(Closed) Anyone re-take their wedding photos? Partial rant, I wish we just eloped lol

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I personally think it is a bit weird to re-create you wedding… I’d wait for an anniversary and do some anniversary photos

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Life is short. Do what makes you happy. Find a photographer, pick a place, get dressed up and get some pictures that you love. 

Or wait a few years and do a priavte vow renewal and have pictures taken then. You could even pair it with your re-do honeymoon. Then you kind of get the elopement you wanted.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

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icantthinkofausernamelol :  I gave it serious thought because we had terrible weather on our wedding day.  We picked a place with fantastic views and they were mostly obscured by gray clouds – so obviously a totally different reason.  Anyway as the time came (our first anniversary), I reallized I’d feel much too silly getting into my dress again, especially if someone actually saw me.  As you say, what do you tell people when you’re congratulated?  So instead I bought a pretty, completely different dress and we took anniversary pictures with the beautiful weather (and the stinging bugs and heat, go figure!).  So I still have us, in love, with the gorgeous view, just not in our wedding attire.

I guess I’m saying you’re probably better off not faking it and knowing your pics aren’t really ‘real’ in the end.  Get a better photographer or DIY and do anniversary pics.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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icantthinkofausernamelol :  It is acceptable to put a bouquet on your thank you cards. Honestly no-one will care 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

I’m supposed to put a picture on my thank you cards? Why can’t you just send normal thank you cards? I’ve never once gotten a photo in a/as a thank you card and I’d think it was wicked conceited if I did…

Some people will be getting albums as gifts but that’s a totally separate thing.

So, huge bummer about the pictures. But if the hang up is the thank you cards then you don’t have a problem. Do an anniversary shoot in a year or two, send normal thank you cards. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’m sorry you don’t like your photos bee, but if your major concern about this is your thank you cards, I would seriously let this go. You absolutely don’t need to have a picture of yourselves on them. They will go in the trash. I am just going to buy mine from Chapters. 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

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icantthinkofausernamelol :  Yeah… my thank you cards were generic floral ones from Target.  Heck, I’m about to use them again for baby presents.  There is no requirement to use a wedding photo.  And there’s no requirement that it must be you as a couple if you do choose to use a photo.  You’re overthinking if that’s your only real issue with your wedding pics.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you want to re-take them, do it. There’s no reason why you can’t and really if other people are negative about it, just ignore them.

I’ve worked with many couples over the years that have hired me to re-take their wedding photos because they were unhappy with what they got from their photographer.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Oh, I would shamelessly rewear a dress and take photos again. Plus, you get to wear your wedding dress and get all prettied up without having to entertain people. Make a day of it, go somewhere fun afterward still rocking the wedding gear. Why not? 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I say if you have the resources to pay for a photographer to retake your photos, I say do it. Maybe not just for the thank you cards, but to have some nice photos to frame or something. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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icantthinkofausernamelol :  sorry you hate your photos. If you want a frame worthy pics of you and DH, then do a photo shoot. You could dress up in your wedding gown or something totally different. As for the thank you cards – Just skip the photo. Get generic cards instead. 

Also, regarding dress wrinkles – it happens. I’m sure it’s not nearly as bad as you think. The day of, my dress was suddenly too big in the bust and so I had a wrinkle in every. Single. Pic. Maybe post a pic so we can see the issue?

Post # 14
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Busy bee

You don’t have to compulsively explain to strangers it’s not your wedding day. Smile and say thanks. Pretend in your mind it’s an elopement or something. Take the pictures, move on with your life. Just don’t try to pass them off as actual wedding pics. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

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icantthinkofausernamelol :  I just got cards from target and called it a day and wrote notes in them. Really, no one cares. They read them and throw them out. I read that one bee really wanted her picture on the card because thats what her guests wanted. Eh, okay, proably not. Goddess knows I’ve never cared but….

As to the photo thing. Yes I am going to put that damn dress back on and get a photo with my step father because I do not have one. 

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