Thursday, October 11, 2012

dollar signs ($$$)

Seriously, every time I think about the fact that we need to book our engagement photos by next month, put down our deposit for our venue and save enough to move by the end of December... all I see is $$$$$ (all while suffering heart palpitations and the panicked thought that we are going to have to move our wedding to 2014).

But, in all seriousness, that might actually be what happens.  Nick has a potential job opportunity that would take him to a different city for 6 months... I would probably have to stay here since my job is here and we would need both career incomes for the wedding.  This means that we would have to push the wedding back since moving it up is out of the question due to finances.  The uncertainty is so stressful, but we literally have to take it one step at a time.  His second interview is this Monday.  I'm doubting we will know for sure what our future will look like until the end of this year.

Regardless of the fact, our engagement photos do still have to be taken in December.  We are planning on going to Disneyland to take them and I want the Christmas decor in the background.  So, my questions is...

How much is too much to spend on engagement photography?

The photographer we are considering is amazing!  But, as the saying goes... you get what you pay for, and she costs a pretty penny (not to mention the fact that we need to purchase admission to the parks, hotel and food for both her and us)!  The other photographer we have spoken with costs $150 less, but her work falls into the great, but not out of this world category.  Is it worth the extra dough to get what we want?


Leigh-Ann said...

For me personally, the pictures are a huge deal, because that is what I will have to look back on my special day. All the photographers that I really like cost a pretty penny, but I think if we try to cut the costs elsewhere we will be able to do it. Although some photographers have deals. One lady is offering a free engagement session if we book her within the week, and another lady is offering 30% off her packages if we book with her by a certain date.

I totally understand where you are coming from though on the money, and possibly having to delay the wedding even further. I had been pretty stressed out for the past several months, because we had not set a date or figured out where we were going to get married etc. Originally we wanted to get married in October 2012 but then we pushed it back and wanted to at least getting married in December 2012. Eventually we had to push it back to Spring. I don't have a lot of time to plan, but I think we will manage.

Trying to fit everything into our wedding budget is soooo stressful. Luckily my sister has been helping me plan and find vendors etc so that helps take the edge off some.

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