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p.1 #1 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


So here we are, just about 6 months before 2014. How many weddings does everyone already have booked for next year? Or - The real question, how many brides are booking decently far in advance?


May 30, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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p.1 #2 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


I have 8 booked with 5 potentials. My furthest out is October of 2014. This time last year I was at 10 for 2013, and as of today I have 37 for this year. I changed my pricing in January by quite a bit, so I expect things to be a little slower as I adjust to a new price bracket. I was averaging $3500 per wedding for my 2013 bookings and I am averaging $5000 for 2014 bookings as of now. I'm still trying to learn how to brand and sell myself with the higher pricing.

Brides do book far in advance in the Philly area, but I think Tony is a freak of nature being already booked up. That guy gets more inquiries per year than most of us will get in 10 years Maybe other Philly photographers are booked up, but everyone I talk to hits their stride in the Fall and Winter.



May 30, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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p.1 #3 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


10 or 11.


May 30, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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p.1 #4 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


We have 12 for 2014 with 4 pending. We are getting 4-5 inquiries a week and end up meeting 1 or 2 of them. If this keeps up, we will be booked out by the end of summer. We only do 20-25max now. Still thinking of only doing 17 or 18 for 2014, but w shall see.


May 30, 2013 at 02:08 AM
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p.1 #5 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


I've never spent a penny on marketing, the SEO on my site sucks and I have 2 booked for 2014 and will most likely do a total of 8 weddings in 2013.

I seriously can't complain.



May 30, 2013 at 02:55 AM
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p.1 #6 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


we have 6 for next year. we booked 33 this year, still hoping to book a couple more for the end of this year first.


May 30, 2013 at 04:18 AM
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p.1 #7 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


Non.


May 30, 2013 at 07:23 AM
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p.1 #8 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


I have 6 at this point which is a big improvement for me. In seasons past I've never booked any until September.


May 30, 2013 at 09:18 AM
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p.1 #9 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


I have 5 currently (well, 4, but a contract is out).

I also have about 4-5 pending, with 1 inquiry for October of 2014.

I'm still actually getting regular inquiries for August of THIS YEAR! Crazy!



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p.1 #10 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


Prettym1k3 wrote:
I have 5 currently (well, 4, but a contract is out).

I also have about 4-5 pending, with 1 inquiry for October of 2014.

I'm still actually getting regular inquiries for August of THIS YEAR! Crazy!


Send some of the August ones my way if you're booked! My August is practically wide open!

I only have 1 for 2014. 2, if verbal confirmation counts but I don't bank on just verbal--still waiting to confirm that one. Most of my 2013 bookings came late in 2012 and early 2013 so not too worried yet... we shall see!



May 30, 2013 at 07:45 PM
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p.1 #11 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


One! Did six last year and four this year. Looking for more...


Nov 09, 2013 at 07:50 PM
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p.1 #12 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


we have 4 so far, and quite happy about that. But we are still cheap. Not really compared to the German market, but I think there is still a lot room for improvement.

We have a campaign running right now, for a give-away wedding coverage next year. Many applying for that. So we hope, that after the deadline some of them might book as well.

Next week we have an appointment with a higher end vendor, who have seen our work and wants to meet us, quite exciting.


Heiko



Nov 09, 2013 at 09:19 PM
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p.1 #13 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


3 booked so far. I had 6 inquires over the past 2 weeks, but apparently they were price shoppers : (

Do you guys find this time of year to be busy for bookings?

Most of my clients in the past booked me around jan-feb. (about 6 months out from their weddings).



Nov 09, 2013 at 09:31 PM
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p.1 #14 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


I think this is an older thread that somehow got revived. To answer your question, studies show that January is the month that most couples start planning their wedding. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day are the top four proposal dates, so naturally you are going to see more traffic come the new year.

Fall has always been a steady time for inquiries, but I get the most emails in January.


jamesmorophoto wrote:
3 booked so far. I had 6 inquires over the past 2 weeks, but apparently they were price shoppers : (

Do you guys find this time of year to be busy for bookings?

Most of my clients in the past booked me around jan-feb. (about 6 months out from their weddings).




Nov 10, 2013 at 03:24 AM
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p.1 #15 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


14 booked for 2014. This will be my third season on my own and looking forward to making it an awesome year! Almost all referrals from previous clients and lots of gorgeous venues on the list. So much to work on in the next few months to prep


Nov 18, 2013 at 04:10 AM
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p.1 #16 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


When this thread was made I only had 1 for 2014. I'm now at 13 with about 5 or so of these confirming in the past two weeks. I've gotten more inquiries this fall than I received last fall, with a couple meetings still coming up this week and a few pending replies...so it's conceivable that I might hit 15/16 by New Year's. But then I might have just jinxed myself and stay at 13.


Nov 18, 2013 at 06:44 AM
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p.1 #17 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


When this thread was made we had 2, now we have 8!


Nov 18, 2013 at 09:56 PM
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p.1 #18 · So... How many 2014 weddings do you have booked?


When this thread was made I had 2. I now have 12. Booked most of them between July-now. Hoping to hit 15.


Nov 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM





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