Seems to me that the outside vendor fees only applied to the photographer, because they have a contract with the Photo company. I know I've heard (earlier in this thread) that people have used Planner1 Events and other outside services for decorating, flowers etc. and they weren't charged any outside fees. I don't even think they needed a day pass. I'm at work so I don't have time to search back, might be worth taking a search of this thread though!
Originally Posted by Brenners
There will be fees for any outside vendor you use plus a day pass for each person. You cannot customize the packages at all so I understand your frustration. I have the same concerns.