So we found a photographer that we want to book for our wedding. When looking over the contract last night, it stated that they are guaranteed for up to 10 hrs with each additional hour costing $500. Our ceremony will be at 2pm and reception is schedule for 6pm-12. (There is no way of changing the ceremony time with our church). We already know we will definitely need them for more than 10 hrs. If we started getting ready 2 hrs before the ceremony that would be at Noon and now we are talking 12 hrs for a photographer. I’m assuming we’ll start getting ready well before that so now its closer to 14+hrs. When did you start getting read on your wedding day? How many hours should we plan for? I have 5 BMs, 2 mothers and 1 grandmother that will being getting ready with me. We’ll be about 15 minutes from the church. Should we have an exact number of hours listed in the contract? They have been very casual when I’ve asked them about it and say, “oh don’t worry about that, we’ll can discuss that once it gets closer to the wedding. We’ll be there all day.” I think they are sincere but I don’t want to pay the huge fee they will be charging for the contract and then get a bill for a couple thousand dollars after the wedding for additional time. Sorry for the novel... any help is greatly appreciated!!