(Closed) Did you do a bridal portrait?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Did you do a bridal portrait
    Yes : (25 votes)
    33 %
    No : (51 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I didnt do them. They werent included in my package and are more of a Southern tradition. Also, bridal portraits are nice to display at the wedding but then what do you do with it afterwards? I feel like it would be weird to hang a picture of just me in my gown on my wall!

    Post # 5
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m getting a bridal portrait, but only because my (southern) mom wanted it, and she’s paying for the wedding.  I’m not displaying it at the wedding because the wedding is about me and my fiance, not just me.  We’re displaying an engagement picture instead.  After the wedding, Mom will put it on her wall, because I wouldn’t want to just look at a picture of myself in my own apartment.

    Post # 6
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    No, I knew I would never display pics of me by myself in our home. All wedding pics that are displayed are of us 🙂

    Post # 7
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    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My fiance’s mother wanted to get them for me as a gift.  I would not have gotten them if I were paying for them. I am excited though!  We will have some of these pictures displayed at the wedding and one of the Fiance and me.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I didn’t do separate bridal pictures, but we got them (in essense) before/after the ceremony:

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i just had mine done on Friday! I wouldn’t have gotten them if I hadn’t won them at a bridal fair, but I’m thrilled with the way they turned out, and I had a blast! (Photog already posted some ‘sneak peeks’ on his Web site). I figure we’ll use a couple at the wedding, and I know my parents and aunt will want copies of some of them. Plus, since my mom couldn’t come, it was a great bonding time with my FMIL!

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I did because I was not happy with any of the solo pics of me taken by the wedding photographer. I like the results but now I wish I had waited until after I lost the weight!

    Post # 11
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    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I won’t do a separate session, but we’ll definitely be doing some of just me solo on the day of the wedding.  I figure that will be enough.

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    It’s not very common around here. We were trying to save money, we didn’t do that or engagement pictures.

    Post # 14
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    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Private home

    I did – Since we were getting married in a semi-destination wedding it was a great chance for me to see our photographer’s style and meet her in person.  I also used this as my hair and makeup trial, since I hadn’t met my stylist before either.  Added bonus – I LOVE the pics!

    We had some framed at the wedding and then gave them to the moms, who both loved them.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I will be having a bridal portrait session. It’s really the norm in my area. All of my friends who have done them said that it’s a great opportunity to see what works and what doesn’t with your wedding day look. I wil be displaying the portrait at the reception, but I’ll probably end up giving it to my dad after that.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t plan on it since I think of it as more of a Southern tradition but my cousin from Texas had them done and they were quite nice 🙂

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