(Closed) Bouquet for engagement pictures?

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

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flekri :  I never saw engagement shooting with a bouquet or heard of it. I probably won’t do it myself because I would like to save something like that for the actual wedding day.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I think it would be odd and would look too much like your wedding photos but just not in wedding dress & suit/tux. Can you do something like a flower crown if you really want flowers, or maybe do a few shots holding a flower, but save the real bouquet for the wedding?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have never seen engagement pictures with bouquets. That is usually reserved for bridal and wedding pictures. You could hold some flowers for pictures if you want, but I wouldn’t have a full blown bridal bouquet. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

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flekri :  I see this all the time and I do think it’s weird. One flower or a flower crown looks pretty, but a bouquet makes it look like you’re practicing your wedding photos with props.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

yeh it looks a bit weird imo

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I have an engagement bouquet, although it’s much plainer and simple than what I would have for my actual wedding (it was a bouquet of red roses). This is because we were having very formal pictures taken inside a studio. I think it would be weird unless you’re shooting in a studio, if you’re having engagement pictures outdoors, it makes more sense to have a small bunch of random wildflowers as props than a carefully arranged, ribbon bound bouquet. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Nope just an unnecessary way to spend more money

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I like the idea of having a few flowers but a full bouquet seems over the top.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t think it’s “too bridal” but I do think it’s an artificial expense. It makes it look like you’re spending money just because you can. I hope this isn’t a trend.

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

Seems like an odd suggestion but if you like it go for it! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I think it’s odd.  And although this is off point, I have to say that I now regret wearing a white dress for our engagement photos.  Granted, it was a short sundress and nothing like my formal wedding dress but still – it’s seriously the only other pro photos we have of ourselves and I just wish ithey looked even LESS bridal than they do…..if that makes sense.  So applying that logic, I’d stear clear of a bouquet too.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’ve only seen this once, and I thought it was very weird and confusing. I was trying to figure out if they were actually wedding pictures or like a post elopement shoot. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

No – weird. 

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