(Closed) Are you displaying photos of yourself (only) at the reception?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i would also find this odd.  like “look at me, the wedding is all about me”.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Nope, wasn’t planning on it.  At a friend’s wedding, she had a little table with parents’ and grandparents’ wedding pictures in silver frames.  It was really cool.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Nopes.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I did display a bridal portrait…but also had several engagement photos, and our parents’ and grandparents’ wedding photos. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I plan to have pictures of myself and Fiance.. We’re having a destination wedding, though.. and most people at the reception won’t have seen anything from the wedding.  It doesn’t really bother me or seem odd to me when people display bridal or engagement photos at the reception though.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

nope.  but i’ve also never heard or seen bridal portraits until I came on weddingbee.  I think it might be a southern thing?  But no I’m not displaying just a picture of myself at the wedding and I’ve never seen that done.  We made our engagement photos into a guestbook and that will  be on display for guests to sign.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My friend did this recently. On the tv screens at the venue, there were rotating images of her and her hubby during their engagement session. I was considering doing something similar and adding pics of me and my fh. Then during the middle of reception, display photos w/ friends and family..

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Nope, the only pictures I will have will be of my father, and some of myself and my father on his memorial table.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

I saw this for the first time recently and thought it was SO weird.  Right when you walked in they had the guestbook table and there was just a HUGE canvas of one of her bridal portraits.  Oh, I’m sorry…. did you marry yourself today?  Because I’m pretty sure there is a GROOM here too!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m from Louisiana and this is definitely a southern thing, though I haven’t seen it as much lately, since the trend now is to display an engagement photo rather than a bridal.  However, almost every wedding I’d been to before a few years ago has displayed a bridal portrait.  *shrugs*  Not really sure what it stemmed from, but as far as I know, bridal sessions were also largely a southern thing.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Definitely a Southern thing. I’d feel kind of chawed about having a giant pic of me displayed at the reception but I’ll probably still get them done… Its like my grandparents’ and parents’ dream to have mine and my sister’s hung up someday lol . I’m WAYYY more excited about e-pics! 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think bridal portraits go back to the days of running the wedding announcement in the newspaper the day after the wedding…with a picture of the bride.  Not exactly fair to the groom…not that I have ANY room to talk with my bridal portraits…

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I will have a photo guest book but that’s it. 

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