Meltdown after the wedding…? We missed the bridal portraits :(

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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 🙂

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