Originally Posted by kshows03
For girls worries about the Red aisle runner, I have already talked to my WC about it. My colors are pink and lime green so there is NO WAY in heck I am having a red aisle runner....though it looks really pretty in other peoples pictures. My wedding corrdinator said that they do not have a white one as an alternate, you will have to bring your own. The Red on they have is approximately 59' x 5'. (Pretty dang big). I have found a place (www.chapelrunners.com) that now have them cheaper than I have seen them for $109 (50' x 3') or $129 (75' x 3'). This comes with a custom monogram on it and free shipping (to the US). I have also seen them at Wal-Mart believe it or not for $20.00 for plain white (not sure on the lengeth).
Also, I still have not chosen a photographer!! Yikesss!! We were just going to go with a larger package from the people the Royal provides "Funever" but I looked at their website and was so disappointed. I am a picture freak, and I would die if we had bad wedding photos. We had pretty bad engagement photos....so now I am super sensative to it! Anyone have a quote from Ivan?
Also I was thinking for those who say your photog can't go into the room with you, if you are getting the package, you could just use the photographer that comes with the package and use him/her for that hour or two and then when the ceremony is starting, you can use your "real" photographer. Just a thought! I still need to decide what in the heck I am going to do!
Hey! If you're interested in a Houston photographer - I absolutely love mine!! His name is Steve Lee, www.steveleeweddings.com, you can even find him on FB. He just shot some fun engagement pics. His office is in the Heights. He has a destination package. You don't have to pay separately for his room and flight - it's all built into the package. His pricing is around the same level as Elizabeth Medina and possibly Ivan. The best part is - he has shot at The Royal before and knows the layout. He has alot of stuff built into the package - all I added to mine were bridal portraits and an engagement signing book.
I included him as my guest and he's staying at The Royal - so no vendor fee! YAY!! I asked my WC if we can have everyone in my room 4hrs before wedding starts bc we plan on taking pictures before the ceremony starts and she said no problem.
I have a few girlfriends that know someone or have used him and their photos are amazing. He's really easy going and loves the creative stuff. For our engagement session we're going to Forbidden Gardens in Katy wearing traditional asian dress and then going to chinatown off of Bellaire for fun shots in normal clothes. We're doing a theme, East meets West.
I also know of another photograher, her name is Dianna, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.karellephotography.com, office is in Spring area. She does alot of destinations and is very reasonably priced.
Let me know if you want more info on either of them.