Posts Tagged ‘destination wedding packages’

Can I bring my own photographer to my destination wedding?

| October 31st, 2014 | No Comments »

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!

Capstory – Crowdsourced Wedding Photography Made Possible

| July 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

By Claire Paniccia

Everyone knows the drill: photographer takes pictures during the wedding and the reception, candid and staged, clicking away while remaining as inconspicuous as possible. Meanwhile, your aunt and cousins and your friends from college are holding up their smart phones, snapping quick photos of their own and you never get to see them, at least not have your own copies.


Capstory, a local Columbus business, has found a way to catch all those quickly snapped photos from your friends and family’s phones and put them all in an online capsule just for you, the bride and groom. All they have to do is text them in!

Capstory allows you to add that personal touch to your wedding photos, capturing those personal moments all on your own. You can even include all your pre-wedding events in your capsule! Want to remember the adorable cupcakes at your bridal shower? Snap and text! Have a great picture of you and your Maid of Honor at your bachelorette celebration? Send it to the capsule! And at the reception, you can set up a live slide show – then the whole place becomes a giant photo booth projected onto the big screen! Imagine that at your beach-side wedding, with the sunset just behind it and tiki torches illuminating everyone’s smiles.

Capstory even chooses the best of your self-captured moments and professionally edits them. Then they put them all together in a photo book to keep, as well as in a beautiful slide show you can share on social media. Don’t believe us? Check out their website –