Along with the many things Kim told me about the difference between weddings in France and in the US, this one really blew my mind: if you are having a wedding in France, you go to a photography company and pay about 500€ for your photographer. You don’t meet your photographer until your wedding day when the company pays them probably 100€ to shoot your wedding. They take pictures of your wedding ceremony and during cocktail hour try to get photos of each guest with the bride & groom. Then they leave and come back towards the end of the night with 8×10 glossy pictures that they sell for about 10€ each. And that’s pretty much how the photographer makes their money. American brides and photographers: can you even imagine???!!!!
PS: Air France seriously rules. Best international flight evah.