I still had a bridal shower as a way to include people who could't attend the wedding. We however did not have a stag and doe (buck and doe, jack and jill) or one of those types of events which are common in my community. We also requested no wedding gifts from our guests as they were paying to attend. We also paid for the majority of the wedding party out fits.
I had the same situation and I was worried also, because I read with one bride that they didn't forward the paperwork or she didn't ask for it and then they showed up anyways
I personally gave them all the info they wanted to confirm my photographer is from Canada, she has a great web presence so I didn't have any issues.
When I went to the meeting with the wedding coordinator the form was there and I signed it. They did not show up.
I asked my now husband to remind me at the meeting to make sure to get this form. Our photographer has had issues when she has attended other weddings, with other photographers trying to dictate the creative shots etc. which was an issue. I was paying for mine so I didn't want anyone else in there bugging her.
This shouldn't be an issue, they take all this information before reversions, even for a-la-carted and stuff.
I don't eat gluten or red meat, I'm allergic to pork. Our photographer was a gluten free vegan and they accommodated.
Here are some photos as I've received a few requests. We haven't received them all yet, just the "sneak peak".
I am really really glad we brought our photographer Lori.
We did first look photos before the ceremony, because there isn't much time for light at that point.
Your pictures rock! We are bringing down our photographer too. What time is your ceremony? Ours is at 3, and we plan to do pictures after... we are having a cocktail hour at 5, and dinner at 6.... Do you think from 4 to 5 should be enough time for lighting?
Also, where did you eat at?