Hi, i heard pre-wedding photoshoot till the final product could add up to the range of 8k to 10k although the package signed during promotion is abt 3k due to additional photos and miscellanous... is it true?
It could happen. It depends on your bridal salon...and your determination NOT to buy additional photos.
Do find out the following when signing up your package.
・No of edited photos in your package (usually around 30-50 depending on your package)
・Price of each additional edited photo (however during photo selection, they may try to entice you to buy more photos by reducing the price)
・Do you get soft copies of non-edited photos.(package usually includes soft copies of edited photos. May need pay extra for the rest of the non edited soft copies)
・Range of albums - may be charge for bigger/higher range of albums
・Range of gowns/suits you can select from - may require topup for higher grade of gowns/suits
・Whether transportation during the day of photoshoot is included (May or may not be included)
・Choice of MUA/Photographer (may need topup if you want specific MUA/photographer)
・Whether MUA is at studio or will come along during the photoshoot (may need pay extra for MUA to follow)
・Size of Frame photo (whether need top up for larger photo)
・OT hours for photographer/MUA (if photography timing exceed the hours in the package, may be charged OT fees)
・Ampoule/Fake leashes (usually not included in package. Good to ask to confirm)
・Courier fees if you're taking PWS overseas and the album/frame photo is sent from overseas.
On average, they will recommend about 40-50 photos per album, so if you package has less than 40, they may try to hardsell you more photos by telling you that the album doesnt look that nice with less photos blah blah blah (not really true... but depends on your own preference if you prefer more of 1 page 1 photo, or collages of several images on 1 page).
I have a cousin also marrying this year, who ended up paying 2x of the original package for because they couldn't take the hard-selling by the bridal salon and bought a lot of extra photos.
On my side, we stuck to the package and chose to buy only a few additional photos (too nice to delete). Our bridal salon (different from my cousin's) was also very nice and didn't hard-sell to us during the photo-selection. They also didn't pull the dirty trick of telling us need add this or that after we bought package. So everything was clear in black and white all stated in our contract.