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...are you treating them like a guest? I know we will provide seats for them at dinner, but should we leave an OOT bag in their room? Should we invite them to our group activities (welcome dinner? rehearsal? excursions?) I'm interested to know how you are and are not including them.

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I am planning on doing things for my photographers... I think I will do a modified OOT bag - something not so expensive as the others! And I will definitly invite them to the rehearsal dinner! Mine will be taking photos I'm sure but I also hope they stop and eat with us. The more you get to know them before the wedding the better your photos will be!

 

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...are you treating them like a guest? I know we will provide seats for them at dinner, but should we leave an OOT bag in their room? Should we invite them to our group activities (welcome dinner? rehearsal? excursions?) I'm interested to know how you are and are not including them.



 

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I know I will! It's best to work with someone that you know for sure will give you the final outcome at its best!

 

Somewhat out of the topic...is anyone here bringing their own hair and make up artist? I saw online a Rona Basa from Luxe Image that travels on location and does destination weddings. Her site is super chic and cute: www.luxe-image.com and her reviews are amazing! But, I wanted to see if anyone else had an opinion or other recs...

 

Thanks all!

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I think that would be a nice gesture if they're staying through the wedding events.  It would be much like a vacation for them too and I'm sure they'd feel very special to be a part of the day as more than the photographer.  And then, they may possibly take pictures at your other events if you just invite them, which would be great for you.

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I agree, I think they should be treated like a guest.  The more you include them prior to your wedding the better connection you will have with them when it comes to photographs on your wedding day.  Also, they are coming all this way, possibly alone, and it would be nice to include them in things.

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Our photog is a guest first and photog second.  He's a friend so we want him to be a guest as well.  It's somewhat different than the normal situation but he's still being paid for his services so I have high expectations.  I hope we get our $$ worth.

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We're doing a combination of the two.  We're bringing a married photography couple down with us.  We never met them prior to our engagement session, so they are not friends by any means! Not that we don't enjoy their presence!

 

We're going to leave them a modified OOT bag and definitely invite them to the rehearsal dinner/welcome dinner (which they will be shooting as well).  We'll have seats and plates for them at the rehearsal and reception.  That being said, we're paying $70 per person for our guests to go on a catamaran excursion that includes snorkelling, Dunn's River Falls and a booze cruise on the way home.  We have decided that considering the price, we won't be inviting them to that.  Do you think that's rude of us? Perhaps it will serve as a day away from all of us for them to relax as well! 

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...are you treating them like a guest? I know we will provide seats for them at dinner, but should we leave an OOT bag in their room? Should we invite them to our group activities (welcome dinner? rehearsal? excursions?) I'm interested to know how you are and are not including them.

 

Yeah, but she's also someone who went to highschool with FH =)

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Sorry to piggyback on this thread but I had a question for you guys! I met with my photographers yesterday, and they were asking about somewhere at the resort to store all of their equipment.  I hadn't even thought of this!  Just wondering if your resorts have given you access to the hotel safes or other safe storing locations? We have safes in the rooms, but those wouldn't accommodate more than one camera! Just wondering if anyone else has had to troubleshoot this issue?

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