Congrats KateMonkeyy and Futurefiler87!
When is the right time to find/book a photographer? For me photography is one of the most important things, but my fianc© actually said he wouldn't mind if we didn't have one at all. I've already requested quotes as the best ones are getting snapped up as we speak, right?
I feel like such a bridezilla whenever I discuss the whole photographer thing with my FI. He says he wants to give me the wedding of my dreams but I can see he really doesn't want to spend the money on photography that I do.. if it were anything else I'd be happy to compromise but I'm just not finding any "budget" photogs with the style I'm looking for. Oh well, here's hoping he just doesn't have the heart to say no in the end. (Oh, the guilt!)
About the venue and why it's "the one": I have a million gorgeous wedding visions that I could have happily gone with, so when picking our destination and the venue I kept going back to my extremely laid back fianc© in my head and thinking about where he'd be the most comfortable and enjoy himself. Once we'd picked Tulum, I just made a list of all even remotely possible options and started crossing them off my list. Ana y Jos© ended up meeting the most of our requirements (even though they're getting increasingly bad reviews on TripAdvisor now..). If my fianc© was as much of a wedding freak as I am, we would have gotten totally and absolutely overwhelmed with choice.