Post # 1
Originally I didn’t care about our STDs. I had gained a bunch of weight and so had FI, and we were kind of of the opinion, “Why put time and effort into these if we are just going to look bad anyway?”
I had a photographer friend take the picture, and made them in the 11th hour on Vistaprint with a Groupon for next to nothing. We did the best we could with the pic, but we are just not naturally photogenic people.
Now that one has been stuck to the fridge for a few weeks, I am starting to worry about whether it looks dumb.
Bees, does this at least look good enough to send out, or is it embarrassingly bad?
Post # 3
If you don’t like the picture, don’t use the picture. I think it’s fine, but you shouldn’t be worried about it. Ours had a picture of our venue.
Post # 4
@EffieTrinket: …what exactly do you think is wrong with them? I think they look like any other STD I’ve gotten….its not like its burning my eyes or anything.
Post # 5
I personally think it’s awesome. I think all the bright colors that “pop” in the picture are really cool. And you both look great! I don’t know what you mean by not being photogenic, because I think it’s a really good looking photo.
Post # 6
I think it looks great! I like the colors and style 🙂 Neither of you looks offensivly obese or anything lol. I’d be happy to have it on my fridge if you were a friend or relative of mine. But that being said, if you hate it and will cringe if you go to a friends house and see it on their fridge, then just don’t send them 🙂
Post # 7
what — confused– what is the problem here? your outfit is bananas awesome. i want to steal it. i don’t know you, so i have no idea if that is a good picture of you but i’m lovin the red lipstick and red door. also i really wish your wedding website was thebomb.com except for the fact that you’d have to register the domain and host it and that would be a PITA.
…really wish i had that dress/cardigan….
(gathers burglary tools)
ETA: also yeah– no one looks fat here
Post # 8
I think the picture looks really cute. You both look so happy and in love, and I love your dress!
@Nona99: As I work in medicine, I can’t see STD without thinking of sexually transmitted disease – which makes your reply both unfortunate and hilarious!
Post # 9
Your dress is amazing. Also, as some other commenters have said, the colors in the photo are so bright and really pop! It looks awesome!
If I was nit-picking, I might say I don’t really like the three font choices you used, they look a little odd together… but really, that’s it. The photograph looks great!
Post # 10
@EffieTrinket: I think it looks great!
Post # 11
I wish I could see more of your face in the picture, but it’s not awful. Our save dates don’t have pictures of us on them, so you could always go that route. Also, try and pick 2 fonts at the most to use
Post # 12
@EffieTrinket: I’m not just saying this because this site is so damn supportive, but your STD is SOOO CUTE!! You guys look amazing! You seriously made me smile at my computer.
ETA: NEITHER OF YOU IS FAT!!!!!
Post # 13
Y’all look great!! I’m jealous you’re marrying someone named Clyde frog…
Post # 14
I think it looks fine.. 🙂 MY FI and I have opted to go the non-photo STD route because neither of us can agree on a picture that we both like. I know if I didn’t like my picture, I would probably cringe every time I saw the STD at a friend or family member’s house, like PP has said. That’s just me, though. And, TBH, no one is going to be as critical of it as you are.
Post # 15
@LadyMoriarty: The fonts are a lot of what I have been waffling about. They have such a limited number of choices, and doing all one font looked super boring since it was just black and white. I think with the right fonts, the three font thing could have been a lot better, but in a pinch I had to settle for “interesting.”
@fingerscrossed: I think I’m just really self-conscious because I went from a size 6 to a size 12 in pretty short order once I started working crazy-long hours and eating whatever I wanted, and stopped working out. Also FI’s tie was kind of bent weird, so it looks like he is only wearing half a tie.
I wish we had thought to get thebomb.com, but we were lucky enough to get [myfirstname]and[hisfirstname].com. How I am going to actually make that display something aside from a GoDaddy squatter page is a whole nother post. 😀
@Nona99: Ok, cool. I just didn’t want them to look sub-par or cheap. I think going on Pinterest for ideas beforehand was the worst thing I could possibly have done. Some of those STDs are beautiful!
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I think it looks great, and for “unphotogenic” people you two look super cute!! And I love your dress XD