(Closed) How much more can this bride take

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011


I am sorry you are having all of this drama.

No, $1,0000 is not too much for a photographer. It just depends on what you are getting in the photography package. Depending on where you live, photography can be and is much higher.

Post # 4
532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m paying more than $1000 for my photographer, and I think that I am getting an awesome deal. Most photographers that I looked into were a lot more expensive. So I don’t think that $1000 for a photographer is too much.

Post # 5
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I paid $1700 for my photographer and that was a really good deal (which did not even include album). I don’t think you are going to find a professional for much less than that…Sometimes there are amateur/student photographers that post in the classifieds here or on craiglist that would be willing to do it for free just for the experience.

Post # 6
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

Hi there – I don’t think that $1,000 is too much for a photographer, but it all depends on your budget. Can you afford a photographer for $1,000? I think it’s a reasonable price based on the average, but it has to be the right price for you.

I hope things look up for you. Just keep your eye on the prize! Your wonderful soon to be husband as well as a beautiful wedding!

Post # 8
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think I paid $1500 for my photographer, but I got an excellent deal b/c she was a long time friend from way long ago. 

I’m sorry your stressing so bad.  I know it sounds so cliche’, but after the wedding, the little things won’t matter.  I found out two nights before the wedding the Bridesmaid or Best Man (brother of DH) was going to wear a purple shirt (my wedding color) to surprise me.  I was LIVID…I am a total Type A control freak and the idea of someone making a decision like that for my wedding drove me nuts.  Thankfully, I didn’t say anything to him and didn’t torment my Darling Husband…too bad.  Now, I could careless what color his shirt was or how the little details of my reception turned out.  Just try to focus your time and energy on finding a photographer b/c that is super important and try not to let the rest get to you…I know, easier said that done πŸ™‚

Post # 9
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

*HUGS*  I am so sorry that you are going through a lot right now.  I hope things will turn out better.

Paying $1000 is definitely not a lot.  I am paying $2000 for mine (including the album) and that’s actually a good deal in my area.  The photographer is a friend so he lowered his price for me.  I know that it’s almost too impossible to find a photographer for $500 but have you tried a student photographer?  Maybe somebody that’s just starting up and might want to use your wedding for his portfolio?

Good luck, dear! πŸ™‚

Post # 10
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am sorry for all the drama, I often wish someone could have warned me how dramatic planning a wedding could be.  In the end, it is your wedding filled with your decisions.  Input is appreciated, but in many cases does not have to be followed (there are always exceptions though!) and I think you just need to remind yourself of that.  I just got back from a week of vacation with my FBIL/FSIL and I can’t tell you how many times I heard that spending more than 4k on a wedding was ridiculous (because their friends in a rural area had a daughter do just that) and how they hoped their sons didn’t end up with a girl who thought she needed a 10k+ wedding.  Uncomfortable!  Smile, take a deep breath, take a break if need be.  There will be better days!

Post # 12
2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Hmmm….does she have a physical portfolio you can look at?
I’m so sorry all this is happening honey. It totally blows. (((HUGS)))
But the good news is that your partner is proving to be a wonderful man who will stick by you….so you have the comfort of knowing that you’re right to be marrying him.

Post # 13
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m so, so sorry hun πŸ™ This is awful. But, you’ll get through it! We all do πŸ™‚ Just keep venting to the hive, ’cause it totally helps!

And about the photographer, umm … we paud $5K for ours πŸ™‚ But all the ones we looked at were well over $1,000. I would think anything under $2,000 is a deal. When your family asks about it, simply say, “The photos are the one thing that will live on forever after the wedding, and I think it’s worth the investment, and I’d rather not talk about it further if you’ll continue to disagree.”

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