I am planning a mid-July wedding in Portland. The wedding is small and simple with a total budget of $4000 but I'm trying to keep it as classy, romantic, and professional as possible.
I need a DJ for 4 hours- 1 hitting "play" on ceremony music and 3 for reception actually DJing the party. I had budgeted $250 for this.
I need a photographer for 3-8 hours. The photography is really important to me; I know it is what will really matter when we look back on the wedding. I would love to have the person all day but I had budgeted $500 so I'm trying to do the best I can. I don't care about having prints, just want nice images. The lighting may be a bit difficult so need someone with some experience.
Advice? Good experiences? Bad experiences? Anything would help.
Also, I'm looking for cake (budget=$100). That's less of a priority but if you have advice there let me know!