(Closed) I wasn’t thrilled with the way I looked on my wedding pictures:( Any other bees?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wasn’t crazy about how I looked either, it turned out to be sooooooooooooo humid on my wedding day. Like the most humid day I had ever experienced in my life. So we were all drippy and bloaty and our hairstyles fell out. But over time I became more okay with it because there’s a couple nice ones and my friend also took amazing pictures at my reception so I have those. You only frame like one or two so hopefully you can find a couple you really like. Maybe have a friend photoshop some pretty black and white or other effects onto some pictures to make your natural look a little more… intentional looking?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was disappointed at first, too. I did my hair myself, and I thought it looked way too simple, my veil was huge and weird, my dress was too long, etc. It took me a long time before I could even LOOK at the photos, I felt that bad about them. My advice is to give it time. I recently went back to the photos, over a year later, and I realized that they’re not as bad as I thought. I’m far enough removed now from the event to see the photos more objectively. You really only need a few (even just 1 or 2) good ones out of the hundreds that were taken. And… I doubt the BMs looked better than you! We’re just always so harsh on ourselves… 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

i was not a fan of my hairstyle.  i didn’t have a trial as i would have had to pay extra and fit it in my schedule the day before the wedding basically since my wedding was in Jamaica, i didn’t get meet who was doing my hair and makeup before hand.  I did bring a picture of a hairstyle i thought i wanted, but i didn’t find it suited me very well and there was no time to change it up once she was done so i just accepted it.  oh well.  i didn’t hate it, but i have liked my hair better in the past when i got it done to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man in other weddings.  In hindsight i wished i went to a hairdresser in town before going to Jamaica to play around with styles  i knew which i wanted and then brought that picture to Jamaica.  what can you do? i thought bringing a picture would be failproof since my only bad experience before my wedding was when i was a Bridesmaid or Best Man once and i didn’t bring a picture and then i HATED how she did my hair!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

@stillme:  You really only need a few (even just 1 or 2) good ones out of the hundreds that were taken

Definitely agree with this! I had other issues with my photos,  not so much the way i looked, but i didn’t like the ugly trees hanging overhead our ceremony site on the beach and i was upset we didn’t get a lot of bridal party pictures. In fact we got no full length of me and my BMs on the beach which i had REALLY wanted….but in the end, i only framed a few pictures in a big collage frame i bought. For the frame i only wanted to put ONE bridal party photo and i had to pick between the TWO i loved! And i put one ceremony on the beach photo – and the one i chose i love because its a gorgeous blue background (water and sky) and you don’t see the trees in this one that i hate in the other pics.  so in the end, i am pretty thrilled with the pics i framed. AND the one i chose of Darling Husband and I to put in the center of the frame, i DO like my hair in it. It is fresh from the hairdresser and not yet messed up by the wind and the angle at which it was taken i actually really like my hair! Even though there are plenty of other photos in which I am not a fan of my hair. I realize now – who cares?!  everything else about the day was perfect, i am certainly not going to let an imperfect hairstyle taint my memories of the day and love of my wedding pictures!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ugh I know how you feel. My actual wedding I loved my pictures only taken by family because we had a private destination wedding. But I HATE my reception pictures taken by pro photog I look like crap.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I kind of felt like my hair turned out frizzier than I wanted, and my mom was obsessed with making my waist look tiny, and did my corset back up too tight and gave me back cleavage… 

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