(Closed) How soon before your date did you book a photog?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We just found ours–it’s MOH’s hubby! 🙂 So, about 14 months in advance.

 

EDIT: I put an ad on Craigslist at the beginning of August but started looking in May.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We booked ours RIGHT after we got engaged (14 months out). She set our date for us because she only had one date available in the month we wanted, and we knew we wanted to use her.

I’d say start contacting them now. The good ones book up fast!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

we started looking right after we got engaged (11 months out). we booked our photographer about 10 months out. i would recommend looking and booking soon since it looks like you’re getting married on a popular date.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I booked at 10 months out. We were engaged on Dec. 25, picked our date around the begining of Jan. Went to a bridal show, met them and booked a few weeks later.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Book right away. The good ones get taken quickly.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Right after the engagement, which was 9 months out

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We booked ours a year and four months prior to our date.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think we had our photog before we had our venue! So probably about 2 weeks after being engaged!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We booked our well over a year before our wedding, but honestly I wish I had waited and done more research.  Its one of the decisions I really regret, so I def reccomend doing lots of research!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We booked ours within a month after we got engaged which was two years out. The photographer I had my heart set on was already booked so that made us start looking right away.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We booked ours about a year out and I am very excited to work with them!  I know they had another couple inquiring about our date as we were working out the details of the contract, so don’t wait too long if you really want a particular photographer!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We started looking in January and our wedding is December 31. We had our photographer booked by the first of Feburary (11 months before the wedding).

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We booked ours when we got engaged and he was the first vendor we booked.  27 months out.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

we got engaged back in March and just booked our photographer over Labor Day.  We are getting married next Labor Day weekend so a year out.

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