Post # 1
I’ve noticed that it has become increasingly common for brides to put up bridal shots at the wedding. For some reason or another I find it odd. This is strictly my opinion, I’m not trying to start an argument. I am just wondering what your reasoning was for displaying the photo(s)? I am trying to see a different take on the matter.
Post # 3
i would also find this odd. like “look at me, the wedding is all about me”.
Post # 4
Nope, wasn’t planning on it. At a friend’s wedding, she had a little table with parents’ and grandparents’ wedding pictures in silver frames. It was really cool.
Post # 5
@Mrs. Meowerson: precisely. And by the time the reception rolls around we’ve all see her dress, bouquet, and hair. Like yes, we’ve seen you but thanks for the reminder…?
@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: I wanted so badly to do this, unfortunately there aren’t many marriages that have lasted between FIs and my families.
Post # 7
I did display a bridal portrait…but also had several engagement photos, and our parents’ and grandparents’ wedding photos.
Post # 8
I plan to have pictures of myself and Fiance.. We’re having a destination wedding, though.. and most people at the reception won’t have seen anything from the wedding. It doesn’t really bother me or seem odd to me when people display bridal or engagement photos at the reception though.
Post # 9
nope. but i’ve also never heard or seen bridal portraits until I came on weddingbee. I think it might be a southern thing? But no I’m not displaying just a picture of myself at the wedding and I’ve never seen that done. We made our engagement photos into a guestbook and that will be on display for guests to sign.
Post # 10
My friend did this recently. On the tv screens at the venue, there were rotating images of her and her hubby during their engagement session. I was considering doing something similar and adding pics of me and my fh. Then during the middle of reception, display photos w/ friends and family..
Post # 11
Nope, the only pictures I will have will be of my father, and some of myself and my father on his memorial table.
Post # 12
I saw this for the first time recently and thought it was SO weird. Right when you walked in they had the guestbook table and there was just a HUGE canvas of one of her bridal portraits. Oh, I’m sorry…. did you marry yourself today? Because I’m pretty sure there is a GROOM here too!
Post # 13
I’m from Louisiana and this is definitely a southern thing, though I haven’t seen it as much lately, since the trend now is to display an engagement photo rather than a bridal. However, almost every wedding I’d been to before a few years ago has displayed a bridal portrait. *shrugs* Not really sure what it stemmed from, but as far as I know, bridal sessions were also largely a southern thing.
Post # 14
Definitely a Southern thing. I’d feel kind of chawed about having a giant pic of me displayed at the reception but I’ll probably still get them done… Its like my grandparents’ and parents’ dream to have mine and my sister’s hung up someday lol . I’m WAYYY more excited about e-pics!
Post # 15
I think bridal portraits go back to the days of running the wedding announcement in the newspaper the day after the wedding…with a picture of the bride. Not exactly fair to the groom…not that I have ANY room to talk with my bridal portraits…
Post # 16
I will have a photo guest book but that’s it.