One of the questions we’re frequently asked here at Bliss Honeymoons is ” Can I bring my own photographer to my destination wedding?” Well that answer varies based on your resort and destination.
Here’s a couple of things to consider. The photographer at the resort is very familiar with the resort. This means he likely knows the best spots to capture your wedding moments, and has an established relationship with the resort that may allow him to photograph you in places your visiting photographer may now.
Secondly, most resort wedding packages are not sold a la carte, and photography is typically included. So if you want to bring your own photographer, the hotel will most likely not be willing to reduce the rate of your package. Additionally, most resorts will also charge you an outside vendor fee, which means that you could pay an additional $300.00 to $800.00 to bring your own photographer.
So, what should you do? Ask the wedding coordinator to forward you photos from their on site coordinator so you can view their work. This will help set your mind at ease, and could save you some serious money!