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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 14th 2015
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    I'm a tiny bit worried, I thought it was standard that you paid for Photographer up front and was fine. And with the time coming up to pay final payments etc, was going through everything with my mum and she flipped out at the idea of paying a photographer up front.
    Saying what if the photos are rubbish, or they don't show etc

    And now I'm worried, is it standard?
    What has everyone else done?

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    • CommentAuthorMrsRobson2Be
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    I've paid in full, but you've now got me wondering the same!!
    It makes sense to pay once you've seen the finished album, but it never crossed my mind when booking.
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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    I think it's standard to be honest..... We got our invoice and 6 months to the day of the wedding 50% of what remains has to be paid and 2 weeks before we pay the rest......

    I know what your saying with regards to what if the photos are not up to scratch but unfortunately this is a risk we take.

    As for the no show, that's why I chose someone who attends all the local wedding fairs and is reputable and our venues main supplier if you like.

    It's too important to scrimp at or not go with someone named in my opinion...

    I'm sure you will be absolutely fine, you're just worrying as its so close. Please don't worry x

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    We paid up front. Paid deposit at time of booking then the final balance about 6 weeks before the wedding.

    My sister did the same for her wedding and she used a different photographer.

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    i paid pretty much everything upfront. same time frame as IDL. Its just the norm.

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    Most pay up front, it's the only way of assuring they do get paid. They wouldn't want to do the job and then the couple not pay them, not that you would do that, but some might. Then unfortunately it is a risk you have to take regarding how good they come out. You've obviously picked that one as the pics are good though.

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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    Ours was 50% to book and confirm our day and the rest is paid on collection of the albums xx

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    • LynneN78
      CommentAuthorLynneN78
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    Ours is deposit and then pay in full once photos are ready and we're happy with them.
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    I think it's fairly standard. Most of our suppliers require the balance however many weeks before the wedding or on the day xx

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    We paid a £200 deposit and the rest is due 2 weeks before th date, this seems to be standard.

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    • KatieH
      CommentAuthorKatieH
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    We have paid a deposit on booking then have to pay the balance a month before the wedding.

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    • Myranny
      CommentAuthorMyranny
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    That's pretty standard, we have put down a deposit to confirm the booking and have to pay the final balance about 4 weeks before the wedding I think. x
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    • GemmaB596
      CommentAuthorGemmaB596
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    We've paid a £200 deposit and the rest is to be paid "on or before" the wedding date, according to our contract.
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    • RachaelB76
      CommentAuthorRachaelB76
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    were paying in full before the wedding x




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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 15th 2015
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    All our suppliers so far need paying in full before the day. I think as long as you have proof of what was agreed in a contract or booking form, anything that is substandard or no shows should be covered if you need to get legal on them. Our photographer contract has a specific clause that if he can't attend through illness etc he will send one of his colleagues from his studio.

    If you don't have it already and are still worried, I would make sure you get some wedding insurance, just in case. X
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    • CommentAuthorJoannaS
      Posted: Jun 16th 2015
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    we paid a deposit and then paid on the day as we knew the photographer but the first time round my dad paid the deposit and then paid in full 2 weeks before mind you it was only £100 for the lot lol can't believe how expensive it is now
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    • sALLY
      CommentAuthorsALLY
      Posted: Jun 16th 2015
     
    we have paid in full, I would check your contract as our photographer will send some else if they cant attend. I have also taken out wedding insurance.
 
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