Post # 1
I realize this may be sacrilege on Weddingbee, but I just have to know if I’m alone…
My husband and I hired a wonderful husband and wife photography team to shoot our wedding. We couldn’t be happier with the whole process. Part of our agreement was that we have joint copyright to our pictures. We could choose to print our pics through the printing company they work with, or we could print our own pics. It’s been 8 months since the wedding, and other than some 4x6s we’ve printed for some albums, we haven’t printed anything. Granted, there has been a ton of issues that keep cropping up and keep us occupied.
So the other day my mom called me and went off and said I was a horrible bride. That normal people are happy to print their wedding pictures and why haven’t we got it done yet. I laughed and laughed! But it got me thinking… are we really that weird? It’s something we want to get done. We are thrilled with our pictures, so it’s not like we dislike them and don’t want them. Life just keeps happening. Is there anyone else out there that hasn’t printed their wedding pictures a while after the wedding?
Am I really a bad bride? 😛
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
A bad bride? Because you haven’t printed photos yet? I’m sorry, but that may be one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard!! Don’t worry about it! It’s not a big deal – you’ll get them printed when you have time!!
Post # 4
If it makes you feel any better – I have been married for 1 year and 3 months and I have yet to order professional prints or my album!
(We own our own picture files so we have made plenty of our own to tide us over)
Post # 5
I think this is pretty common. I would guess after months of planning, most people just need a break from it all. I did the same things with our engagement pictures. Absolutely love them, but haven’t found time to print yet 🙂
Post # 6
Your mom needs to relax. Go have that donut!!!
Post # 7
ur mom need a chill pill lol…
Post # 8
I understand! We have printed a few to send to relatives, but what does she even mean (your mom) about printing them? Does she want you to print all of them or something?
Post # 9
Thanks for the support ladies! I’m glad we aren’t the only ones! Basically my mom thinks I should have printed 8x10s of the pictures she wants and is waiting for me to do it. Despite me sending the files she wanted to her and my dad 3 times. It just cracked me up. First, it’s been 8 months, she’s had ample opportunity to do any printing she wanted, and second, calling me a bad bride and hanging up on me just struck me as hilarious.
I figure as long as grandma got her brag book so she could see what she couldn’t be here for, we don’t owe anyone anything. We’ll get to it when we can. If I’m a bad bride, at least I’m in good company here! 🙂
Post # 10
Your not a bad bride. We have printing rights also and I haven’t printed any either. We did order a few from the photog since she had 50% off for a limited time. We just finally ordered our album, which we wouldn’t have gotten to if we weren’t about to lose our 15% discount of which we had had extended once already and no more extensions were possible. Your mom needs to chill or print hem herself.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I agree that what your mother said is ridiculous! 🙂
Post # 12
This must actually happen a lot because even our photographer had mentioned this to us. Most brides take months to tackle this task. It’s not uncommon because like you said life gets in the way. Your mom is probably just excited to see the pictures but her reaction was a bit much.
Post # 13
Wow, you are so not a bad bride. You have the photos. You’ve seen the photos. You love the photos and now you’re loving married life! Give yourself time honey! We’ll probably not print any wedding photos for at least a year! 😉
Post # 14
I dunno… sounds fine to me. But now I want a donut…
Post # 16
If your mom wants prints, she can do it herself 🙂
As far as I’m concerned, you can get around to it when you get around to it. It’s been about four months since our wedding, and I’m still trying to layout our album online. I’m nowhere near ready to make any final decisions. I’ll take as long as I need!
We rushed and had albums printed for our parents for Christmas. But if any of them want prints, they can do it themselves. I’ll jsut e-mail them the files they want.