I've only just come back from my honeymoon so I haven't been waiting very long yet but I wondered how long other people had waited until they received their professional photos. x
I can only quote from our experience but a DVD should be with you within 2 weeks, an album around 3- 6 weeks depending upon the supplier!
Anything longer than 4 months is not really acceptable.
Our photographer brought ours round on Tuesday, so about 11/12 days? That was the DVD, but we're yet to order what photos we want because we can't decide!
Our friends who got married 2 weeks before us, have to wait until October (partially because the photographers took 7,000 photos on the day).
No, not an Asian wedding. Just a very big wedding, with 4 photographers.
4 months? I would be irate. There is no way I would be waiting more than a few weeks, tops. With everything being digital now, what would be the excuse? Our photographer had our "proofs" available to view within a week, and then like MrsTaylor2B, it was up to us to figure out what we wanted to order (and whether we wanted changes -i.e photoshop - made). I'm with David, I haven't heard of too many of my friends waiting more than 2 weeks.
Our photographer told us that it would be about 6 weeks for her to have the album ready for approval. We haven't actually paid the final 50% (we paid 50% before the wedding and will 50% on delivery of the album). It has been a month and she emailed me the other day to say she should have it ready for us next week, so we are happy enough with that.
Best to ask your photographers Will vary a lot between different people depending on what they do/workload etc. We've been told it's normally 6-8 weeks.