Post # 1
So FI and I are long distance and only get to see each other about once a month. This is making doing our engagement pictures pretty hard. One of my bridesmaids is a photographer and she is taking them for us, so that means we have to both be in the same town as her to do the pictures. It seems like this is only going to happen for quite a while THIS WEEKEND. For all the over-planning I have done, this is definitely a last minute thing.
Since it is last minute, FI and I aren’t sure what we are going to wear. I’ve been shopping around and haven’t found anything I like. The one thing that might work FI has absolutely nothing that coordinates with it.
In general, FI isn’t thrilled about this, because its just another stressful thing we have to deal with during our short time together. But I really want to use our E-pics for our save the dates, and if we don’t take the pics this weekend, we probably won’t be able to until the spring, and then we won’t be able to use them for our STDs… not to mention that we won’t have our E-pics until like 2 months before the wedding. 🙁
My photographer friend is really good so I know they will turn out great. She’s taken random candids of us that look like engagement pictures! I’m not wanting an elaborate shoot – just some sweet, simple pics of the two of us – so it won’t take too long. She and I have discussed the types of shots we want to get so that will make it even more straightforward, so its not like it would be taking our whole day. Not to mention we’d look nice to go out to dinner afterwards 🙂 AND once its done, its “over with”, so it would be one less wedding stress.
What would you do? Would you wait until a few months before the wedding so you can plan it out more and have the perfect outfit? Or would you just get it done now while the opportunity presents itself?
Post # 3
I say take them now and get it out of the way. You still have a couple of days to search for suitable oufits.
Post # 4
Wow, so 4 votes all saying “Now!” I think we’ll probably go with that – but now I have to go shopping some more!
Post # 5
Take it now especially if you plan to use the e-pics for your STDs!
Post # 6
I would go now – I am sure you both have some suitable clothing in your wardrobe if worse comes to worse!
Post # 7
I would say take them now…even if it’s just the picture for the STD..you can always take more later if it comes down to it. You probably have something in the closet that is suitable if you can’t find anything that coordinates. My fiance and I wore matching colors in one and than we did casual what we wear everything in another setting..
Post # 8
I would just take them now and get it done. Tell your FI once you’ve shot the photos it will be one less thing to stress about! And I wouldn’t worry too much about wearing the perfect outfits. E-pics are usually pretty casual. I think of them as the photos of you two looking “normal” before the uber-dressed-up wedding photos. And the clothes are much less important than the feeling between you. Just pick out a few of your current favorite outfits and wear those, no need to shop for new unless you hate all of the clothes you wear now! Eliminating the shopping part would also eliminate some of the stress and probably help convince your fiancé that photos aren’t so bad.
Good luck and remember to have fun with this!
Post # 9
Thanks everyone! I know E-pics are casual, but I really wanted to wear a cute dress! I have a dress I really like but I’m worried it makes me look bigger than I am since it has a pretty full skirt. Also, I’m not sure if FI has something that will go with it. I’m trying to relax about this though – I think it will be fun once we actually do it!
Post # 10
Trust me… take them now. You will want them for wedding related things and last minute will be BAD! I just got ours 2 weeks ago (finished that is) and I wish I had them months ago for our March 2010 wedding.
Post # 11
It could actually be fun!
Post # 12
I didn’t read the other responses but I do believe you should take them now. We’re doing ours this weekend too. We had a horrible time trying to find outfits to coordinate. If he found something worth buying I couldn’t find something that’d compliment it and vice versa. It kinda got stressful because we’re both currently working a lot of hours so we didn’t have all the time in the world to shop. So, in the end we just decided to do white shirts, jeans and nice shoes- done! It’s not the most sophisicated look but we’ll be comfortable and we’ll have fun. That’s what Im’ thinking your fiance may like. You know how guys are simple! Also, do them now because you’ll have a lot of opportunities to use them and frame them and show them off. Have fun if you do decided to do it!
Post # 13
Get it done. One less thing on your shoulders