So got engaged a few months ago and am trying to get this shin-dig planned!
I have my venue (Taber Ranch!)
, close to getting my caterer, although I'm totally up for referrals if you have any. I am CLOSE to booking Anita Martin. I've seen her work and think it all looks great.
I'm hoping you all can give me some more insight/reassurance/guidance on this decision. I want to make sure I have the best my budget allows. I started my photography budget at $2k. Although I'd like to stay there, I think I'm comfortable going to $2,500. Please tell me if you think she's the best of the best and if not, who is?? I want it all in that package. The 8 hours or so of wedding coverage, engagement session, the disc of images of course, and maybe an extra thrown in like a guest book or large framed picture.
Also, if my ceremony is at 5pm. What time should my photographer be at the ceremony site to start shooting the bridal party getting ready, the group, etc. And, how long should I have the photographer there throughout the reception? Is it important they stay til the end or is that completely unneccessary?
Sorry for the long post... but I need some help making decision!!
Thank you all so much!