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#31 Puggie

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 02:50 PM

If HTB was not a graduate of Melbourne Uni then we would have had to pay to have our wedding photos taken there. As it is, they are free of charge.

However, I would have been happy to pay the $220, as it guarantees us exclusive access for an hour (security will remove unauthorised bridal parties) so we are not competing with other bridal parties to get the best spots etc. The money also helps with the upkeep of the grounds, public liability insurance etc. and as such we had no problem with the University seeking some recompense for the use of their property.

That said, I WAS pleased when they waived the fee (particularly given our ceremony AND reception are on-campus!!)

#32 SamIam

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 03:55 PM

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QUOTE(Carla 4.11.06 @ Aug 12 2006, 09:12 PM)

that person asked me if i was wearing a wedding dress, i said no & she said that's fine then, but if i was to be wearing a wedding dress I would of had to pay!!!!


HHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHHa.... no mr ranger it's not a wedding dress, I like wearing poofy white dresses... didn't you know veils are all the range in europe now...


Hahaha that's funny!!

It personally think its a bit steep to charge for using a public park. You pay rates etc that goes towards the upkeep of these places. We're getting married in a local park and when i called the council the man said "getting married is not different to you having a BBQ there or just being there with friends. Council wouldn't think of charging you" biggrin.gif


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#33 Christian

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:51 PM

QUOTE(allure @ Aug 11 2006, 08:20 PM) View Post

There must be something beautiful about the park for you to want to take your wedding photos there. That beauty costs to maintain. I would think it reasonable to pay a fee as it would go to the upkeep and maintenance of the park.


Funny, that's what I thought council rates were for. rolleyes.gif
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 07:05 AM

QUOTE(Christian @ Aug 16 2006, 11:51 PM) View Post

Funny, that's what I thought council rates were for. rolleyes.gif


Oh really? I thought it was to pay for councillors to sit on their fat asses and have long boozes lunches. My mistake. rolleyes.gif

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE(DamosBride @ Aug 17 2006, 07:57 PM) View Post

Maybe I am just wierd or don't get it, but I wouldn't have a problem paying for a permit to take wedding photos in a public park or beach ph34r.gif


No neither would I!

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:43 PM

QUOTE(DamosBride @ Aug 17 2006, 07:57 PM) View Post

Maybe I am just wierd or don't get it, but I wouldn't have a problem paying for a permit to take wedding photos in a public park or beach ph34r.gif


Me three!

Happy to contribute to the overall upkeep of our gorgeous public spaces.

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 02:08 AM

QUOTE(allure @ Aug 17 2006, 07:05 AM) View Post

Oh really? I thought it was to pay for councillors to sit on their fat asses and have long boozes lunches. My mistake. rolleyes.gif


Bingo.

If they have enough money around for these perks then they obviously don't need any more money for so-called upkeep of the parks.

It's not like we want to stage a round of the supercross masters... cool.gif

A couple of piccies in the park hardly puts a dent in their maintenance budget. rolleyes.gif
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Posted 19 August 2006 - 12:53 PM

Well you don't pay to have a picnic there or a birthday party! So why should you have to pay! Thats what our taxes are for!
Don't pay twice Christine.
Plead ignorance and have the money ready (make sure you get a receipt) if someone 'happens' to come along on the day if it makes you feel more comfortable.
I am normally a stickler for rules, but that is just ludicrous.
I would NOT pay for the use of a public park. That is complete BS!
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 01:53 PM

just un update - went to the same park for pre wedding shots. NO SIGN at the front OR in the grounds saying anything about wedding photos, only about the use of the routand, which is totally normal. PFFT to canada bay council!

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 01:23 AM

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE(amy22 @ Jul 27 2006, 07:12 AM) View Post

i just think the main point of the charge is about using the photos for commercial use.. and with weddings.. obviously the photos are for private personal enjoyment and reflection.


However, some photographers do retain the right to use any image for commercial or advertising use. At least it's stipulated in my photographer's contract. So that leaves some in a bit of a pickle. But anyway the council doesn't know that.

Does anyone know if there a website where all the public parks are listed?





QUOTE(Carla 4.11.06 @ Aug 12 2006, 09:12 PM) View Post

that person asked me if i was wearing a wedding dress, i said no & she said that's fine then, but if i was to be wearing a wedding dress I would of had to pay!!!!


That's crazy! It's as a case of everyone's making money out of wedding so why not the council too. Boo.

#42 Chr!st!ne

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 03:31 PM

the best way to find public parks is to look up the councils around sydney and they will be listed on there




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