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    Quote Originally Posted by brown56 View Post
    Hi all, for those who have choosen their photos, how did MDW conduct it? I know of bridal studios who printed the photos for you to choose. Some do it via PC.

    What about the layout of the album? Do you get to influence the layout? Do you get to review the layout first before the printing? Is there a min no of poses before they will do the layout?

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    You choose the pictures via PC. The layout of the album they will design for you. You have to request to see the layout. The no. of pose which we all have in our agreement is 30 plus, so there's no thing like min no of poses before they will do the layout. Even if you do not do any top up, the 30 plus poses they will still do the layout for you. Just to take note for a album to look nice like those sample albums you see, you need around 40 plus to 50 pose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brown56 View Post
    Hi, so how was your photo selection process? Lots of tough decision to make? Most impt, are the pic to your liking?
    The photo selection wasn't easy as majority will turn out to be nice. If you dun not have a budget to stick then no issue. If not, headache. Cause for my case even though there are two photos with similiar background, the expression and look on us is different. Therefore the two photos will give different feel.Difficult to choose.

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    Anyone had the same exp as me??I just went for my photo selection yesterday.. And unfortunately had a unpleasant session with the coordinator. Some of the pics turned out to be quite nice.. And I had a hard time choosing the pics.. as my package only consists of 30 plus pics.. I had a budget to stick to and initially both me & my htb alr said our piece that we won't add pics.. Apparently the coordinator is very displease and insisted that we add to 60 pics..she say 35 pics is not possible, it will not be nice. But we really don't have the means do so due to financial constraint. Then she face turned real black.. Each time I reject a pic, she will say pls don't reject anymore and tell us to increase to 60 pics.. We felt very pressurized & we tell her nicely that can she pls leave us for awhile to discuss and we will get back to her. After discussion, we still decided to only take 35 pics.. So we told her.. This time she's really unhappy and proposed 50 pics *instead. *The current rate for adding each pic is $80.. And to increase to 50 pics is another $1200!! She say will give discount to $1000. But is still too exp for us.. We keep telling her that we don't have the budget but she insisted is only a few hundred dollars more, we shouldn't save on this little $.. Then we no choice, i told her again that pls give us another 5 mins to think thru.. Then in the end I *rejected the pics to 42.. Then she seems very disgusted with us.. And said that how could we bcos of save $, and take so liitle pics.. We felt quite awful..it make us look ugly.. Given a choice, who doesnt want to add pics?? Is bcos budget don't allow us to do so..=( Then in the end, we no choice we paid the extra 7 pics at $530.. She only gave us a mere $30 discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wei View Post
    Anyone had the same exp as me??I just went for my photo selection yesterday.. And unfortunately had a unpleasant session with the coordinator. Some of the pics turned out to be quite nice.. And I had a hard time choosing the pics.. as my package only consists of 30 plus pics.. I had a budget to stick to and initially both me & my htb alr said our piece that we won't add pics.. Apparently the coordinator is very displease and insisted that we add to 60 pics..she say 35 pics is not possible, it will not be nice. But we really don't have the means do so due to financial constraint. Then she face turned real black.. Each time I reject a pic, she will say pls don't reject anymore and tell us to increase to 60 pics.. We felt very pressurized & we tell her nicely that can she pls leave us for awhile to discuss and we will get back to her. After discussion, we still decided to only take 35 pics.. So we told her.. This time she's really unhappy and proposed 50 pics *instead. *The current rate for adding each pic is $80.. And to increase to 50 pics is another $1200!! She say will give discount to $1000. But is still too exp for us.. We keep telling her that we don't have the budget but she insisted is only a few hundred dollars more, we shouldn't save on this little $.. Then we no choice, i told her again that pls give us another 5 mins to think thru.. Then in the end I *rejected the pics to 42.. Then she seems very disgusted with us.. And said that how could we bcos of save $, and take so liitle pics.. We felt quite awful..it make us look ugly.. Given a choice, who doesnt want to add pics?? Is bcos budget don't allow us to do so..=( Then in the end, we no choice we paid the extra 7 pics at $530.. She only gave us a mere $30 discount.
    Wei, who's your coordinator? Actually the topping up of photos is where they get to earn. Whether we want to top up or not is our own decision. It must be very difficult for you to cut until 35 photos. But whatever is it, your coordinator shouldn't pressurize you.

    When i choose the photos i didn't managed to delete much cause majority looks nice so end up i left with slightly more than 100 photos My coordinator suggest we take 100 photos do two album with 50 poses in each album. I reject as it's out of my budget. I only intended to top for softcopy as it's cheaper compared to hardcopy. My htb was ready to top up but i wasn't. Then when i to contine to delete, the coordinator start to like physco abit, quote me a price whereby she tell me it's worth it saying that normally wouldn't give this much discount. When i continue to delete she started again. I was like stuck in between cause i didn't wan to spend so much on topping up but my htb was willingly to spend the money to top up. At the end i give in, quote the coordinator a slightly lower price than what she offer and she agreed. And then she quickly ask to settle the top up bill first (think in case we change our mind).

