I'm in the not so fun part of the wedding planning process.
The part where we interview photographers and djs. They all wax poetic about what they do and how they're better and why one photo album costs $1,000 and why they charge $25 per uplight when another company includes 20 uplights for no additional charge, and they coo that I will love them because they will get to know me on a personal basis and will take all the stress out of my wedding.
Really? ALL the stress? So... they're going to start pooping money and giving it to me?
So yeah- my Blackberry has been blowing up all day to set up appointments. Looks like Monday is going to be dj showdown day at Starbucks Tri-County. Should be interesting. Do you think it would be possible to pit them against each other and have them argue into a bidding war that would unltimately end in me getting everything I want for like, no money?
I'm going to work on that.
To add to my "vendor vindiction" Bennyboo absolutely does not understand how much these things cost and almost fell off the couch when I told him the price of a particular photog;
Moi: $1500 gets you blah blah blah blah but they're only offering 4 hours of picture time at one location so we'll probably have to keep looking.
Moi: That's really a cheap one!
Boo: What do we need 4 hours for? The ceremony is only 1/2 hour and then we'll take pictures together and send them on they're way!
Moi: What!?!?!? What about the reception?!
Boo: I have never seen professional pictures of a reception!
Moi: Really? What about our first dance, the garter toss, bouquet toss, the dance with your mom, our cake cutting, our get-a-way --- not to mention the time before the wedding when we're getting ready- I want all of that
Boo: (thinking he's cute) Just hand out disposible cameras or have people take pictures on their phones
Moi: I'm going to bed.
He just doesn't get it. I'll pay for the photography myself if I have to. No way in hell am I not having a photographer all day. No way in hell.
Anyway. My lunch break is up. Gotta run.
Miss Amber Lane
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