by justatest » May 31, 2016 All, I'm thinking about proposing in NYC when we visit next month. I know it will be very busy, and there will be large crowds, but there's something magical about the city. I was wondering if anyone knows what I should be paying for the services below; I’m thinking of scanning Craigslist, and obviously do not expect professional services. photographer - I’m going to look for someone that can shoot the actual proposal, ala when i take the knee live music - I’m going to look for someone or a group of people who can play music during the actual proposal, ala when i take the knee So far, I have seen quotes ranging anywhere from $100 per hour to $150 per hour per person, so assuming 1 photographer and 2 musicians, $450 for an hour. Given that the entire proposal shouldn’t' last more than 10-15 minutes, that seems like more than sufficient, but i'm not sure if 1. this is craigslist, 2. if these rates are reasonable in nyc. Anybody have any ideas?