    After l left the bridal shop kind of regret spending over the budget even though it's still affordable to us. I guess during that point of time during photo selection, the heartpain feeling of letting go the photos was more than the heartpain feeling of spending the money. During the photo selection we did try to delete more photos but we came to the extend whereby we are deleting for the sake of deleting, not because the photos we dun find it nice then we delete.

    At times think back would still think shouldn't have spend so much on the photos, the money could be better spend elsewhere, or maybe should have tried to bargin more on the top up price. Now that i see the photos i select, i have this thought that memories are priceless. And photos are a form of memories. At least during top up time i'm still half awake whereby i choose to top up only softcopies, getting back majority of the "memories".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryoaz View Post
    You choose the pictures via PC. The layout of the album they will design for you. You have to request to see the layout. The no. of pose which we all have in our agreement is 30 plus, so there's no thing like min no of poses before they will do the layout. Even if you do not do any top up, the 30 plus poses they will still do the layout for you. Just to take note for a album to look nice like those sample albums you see, you need around 40 plus to 50 pose.
    Then for the layout, do you get to see it on the PC? or do you see it printed out? Coz I believed you need to see it on something big so that you can pinpoint what you have missed those fine details in the picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryoaz View Post
    Wei, who's your coordinator? Actually the topping up of photos is where they get to earn. Whether we want to top up or not is our own decision. It must be very difficult for you to cut until 35 photos. But whatever is it, your coordinator shouldn't pressurize you.

    When i choose the photos i didn't managed to delete much cause majority looks nice so end up i left with slightly more than 100 photos My coordinator suggest we take 100 photos do two album with 50 poses in each album. I reject as it's out of my budget. I only intended to top for softcopy as it's cheaper compared to hardcopy. My htb was ready to top up but i wasn't. Then when i to contine to delete, the coordinator start to like physco abit, quote me a price whereby she tell me it's worth it saying that normally wouldn't give this much discount. When i continue to delete she started again. I was like stuck in between cause i didn't wan to spend so much on topping up but my htb was willingly to spend the money to top up. At the end i give in, quote the coordinator a slightly lower price than what she offer and she agreed. And then she quickly ask to settle the top up bill first (think in case we change our mind).

    After l left the bridal shop kind of regret spending over the budget even though it's still affordable to us. I guess during that point of time during photo selection, the heartpain feeling of letting go the photos was more than the heartpain feeling of spending the money. During the photo selection we did try to delete more photos but we came to the extend whereby we are deleting for the sake of deleting, not because the photos we dun find it nice then we delete.

    At times think back would still think shouldn't have spend so much on the photos, the money could be better spend elsewhere, or maybe should have tried to bargin more on the top up price. Now that i see the photos i select, i have this thought that memories are priceless. And photos are a form of memories. At least during top up time i'm still half awake whereby i choose to top up only softcopies, getting back majority of the "memories".
    Wei: Who is your coordinator? Your must be feeling pressurized during the choosing of photos. That is super sucky. By the way, I rem you did mentioned you paid GST for your package. So did you pay GST for the topping up of photos?

    Cryoaz: Who is your coordinator? Mind if you share how many photos did you top up? So you never top up any hardcopies? How much did you pay for those top ups?

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    Can anyone pls share with me how much did u all paid for each top up photo? My current package is 35 pics.. And I top up 7 extra pics at $76 each...to be 42 pics..
    Now Im thinking whether I shld top to 50 pics.. My coordinator says if I top up to 50, the price would be $72 for each pic..Do u all think is worth it? The price difference between 42 and 50 pics is only $4 cheaper for each pic..
    Pls share with me your top up price cos I have a strict budget to stick to and I wana know whether my coordinator really did charge me a gd price.
    Great thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brown56 View Post
    Wei: Who is your coordinator? Your must be feeling pressurized during the choosing of photos. That is super sucky. By the way, I rem you did mentioned you paid GST for your package. So did you pay GST for the topping up of photos?

    Cryoaz: Who is your coordinator? Mind if you share how many photos did you top up? So you never top up any hardcopies? How much did you pay for those top ups?
    Haiz.. I think is not nice if I quote her name publicly in the forum..that will affect her reputation.. I'm not so mean.. Can only reveal is Sxxxx...Anyway, for topping up of pics, there is no gst imposed.
    I supposed her reason for treating me this manner is bcos I'm apparently not a "big" customer to her.. I know there are brides who top up to 60 - 100 pics. She wouldn't be reacting the same way to them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wei View Post
    Can anyone pls share with me how much did u all paid for each top up photo? My current package is 35 pics.. And I top up 7 extra pics at $76 each...to be 42 pics..
    Now Im thinking whether I shld top to 50 pics.. My coordinator says if I top up to 50, the price would be $72 for each pic..Do u all think is worth it? The price difference between 42 and 50 pics is only $4 cheaper for each pic..
    Pls share with me your top up price cos I have a strict budget to stick to and I wana know whether my coordinator really did charge me a gd price.
    Great thanks!
    I think i know which coordinator you are referring to. ShXXXXX.

