Only an hour for bridals?? Is this normal? And do I even need "bridals"?!

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

Ready4TheKnot:  What are bridals? Like getting ready photos? I don’t see needing more than an hour ….

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve never heard of this before, so I don’t think it’s necessary!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think it might be an older generation’s tradition, but it might be helpful to have them so you can take fewer formal pictures on the day of the wedding.  It also might be helpful to see how everything will photograph if you schedule your hair/makeup trial on the same day?  1 hour seems like plenty of time to achieve those goals.  Or if you’re really torn you could see what photos you get during the wedding and then decide if you want more (and in that case do a bridal shoot after the big day!). 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

Ready4TheKnot:  Oh! I heard about that on one episode of Say Yes to the Dress. We don’t do them up here, so that explains it. Do your parents or grandparents want you to get it done? Do you really want it done? If not, then I wouldn’t worry about having it done. If it is how you explained it, I would think that it would be done before the wedding day. Mind you this is coming from someone who has no real knowledge about such things.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

It’s definitely a southern thing. Im not doing it because I think it’s weird to display the portrait at the reception..I mean you’re standing right there! It makes it seem more like a funeral lol. 

I am taking extra time to have solo portraits the day of because I see lots of brides lament not having a decent full body pic of themselves and I don’t want that to happen! But the whole southern tradition is dated to me so I’m just saving my pennies and skipping it!

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I didn’t do them and don’t regret it. I wouldn’t know what to do with them if I did take them. Our engagement pictures only took an hour and we had plenty of great pictures so I think an hour of bridal portraits should be enough time.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Ready4TheKnot:  My photog said about 1 hour too.

ETA: Saw your update and that’s not what I was thinking. I was thinking of the time the photog would need to photograph the bride only on the wedding day.

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