(Closed) How to really push a bride and groom into choosing someone else…small vent

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

That is annoying. May I suggest that 3 hours of photos between your ceremony and reception is REALLY going to urk your guests.

I am doing as many photos as I can BEFORE the ceremony (any that don’t involve me and Fiance together) and then mostly just pictures of he and I for an hour between ceremony and reception. I also scheduled a cocktail hour to start 30 minutes before we get there. Waiting guests are cranky guests!

Post # 5
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

OP, are you doing a first look? (I assume so, by “as many photos as possible done before ceremony”)- in that case, an hour between ceremony/reception should be sufficient- you can get all the family photos done. We did all our bridal party pics before the ceremony.

Post # 7
933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jpalm13:  Don’t know if you need to respond to him. But all you need to say is, “I am disappointed with the quality of your communication.”  Obviously it’s not about the money to you.  (I know $200 is a lot, but it’s really a lot when compared to the expectations he set)  The first one sounds awful (regardless of his skill as a photographer). Go for the 2nd one!

Post # 9
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@jpalm13:  That’s annoying, but at least you found out about his inflexibility now and not when it was already too late!

Post # 10
933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jpalm13:  Sneaky photographers are not welcome at your wedding!

@MeiFrancis:  +1!

Post # 12
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Sounds like a simple miscommunication to me, and that you are blowing it WAY out of proportion. I think it’s safe to assume he did not think you wanted him until the END of the reception just to “hear that the couple has the reception venue for 5 hours” I would never assume that. Most brides dont get coverage to the end of the reception; just a bunch of photos of the same drunk people dancing anyway.

Long story short, you honestly just sound miffed because you’d still rather have him over the guy that you’re stuck with now and are just mad he wouldn’t lower his prices for you. Oh well, you get what you pay for.

Post # 13
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m sorry it turned out that way!  Basically you feel like it was a bait and switch…and misunderstandings like this really erode trust in a potential vendor.  It makes sense to go with a vendor who understands what you want and provides clear communication in return.

Post # 14
2488 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My photographer pulled similar crap saying on. Thing contracting another

Post # 15
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

I read this three times and still don’t really understand what you’re talking about.  We have a minimum time that we accept bookings for.  Want us for more time and that’s your choice. We let people add time to their package at any point in time.  We’d never send over a contract for a time figure they didn’t ask for.  So I don’t really get it.

Post # 16
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@continuumphotography:  +1

Ya I found this very confusing as well…

One thing you should ALWAYS remember, nothing is set in stone until its in writing in a contract. 

Hopefully this happened for a reason and the new photographer is great.  I would hate for you to have burned a bridge… Our DJ is my Fiance cousin.  He is way more than other DJs in town..we asked him before we knew that though.  Were keeping him, because we dont want to burn that bridge and something happen with the other DJ and then end up with NO Dj

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