(Closed) Bridal portraits?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m not doing it because I don’t want to get my dress dirty!

Post # 5
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think they are definitely regional. Up here nobody does them. I’d never heard of them until WB.

Post # 7
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
6168 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It’s a regional thing.  It’s not done in my area.

Post # 10
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Runnat:  I think having your photographer for 12 hours definitely allows you time to get some bridal portraits in on the day!

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