Does Engagement picture theme need to match wedding theme?

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
3292 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

It doesn’t matter. Your theme is for your wedding not your engagement.

Post # 3
681 posts
Busy bee

No issue that I can see. A lot of couples pick the beach or somewhere scenic for their photos and it has nothing to do with their wedding theme. It is a meaningful place to you and that is all that matters!

Post # 4
120 posts
Blushing bee

The beach sounds lovely!

I don’t know of any couple’s photos that matched. Most seem to be at the place they met ( ie university) or a nearby park. You’re fine!

Post # 5
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

bcrowe :  In the grand scheme of things, I don’t think it really matters! But, that being said, we did two different locations for our engagement photos. We did sunrise pictures at the location where he proposed by Lake Michigan and then we went to a baseball field (our wedding theme) and took some pictures there! Does your wedding have an obvious theme? Maybe you could incorporate it somehow in the engagement pics, but like I said, not neccassary! 

Post # 6
2265 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

bcrowe :  I wouldn’t give it another thought. We’re doing a beach Destination Wedding in Mexico and having our engagement photos in the high desert in Oregon. The settings could barely be more different. Going somewhere beautiful that has meaning to you is the only thing that matters.


Post # 7
9218 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i didn’t have a theme for my engagement photo session or wedding.

i would just do whatever you want to do.

Post # 8
2013 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I feel that a theme is so temporary, compared to a place that has emotional significance to you. We took our engagement pics at a location that has special importance in our lives, and there was no theme. We did white, blacks, and blues for our outfits, but our wedding colors are yellow and red. We did our pics in the spring, but we’re getting married in the fall.

Definitely take your pictures in a place that has meaning to you. You may forget or even regret the theme of your wedding later on, and it certainly doesn’t have much importance in your lives, but you’ll never forget the special place where many happy moments took place.

Post # 9
969 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

I think I’ll be adding touches of my theme to our engagement photos: red shoes, yellow umbrella, but I’m really hoping we can get our stuff together fast enough to have our engagement shoot take place at the Butte MT Mining Museum. We’re getting married in a garden, so it’s pretty much the exact opposite of that!

Post # 10
1741 posts
Bumble bee

If you don’t have matching themes, someone will for sure call the cops on you. Best to avoid that.

Post # 11
742 posts
Busy bee

Nope! You’re overthinking it! Did you ever notice someone else’s engagement photos not matching their wedding theme? Tbh, no one cares that much about your wedding besides you. So you do you boo!

Post # 13
6909 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I purposely wanted different photos for my e-pics so that i’d have a variety when we include our wedding photos! Some beach, some vineyard, some sunset, etc. 

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