So my wedding budget is about 8-10K. I live in LA which is a fairly expensive city. I have booked my venue which was a steal for 3500 for the ceremony and reception. However, they do not provide alcohol or food, so that is an extra cost. I am having 160-180 guests. I am trying to create a finalized budget and get quotes from vendors. I did not realize wedding photography is soooo expensive. My fiance say we should book them last because food/ drinks/ dress etc are more important but I feel like a good photographer is also need. All the quotes I have been receiving are 3k and up which seems crazy to me is this the going rate for wedding photography?