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Beware when booking your wedding photographer

Posted on: July 13, 2009

Your wedding photos are one of the highlights of your wedding. They provide a long lasting memory of what should be one of the happiest days of your life. When your own memories fade the photos will always serve as a reminder of that special day. Many wedding photographers in Ireland now seek payment upfront as do most other wedding suppliers. This is understandable as offering credit has it’s own inherent risks.

But what happens if you have paid upfront and get nothing back?

Peter Donegan and his wife got married 3 years ago and have still received no photos from their wedding photographer. You can read more about that here

To avoid this happening to you a happy middle ground should be achieveable. Some kind of half now and the balance when you receive your photo album (or variations thereof) should be the best option to ensure that you get the service that you pay for. The photographer needs to be paid for his/her time and you need to get what you paid for.

The whole business landscape in Ireland has changed dramatically over the past year and I’m sure people are more willing to shop around for the best deal (I’m still not sure why we stopped doing this in the first place). If you don’t get the terms and conditions that you want, move on until you find someone who’ll give them to you.

You don’t pay a builder until the house is built, why should it be any different with your wedding photographer?

Here’s hoping that Peter and his wife eventually get their wedding photos.


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