- 9 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
@MrsElopement: It seems that we will change the month to September due to work reasons. I hope that the weather is nice in September.
How long did you stay in Paris? Any suggestion of activities to do and restaurants?
Me and my fiance also noticed that about One and Only. Same spots same shots. The pictures are preaty but more expensive than all photographers I researched.
@afiggy: We were in Paris for 4 days and Rome for 4 days. I feel if you already have a ticket over there try to see another city. Who knows when you will go back??
In four days we were able to see a lot. We were able to fit more in by not waiting in lines and skipped going into some places.
If you can’t make it to Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur is much better and less crowded.
We wanted to go to Versailles but it is closed on Mondays (the only day we could go).
Definitely go to the Louvre. You will only get to see a portion but it is neat.
I highly recommend taking a boat trip on the seine at night. We did a dinner cruise and loved it but there are non dinner options as well.
Thanks for all the advice, ladies! Wow, so yeah One and Only is totally out of our league. And yes, I’ve now noticed that they do basically recreate the same shots over and over… They are beautiful but like you guys said, not much variety.
I’ve contacted one photographer that seems really good so far–again, this has just been through some emails back and forth, but her rates are really reasonable. I’m hesitant to recommend her until we have our session and get our photos back. But she’s only charging $200 (150 Euro) for a two hour couples session. If someone is interested in checking her out, PM me and I’ll give you her info.
@MrsElopement: You are awesome!!! I have been trying to decide where to elope because i wanted Paris and Fiance wanted to honeymoon in Rome. I didnt think we could do them both!!!
I wanted to know if it wasnt much trouble, how did you book you flights? Did you book online or did you go to a travel agency?
@MrsElopement: Thats not a bad price at all, our main priority was pictures so we’ve booked a London photographer for 5 hours it’ll cost us $1,500 total including his travel and 250 retouched photos and the other pictures on a private website, but this is because we’re having our ceremony on a Thursday and his rates waaaaay cheaper mon-thur.
Thank you so much for all of your comments! I am in the middle of planning my elopement in March 2013. I especially like the idea of getting a photographers friend or someone like that to do the ceremony because the celebrants and ministers I have contacted want at least $700 for a ten minute event!!! I just put down a deposit on photography with Ian Holmes. Has anyone used him before??? His prices were reasonable and I like his photojournalistic style.
Hi everyone, I am getting married with a small wedding of 20 guests in paris in jan. Can anyone refer a cheap celebrant. I just can’t justify 1000 for a 20 minute ceremony. I’ve found a beautiful chapelle for my ceremony but am stuck with a reasonably priced salon…..any reccomendations guys???? Also any contacts for hair and mak-up??? Help would be soooo appreciated :)))
@Simmie- I couldn’t find a cheap celebrant either. Ideas I’ve heard from others are asking your photographer, stylists, etc if they have a friend who might be willing to do it for cash or asking around in the classifieds. We are personally getting my dad, who is actually a minister but won’t be there that day, to tape record everything before hand. We’ll just use our phone to play it back and repeat after the pre-recorded message. It sounds a little weird I know but it’ll be nice to hear a familiar voice.
As for hair and makeup, I’m using Lexi de Rock. She’s about 200 euro for hair and makeup, and will come to your hotel. Hope that helps!
I am also having an elopement in Paris, next April. I wanted to comment on @Aicyla, because I asked for a quote from One and Only…they told me the elopement package started at 1125 euros, and 478 for each hour after the included 2.5 hours. My question is why?! It’s kind of irritating for them to increase their price so much, in the span of 3 weeks.
Any otherphotography suggestions?!
ian holmes is who we’re using!
I just wanted to suggest another great photographer, Lindsey from PictoursParis is adorable! She has teamed up with hair and makeup people. This has actually made it so much easier for me to organize my wedding.
I live in Paris, so if anybody needs advice, or help, let me know and I’ll be glad to help!
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