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#1021 saramatthews

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    Posted 30 January 2015 - 10:29 AM

    @JenniferH114 totally makes sense. We only had the photographer come 30 minutes early to the room because we didn't want to pay for the extra hours. She came at 2pm photgrapher for about 30 minutes...then went to the pier to get the shots ahead fo the ceremony and we got married at 3pm. If you have the photgrapher coming that early you definitely may want to go earlier :)



    #1022 Sabes44

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    Posted 30 January 2015 - 11:01 AM

    @saramatthews  that is what I was thinking with the photographer.  Doing 30 min of getting ready shots (I don't care about those shots too much) and then a 30 min first look.  Did you do a first look too?  The photographer said 30 min of getting ready shots is not enough, but I have seen it done and it works.  Maybe more time for the first look so we have more time to spend with our guests....



    #1023 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 31 January 2015 - 09:08 AM

    @saramatthews that is what I was thinking with the photographer. Doing 30 min of getting ready shots (I don't care about those shots too much) and then a 30 min first look. Did you do a first look too? The photographer said 30 min of getting ready shots is not enough, but I have seen it done and it works. Maybe more time for the first look so we have more time to spend with our guests....

    Just jumping in. We had scheduled 'getting ready shots' for 1 hour. By the time she came from the boys room we had maybe 45 mins. I'm trying to recall if I actually
    had the whole 45 mins as I know the shuttle came for our 3pm ceremony and it
    Takes 10 mins but did we start on time? Lol. So my feelings are if you want only 30 mins it will work if it's a full 30 mins of pictures. If half of that is getting you to the ceremony/ first look site you may be disappointed. She took some getting ready, some of my special items, some of me and the girls and some of me alone. These are some of my most favorite shots. I think you'll appreciate them too :)

    I had the opposite problem. They wanted us to start at 11 for 3pm. And I made them switch it to 10!! Which a small lunch in there we didn't get back to the room until 130-140 and photographer came for 215 ish. Thankfully I changed my times. I had 4 of us for hair and makeup.


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    #1024 Giocivs88

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    Posted 31 January 2015 - 04:37 PM

    so i just spoke to jessica because i wanted to see what were my option for centerpieces, the ones they offer go up to 145 dollars if you want nice ones....since I'm going to have a lot of guests i thought maybe if i did a single vase with a single flower under water that would be cheaper.... i sent her these pics 

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    so she replied to me saying they come up to 145 dollars as well  :(

    what did you, or are going to do for centerpieces girls? i need ideas and quotes :( help , my wedding is in 4 months 



    #1025 Giocivs88

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    Posted 31 January 2015 - 05:42 PM

    also has anyone ever used elisabeth medina for photographer? heard she's really good.



    #1026 upstatekj

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    Posted 02 February 2015 - 10:09 AM

    so i just spoke to jessica because i wanted to see what were my option for centerpieces, the ones they offer go up to 145 dollars if you want nice ones....since I'm going to have a lot of guests i thought maybe if i did a single vase with a single flower under water that would be cheaper.... i sent her these pics 

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    so she replied to me saying they come up to 145 dollars as well  :(

    what did you, or are going to do for centerpieces girls? i need ideas and quotes :( help , my wedding is in 4 months 

    did you ask for a specific type of flower? perhaps it's the vase rental that increases the price?



    #1027 JenniferH114

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    Posted 02 February 2015 - 10:12 AM

    @Giocivs88 - We are renting three sets of the vases in the last photo you posted (or the equivalent) and Jessica said it'd only be $12 per set ($4 per vase). We are making our own centerpieces though, so we are literally just renting the empty vases.

     

    Here's what we are doing:

     

    Centerpiece made by my mom :)

    Edited by JenniferH114, 02 February 2015 - 10:16 AM.


    #1028 upstatekj

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    Posted 02 February 2015 - 10:12 AM

    also has anyone ever used elisabeth medina for photographer? heard she's really good.

    I remember reading earlier in this thread that girls have used her and loved it. I contacted her and she is pricier than a few others - a 6 hour shoot is $5250. her photos are pretty amazing.



    #1029 JenniferH114

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    Posted 02 February 2015 - 10:16 AM

    @upstatekj @Giocivs88 - I thought her photos looked really great, but her prices were really high. We weren't looking to skimp on pictures but $5000+ is over double what other photogs we liked were charging., Plus we knew we wanting the six hour shoot to capture the whole day.


    Edited by JenniferH114, 02 February 2015 - 10:16 AM.


    #1030 hapykat

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    Posted 02 February 2015 - 12:05 PM

    @saramatthews
    Hi I was wondering if the makeup artist did any contouring? Also what did you use for your ceremony songs? How many do we need? I'm not really sure? The groom and ushers will be waiting, so then we need one for the bridal party then another one for myself?




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