Post # 1
Does everyone still do this and is it really necessary? Can’t I just take some personal photos the day of the wedding (we have our photographer for 12 hours)? It almost seems to me like bridal portraits are a little old fashioned, plus it’s yet another (not cheap) expense. What do you think?
Post # 3
Honestly, I had never heard of bridal portraits until WB. I plan on getting photos taken of me the day of the wedding, but certainly not before.
Post # 4
I’m not doing it because I don’t want to get my dress dirty!
Post # 5
I’m not doing it. It’s an added expense plus you have to worry about having your accessories, having alterations done and possibly paying to have your hair and make up done. We’d rather do an anniversary shoot a year later.
Post # 6
I think they are definitely regional. Up here nobody does them. I’d never heard of them until WB.
Post # 7
I decided not to, I think it’s a waste of money honestly! I don’t really want a big picture of just me because it’s about us, it’s our wedding!!! So I want wedding pictures with my husband! plus I don’t want to worry about my dress and I do not regret not getting tgem done 🙂
Post # 8
It’s definitely a southern tradition in order to have a display (usually 16×20) display print at the reception, and afterwards it hangs in the home of the bride’s parents. My aunt (actually my great aunt, who never had kids of her own) still has my mother’s bridal portrait hanging in her home.
I’m having it done, as it’s tradition. My local clients all do it, my out of town brides rarely do, as many are from up north and it’s just not something they’re accustomed to.
Post # 9
It’s a regional thing. It’s not done in my area.
Post # 10
I’m not doing it, at least not before the wedding. Funny you mention it being a southern thing, my dress shop just told me today I could rent the stand for my bridal portrait for free haha.
Post # 11
@Runnat: I think having your photographer for 12 hours definitely allows you time to get some bridal portraits in on the day!