(Closed) What are the MUST HAVES in photography wedding packages? HELP

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: What can i cut to save money from a phot package and do myself after the wedding
    ALBUM : (32 votes)
    46 %
    PRINTS : (28 votes)
    41 %
    OTHER : (9 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would definitely cut prints first.  If packages offer parent albums, I would cut those too.  You can easily make albums through Shutterfly or myPublisher that would be fine for parent albums.  I, personally, wouldn’t cut my own album though because they are made in higher quality books made for archiving so they don’t wear down over time.

    Post # 4
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    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Your poll is somewhat unclear, but I had a photographer that gave me an edited full rights high resolution DVD, and then I am planning to make photobooks using My Publisher instead of albums and print only a few copies to be framed. It was much cheaper than having the photographer do prints or provide an album. 

    It was also important to me to have a second shooter – he got lots of the candid shots and was able to get different angles during the ceremony. 

    Post # 5
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    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    The most important thing in a package is good photos.  I’m not saying you haven’t thought of this, but I see so many threads and talk to so many people that are completely caught up in stuff.  Stuff can always be purchased later.  Why not maximize the quality of the photos themselves by spending as much as you can for a good photographer (or two)?

    Post # 6
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    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I am saving money in that department by letting a very good friend do the photography for engagement photo shoowedding he wedding. She just started her ownbusiness and takes great photos

    Post # 7
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    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @continuumphotography:   +1. Even if you are set on getting prints and albums from the photographer, you can always save up after the wedding and buy them later on.

    Post # 8
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    6534 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Time, and like continuum said, good photos. I tell all my clients, TIME is the one thing you can’t ever get more of after the wedding is over. People get so caught up in big packages and having everything right then. Yes, it might cost you a little more in the long run to purchase prints, a disk, or an album after the fact, but IMO it’s better to cut those things at first to afford a great photographer than go with someone cheaper who doesn’t do great work just so you can get those extras.

    Post # 9
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    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Time, 2nd photogaphers and DVD were my must haves. Most photogs I researched didn’t include albums anyways.

    Post # 10
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    8 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Having the rights and access to the prints is the absolute most important thing you should get.  My photographer is giving me the rights to the photos.  I plan on getting prints through Target and creating my own album.  Another idea my photographer had was to wait on the album and order it with wedding money or as a 1 year anniversary gift.

    Post # 11
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    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    Definitely great photos, time, and rthe rights to the photos (: As long as we have the rights we can do prints and albums later. Time, quality, and rights are things that can’t be changed after the wedding.

    Post # 12
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    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I’d cut prints, then album. I’d keep the time and the digital photos with print rights. You can then get prints and an album later from anyone you want, but without the time, you won’t have the photos you want and without the digital images, you can’t get future prints or an album without going directly through your photographer.

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