But from the sound of your post, you found a phenomenal photographer!  So now just relax that you found one of the most important vendors already!

  

Post # 6
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30 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

KB – I am right there with you. I’m 7 months into planning so I’ve calmed down a bit, but each time I’ve made a deposit I have felt like I could throw up. My Fi and I are paying for the wedding so every last penny being spent is painful as our money is very precious to us.  We work hard and have been saving hard… and we’re constantly in fear of me losing my job since I work in an auto related industry. It’s very scary.

The one “investment” that really had me freaking out was hiring our wedding film makers. Initially I never wanted video because I wasn’t really into traditional wedding videography. Then I saw wedding cinematic filmmakers on all these wedding blogs. Fell in love. Next thing you know I’m calling the top filmmakers in our area to film our wedding. Not only did this add to our budget, but it was a splurge. Almost a third of our overall budget. Yes, I’m crazy and my Fi is crazy to not tell me “no”. Just like your photographer, these guys are everything I could ask for in a vendor. But despite this being something I really want, I also have a lot of reservations and doubts. I hope and pray that I made the right decision. I hope and pray that they are great to work with on my wedding day. I hope and pray the end result of our movie trailer and dvd brings me to tears each time I watch it. I really, really don’t want to look back in regret

Forking over hundreds and thousands of dollars is a big deal. But this is it. It’s our one big day to spend a little extra money. I keep reminding myself that things always have a funny way of working out. I also ask myself – in 5 years will I still feel the pain of spending so much money? In 10? In 20? Probably not. But I will have great memories and they will be captured forever in photos and video.

I think your freak out is completely normal. You are definitely not alone. I’m finally starting to get excited for the wedding and I’m also looking forward to relax and go back to my normal life…wedding planning is a beast. Good luck!

Post # 7
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1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It is so scary, but when I was searching for my photographer, I met some really crazy ones that made me feel sick to think about paying them. So when I found the one!, I was so happy to put a down payment on him. I’m so excited to work with him that day, and the money is a lot granted but I feel so much better knowing it’s someone who is extremly professional.

 You could also post who you hired on the local boards and see if anyone else has hired them, that might reassure you!

Post # 9
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79 posts
Worker bee

as a photographer, this business is all about good word of mouth….

 looking at websites doesnt give you a clue as to whether the person is friendly, easy to work with, punctual, etc….you only gain this information either by yourself, or finding people who have used him in the past!

 

Post # 11
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209 posts
Helper bee

Have you and the photog decided on a date to meet up in person? 

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