Post # 1
My wedding was just wonderful. I had such a great time. Even though it was raining, we still managed to take lots of pictures. It all felt rushed, but I am really hoping for many good ones (still waiting on the pro pics).
The thing is, we never made time for bridal portaits before leaving. The makeup artist got there late and time just honestly escaped us. I was so busy I didn’t even realize this until 2 sleeps after the wedding day!
But once I realized this… I am having just the hardest time accepting this.
I had the best hair and makeup of my life that day and we didn’t even do portraits… Another thing, is that while we were posing for all of our pics, I was always on his right, which didn’t even show the right side of my head to display my glamorous finger waves… I should have alternated sides and such…
So now I am afraid I won’t have ”enough” pics of how beautiful I was (sorry if I am sounding full of myself, lol). I am talking about close-ups and pics displaying my finger waves…
We got a few pro pics and some guest pics back:
Bees, any advice will be appreciated… How can I get over this huge regret?
I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be happy with the pro pics… Maybe she got some close-ups and side shots…?
🙁 Regretful bride here, can’t believe this was missed.
Post # 3
You have lots of beautiful pics and surely the important ones are of you, your husband and with your loved ones? I didn’t have any bridal portraits as it didn’t even occur to me to have them done!
Post # 4
it’s fine. if there’re pictures of the wedding, there’re pictures of you and your hair and makeup. what do you need pictures of yourself for? it’ll be ok, wait until you get your pro pics 🙂
Post # 5
@O.My.Heart: I remember your last post. You and your husband are, like, one of the cutest couples ever 🙂
I got closeups of my hair, and I also got some really beautiful bridal portraits. I made our parents coffee table books for X-mas, and I got my bridal pages all made out, but when it came time to do a page for my husband, he had none. Well, he had a few. 1 where his hands are in his pocket looking at the camera, one where he is waiting for the first look, and the rest silly pictures of him being goofy. That. Was. IT. My heart dropped becuase we have no formal pictures of my groom looking handsome.
DH realized this, and he actually felt a bit hurt, as did I. How did we get over it? Honestly, there were 900+ more pictures to look through, and all that mattered was that we remember how we looked the day of. We knew we weren’t going to put any individual pictures up, mostly couple pics so did they really matter to us? In the big scheme of things: no.
And to be completely honest, we don’t even have pics up yet on our walls. We also don’t look back at the coffee table books. We are so focused on our marriage that the way my hair way, his tux, the cake, flower, all that stuff just isn’t taken into account anymore. It gets easier with time. Your wedding is still fresh so of course it is going to bother you, but in the big scheme of things it doesn’t matter, and this will not be something (or should not) you dwell on forever.
You were lovely, and I think you will be pleasantly surprised with your pro pics that you will forget about a bridal portrait of your hair 🙂
Post # 6
I never had any bridal portraits done for my first wedding and didn’t miss them at all. What would I do with a picture of myself anyways? Pictures I put up around the house were never just of me alone.
And I know that everyone puts a HUGE emphasis on getting great pictures but I only looked at the album a few times and then put it away.
As long as you get a couple of nice ones to put up around the house, you really shouldn’t worry about what you didn’t get. And it looks like you got some nice ones!
Post # 7
We something thing similar happen at our wedding due to the rain. We were able to grab a handful of nice pictures once stopped but we definitely didn’t get the portraits of either of us that we were hoping for. We thought on it for awhile and decided that for our first anniversary we’re going to rebook our photographer for a session and have a “redo”. It’s not going to be cheap to recreate our wedding day looks but we think it’s worth it to get the pictures we want and now we can have the location we wanted but wasn’t available.
Post # 8
If you’re REALLY regretting it, can you afford to come back to the venue with your hair and makeup done again? I didn’t get my bridal portraits or more portraits of us or the WP OR of us and our children and our parents!!! I was very pissed. Our last minute photographer our wedding planner hired was AWFUL!!! And unfortunately, we can’t afford to get dressed up again and take pics.
Post # 9
I think your pictures look amazing and I think you’ve got great shots of both you and your guy. So I wouldn’t stress about not having offical “bridal portraits”. And you can definately see your awesome hair in some of the shots, so don’t worry that it will be missed! In the end pictures are supposed to help remind us of this special day in our lives, and I still think your pictures will do that. If you don’t have a lot of close ups, it’s you’ll have plenty of other stuff. Everything seems like a bigger deal right after the wedding, but with time, I’m sure it’ll be fine.
Post # 10
I am struggling with something similar (not pictures but other details). Timewise several things were rushed during our reception and it was no fault of anyone but our site cordinator. I try not to dwell on things because as I say “it takes the shine off of our day”. I’ve only said (typed it out actually) it all to one person because I don’t want to sound crazy and upset about all the things that went wrong and in the end I married my love. I am just hoping, as a PP said, that it gets easier with time.
Your wedding was beautiful and you were too! My advice is to concentrate on all the things that went right, it helps 🙂
Post # 11
I am still trying to come to terms with it all. You spend so much time planning this event that when things don’t go as planned, it’s hard not to dwell on it.
I just wanted to ‘‘document’’ the day as much as possible (didn’t hire a videographer). I will probably never look that fabulous again and I really would have liked a portrait of just me on our wedding day… Something to look back on when I am 80. To remember my youth, the emotions behind my eyes on this one of a kind day.
I have serious post wedding blues… I am so sad it’s finished. And I try to focus on the good rather than what I’d like to change/go back on…
Honestly, not a lot went wrong… In fact, everything was almost perfect.
The only other main thing is that our tent (for the rain…) had walls on it. I had no idea of this so when I was walking up to the tent, a white wall was the backdrop to our ceremony, instead of a beautiful flowy river… Not exactly the backdrop I had in mind for our ceremony pics… I try to tell myself that it’s a good thing we had the walls, what if a wicked storm had been there instead of light drizzle? Somehow, that makes me feel a little better, that we were ‘prepared for the ”worse’’. Sorry for my dumb vent.
Ugh, I hope I like our pro pics… I am re-reading the replies trying to put your advice and words to use 😉