    From what i know if you didn't top up many they will give around 10% to 15% discount. They work in this way whereby the more photos you top up, the more discount they will give.

    If she offer you $72 each for the extra 15 photos to make up to 50 photos, it will be 10% discount. I recall you mention before your coordinator can offer you discount price of $1,000 for the extra 15 photos. So this work out to be about 16.67% discount.

    It may seen more worth it to top up more photos as the more photos you top up, the more discount they will give, the lower the cost per photo will be. Whether you should top up to 50 pics depends on your budget and also how much you like the photos.

    Even though the album will look nicer with 50 photos, but if you are not that particular, you can still do with 35 photos in the album. As you have a tight budget, and if you really like the photos alot, you might consider just top up for softcopy.

    Choose what both you and your htb are comfortable with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryoaz View Post
    I think i know which coordinator you are referring to. ShXXXXX.

    From what i know if you didn't top up many they will give around 10% to 15% discount. They work in this way whereby the more photos you top up, the more discount they will give.

    If she offer you $72 each for the extra 15 photos to make up to 50 photos, it will be 10% discount. I recall you mention before your coordinator can offer you discount price of $1,000 for the extra 15 photos. So this work out to be about 16.67% discount.

    It may seen more worth it to top up more photos as the more photos you top up, the more discount they will give, the lower the cost per photo will be. Whether you should top up to 50 pics depends on your budget and also how much you like the photos.

    Even though the album will look nicer with 50 photos, but if you are not that particular, you can still do with 35 photos in the album. As you have a tight budget, and if you really like the photos alot, you might consider just top up for softcopy.

    Choose what both you and your htb are comfortable with.
    Opps..endup ppl still manage to guess it... So u know her? She is quoting me 15 pics for $1080...my htb has decided to top up to 50 pics cos he doesn't want me to delete some of the pics I like due to budget..And also to appease the coordinator.. Cos don't wish to sour the relationship.. I still need her help for my actual day gown.. I'm afraid she won't give me much selection to choose from.. Cos usually is they pick for us.. Then we try.. We have no access to their gown storeroom.. So just in case.. Better make sure the relationship don't turns out to be too bad.
    We will be making a trip down these days to select the top up pics..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wei View Post
    Opps..endup ppl still manage to guess it... So u know her? She is quoting me 15 pics for $1080...my htb has decided to top up to 50 pics cos he doesn't want me to delete some of the pics I like due to budget..And also to appease the coordinator.. Cos don't wish to sour the relationship.. I still need her help for my actual day gown.. I'm afraid she won't give me much selection to choose from.. Cos usually is they pick for us.. Then we try.. We have no access to their gown storeroom.. So just in case.. Better make sure the relationship don't turns out to be too bad.
    We will be making a trip down these days to select the top up pics..
    Haha...cause we same coordinator...Dun worry about appeasing the coordinator. We paid a high price for the package and we should expect better service.

    For Photoshoot gown she will pick for us. But for actual day gown she let me glance through the ranks in the bridal shop (not the storeroom), let me try those i interested. Perhaps you can show her pictures of the gown you like and ask her to find similiar ones for you. Remember you got to keep in insisting until you find the gown you are satisfied. When i went down to select the AD gown, i tried a no of gowns and told her the type of gown i like, but she only give me a few of the type i like, of which two is VIP. At that time i didn't wan to top up so i ask her anymore of the type i wan. She say no more. Then i just choose the normal range gown.
    After some thoughts i called her again said i dun really like the normal gown i choose i told her the type of gown i like the design is very common how come her shop got so little of the type of want. So i went down to the shop another time, and she brought out a few more of the type of gowns i like. In the end i choose to top up the VIP gown i tried during the first time i went for gown fitting. As i dun wan to end up choosing a gown that i'm not satisfied with just because i am not willingly to top up. Just like your case you end up deleting the photos because of budget not because of you dun like the photos.
    Therefore for the gowns, remember to insist until you really find one you like.
    For the photos, see if you can bargin till $1,000, which is the initial discounted price she offer you. Just say give me $1,000 and we close the deal. She like to say things like i need to ask the manager. But frankly speaking i dun think she really go ask her manager all the time. That is what happen during my photo selection. Say she got to ask manager for the price she quote but in the end she didn't even leave her seat to ask her manager and agree on the price.

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    wah!
    i didn't know the coordinator can be so pushy?

    For my case, don't intend to top up photos eh... I wonder will my coordinator push us to top up during our selection after our PS...

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    i also hv no intention of top up any photos... Hope that my co-ordinator is not pushy too.. =)

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    If your package only comes with 30-33 pics.. Is very hard not to add photos.. The coordinator will definitely persuade the couple to take. Moreover is also hard to reject the photos till 30-33 pics.. Cos they will take around 180 shots...

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    For those who have collected their albumes, for the layout, do you get to see it on the PC? or do you see it printed out? Coz I believed you need to see it on something big so that you can pinpoint what you have missed those fine details in the picture?

    Tks

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