(Closed) Hoping I didn't make a mistake!

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
330 posts
Helper bee


Overwhelmed:  3K??? What region are you and what else do you get other than rights??

Post # 4
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Is the photographer top notch? I feel like thats kind of expensive.. we are getting 2 photographers for 8 hours, 20 10×8 page book, unlimited destinations, & thumb drive with print rights for 2k.

Post # 5
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I agree that you are doing the right thing and your mom needs to stuff it. I also don’t think you necessarily got a “deal” for your photographer, but you’re not getting overcharged either (unless his/her work is total crap!!). Have you seen the photography work of the friend who volunteered to do it? My cousin is photographing our wedding, however we live in Colorado and he is in Michigan. I sent him $1000 to pay for flights, hotels, and any lenses he will need to rent. He is not charging us for any labor and will give us full rights to the photos. I think you could shop around and find someone for less than 2k if it’s really bothering you. But if you get great photos for what you’ve paid, than you haven’t wasted a dime!! And I also balk at wedding costs! Our is nearing 10k and our original budget was 5k. Yikes!! 

Post # 6
1772 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Are you talking to your Future Mother-In-Law about your vendors and costs like you’re talking abt your photographer here?  If so, then you’re probably making your Future Mother-In-Law think you’re reconsidering your vendors and want/need help to find the best deals.  

If you want her to stop getting vendor quotes, you should probably not talk about the cost of vendors (or she’ll try to beat the price) or about your doubts with vendors (or she’ll try to find you ones you like more).  Instead, maybe limit your discussion of vendors or try to sound more confident and only tell her things like – my hair trial was perfect, so glad I’ve found the perfect hairstylist and booked them.  If you’re already doing that & she’s still getting quotes, you can just tell her you’ve got vendors handled and politely ask her not to keep doing that (or maybe have your Fiance let her know that).

Post # 7
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

mrsaxachef:  That’s pretty standard, and a relatively good price for people in her area (I live a couple hours away).  Sucks, doesn’t it!  I’m paying the same, and that cost does not include an album or anything.

Post # 8
3026 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Tell your Future Mother-In-Law to STOP.SHOPPING. Explain gently that, for example, she has inadvertantly caused this issue with your makeup person.

RE: photography– have you seen your guest/friend’s work?

I’m having a friend do mine and I know I’m in good hands, but if this is something essential to you, you need to make sure. What kind of portfolio does your friend have? Personaly I think 3K is a LOT, but I am also possibly the cheapest person on the planet.

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