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Hi Ladies - when do you plan on booking your photographer?  Is this something that I need to have done almost a year in advance or can I wait until closer (about 6 mos.) to book someone? 

 

I'm also struggling with the cost!  I requested some quotes and all of the photographers I like are in the $2500-3000 range.  Is that normal?  Any advice on how to make it more affordable?

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I guess it depends on your location. I know April and May are busy for weddings in many locations, so we booked our photographer way in advance. It worked out to be $1400 for three hours, based on an hourly rate, so I guess it depends how long you want them there. I'm OCD and I booked way early so that I knew I'd get my choice! :-)

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I found that a lot of the photographers came in at that price or higher as well. When and where are you gettiing married? I booked Genevieve Albert for my  wedding on April 18 in Cuba, and she can only do one Cuban wedding a year, but I know she is open to booking other destinations if the dates work out. Her rates are fantastic and she does great work. http://www.genevievealbert.com/  I know that she is taking other bookings as well so it might not be a bad idea to book a photographer early once you find one that you like so that you're not disappointed. Good luck!
 

Originally Posted by IliaPSU View Post

Hi Ladies - when do you plan on booking your photographer?  Is this something that I need to have done almost a year in advance or can I wait until closer (about 6 mos.) to book someone? 

 

I'm also struggling with the cost!  I requested some quotes and all of the photographers I like are in the $2500-3000 range.  Is that normal?  Any advice on how to make it more affordable?



 

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Hi there! I had no idea it was that pricey as well until I started really researching. Photography is one of the most important things for me (long after the dress, favors, and fun are over, it's all we'll have!) so we splurged & went with Del Sol. But I will say I did a LOT of hunting, & there are some really great, affordable ones. Sascha Gluck, Ivan Luckie, & Juan Navarro have great work, so check them out to see if their prices are in your range! Check out the Vendors section and reviews on this site - I found it helpful. Good luck!

 

 

Originally Posted by IliaPSU View Post

Hi Ladies - when do you plan on booking your photographer?  Is this something that I need to have done almost a year in advance or can I wait until closer (about 6 mos.) to book someone? 

 

I'm also struggling with the cost!  I requested some quotes and all of the photographers I like are in the $2500-3000 range.  Is that normal?  Any advice on how to make it more affordable?



 

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We are waiting for the final confirmations but we have chosen April 20th with the ceremony at Majestic Colonial followed by dinner and reception on La Barcaza (the wedding boat)!  Its getting pretty real now! So excited!

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Congrats!! The reception on the wedding boat sounds exciting :)
 

 

Originally Posted by hatfiehm View Post

We are waiting for the final confirmations but we have chosen April 20th with the ceremony at Majestic Colonial followed by dinner and reception on La Barcaza (the wedding boat)!  Its getting pretty real now! So excited!



 

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Hi Ladies!

Congrats to all the April 2012 brides! I am also an April 2012 bride as well. The date that we've chosen is April 14, 2012 at either the Excellence Playa Mujeres, Casa Velas Boutique Hotel or the Playa Fiesta Beachclub hotel. Have you ladies heard anything about these two? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

 

 

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A wedding boat reception??? That's so cool!!! Do you mind me asking who expensive that was? Did you pay per person? Feel free to PM me if you don't want to post it!! Thanks!! Best of luck with that!!

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How exciting Ali! I'm working on the invitations now which will go out next month. I've been checking if airfare has come out and by next week. Our airfare should be out. It's all coming together :)

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