(Closed) Erm…..how do I respond to this comment???

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1774 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would pretend you are responding to someone who just said your photos look nice. I would either respond with a “Thanks,” or “Thanks, I liked yours too. ” Then put something else unrelated in the message.

Post # 4
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Hmmmm….difficult situation to read.  Although, I don’t think your friend would’ve told you that if she didn’t know it already!  Wink

My wedding is next weekend and I, too, think that two of my girlfriends that recently got married had better photographers than we do.  But, their photographers were about $500-700 outside of our budget.

Probably your best response is, “Your photos are lovely.  I especially like x, y, & z”  This way, both of your feelings are protected and she doesn’t feel so much like she made a horrible choice on such an important day. 

Try not to sweat it! Smile

Post # 5
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would just say, “I think yours turned out beautiful!” You don’t really have to believe that, it’s just nice to say. Does it really matter at this point? She can’t have a do-over, so just give her the compliment she’s fishing for… and then I agree with the above poster, change the subject and ask about their honeymoon or something. 🙂

Post # 6
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think its okay to acknowledge her comment by saying something like “Thank you, we’re very happy with the work he did, but I think your pictures came out beautiful too. I especially like the one where …”

Post # 7
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

What is the problem with just being nice to this person? Someone is openly admitting to you that they are jealous of something you have. You should take it as a compliment, because that’s exactly what it is. If you had bad wedding photos you’d probably be looking for comfort too 🙁

Post # 8
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

“Thanks; I think yours look great too!”


Or non-response if you are more of a ‘if you don’t have something nice to say…’ person

Post # 9
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

“Thanks so much, what a nice thing to say. You got some good ones too, though!”

Post # 10
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would just respond similar to what the previous posters have already stated. Something like: “Thank you :-)”

Post # 12
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would just say “Thank you. We are really happy with how they turned out.”

Post # 13
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think she was making an honest comment. I too went with a photographer just starting out w/o a lot of experience and I now reqret it. He obviously did not know how to deal with a non-traditional, older couple and while there were some nice shots, there are others I wish he would have taken.  But I agree with the above posts, just say thanks and that her  photos are beautiful too.

Post # 14
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I agree with those above. I’d write something back like: 


Thanks so much, we really love our pictures! I think yours are beautiful as well– you did such a great job with your wedding! The ____ was really stunning. How is married life treating you?” 

That way you’re making an off-hand comment about her photos but really focusing on what SHE did great about her wedding, and then changing the subject. 

Post # 15
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would just say it was awesome of her to let your friend have the experience, and that the photos are very lovely. Thank her for complimenting yours, and then say I wish we would have done_______ (something they did but you didn’t do) Candy bar? etc.  and say how cool that turned out. That way she can kinda have the same feeling and you’re both on the same page.

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