Post # 1
I got married 2 months ago whilst heavily pregnant. We had an intimate marriage at my dream venue (registry office), but it was the worst day. My family were supposed to meet me at 11am to get ready with me and my one-year-old. My photographer was coming at 1pm to take photos, and I had a beautiful hotel room and I’d bought bubbles to drink. They arrived two hours late and nobody was ready. They then occupied my dressing table and bathroom getting themselves ready, so I couldn’t. The photographer came but nobody was decent and I had to tell him to go. I didn’t even manage to get my full face of makeup on, and what I did manage to do was so rushed and messy. So I was super self-conscious and upset.
The photographer sent through the photos of the ceremony a few days ago. I’m happy with his work, but I don’t look how I wanted to. I was so anxious and I look so sad, and there are no photos of me on my own or with my daughter as I wanted.
I’m so happy I got married, the ceremony was perfect and we shared it with our loved ones. But I can’t think about the day without crying. Even now I’m fighting tears.
Is it stupid of me to put my dress back on and book a photoshoot? I want my hair and makeup to be perfect. I’m hoping OH would be up for this too and would put his suit back on. I’ve since had my baby girl (so I’ll have my dress taken in), and I love the thought of including her (and her big sister) too.
But is this a ridiculous idea?
Post # 2
I don’t see why not! You could find a gorgeous venue and I’m sure the photography/makeup/hair would be significantly cheaper seeing as it would only be for a shoot and not an entire wedding day.
Post # 3
If it will make you happy, go for it!
Post # 4
Imo you can’t get your wedding day back. Putting a dress on and getting new photos won’t erase the pain you felt. I think doing a nice family photo shoot is a lovely idea, but I wouldn’t try to recreate wedding photos. I’d probably pick out a brand new dress.
Post # 5
Thank you! No, I definitely can’t get my wedding day back. That’s not what it is though, it’s just about getting a picture of me in my wedding dress that I like. It’d be nice to have one with OH too. Wearing a different dress defeats the point really.
Post # 6
I had some post wedding photos that I love! Go for them!
I didnt wear my veil or my wedding shoes/accessories or the crinoline/underskirr that made my dress more puffy and my DH didn’t wore a suir, but a shirt and pants.
I love those pictures..you can check them on my older posts!
Post # 7
Not a ridiculous idea in my book at all, unless finances would be an issue. All the best!
Post # 9
I’d have no issue with reshooting some of the formal shots with just the two of you. Adding the baby and putting your older child in the same outfit seems a lot more like reinventing history, though. If you want some family photos with the kids I’d do a wardrobe change.
Post # 10
Not ridiculous at all. Wedding dresses are expensive, so the more use you can get out of it, the better.
Post # 11
I think a lot of people do this. You’re not trying to redo your wedding, you just want nice photos.
Post # 12
I would totally do this in those circumstances!
Post # 13
If it will make you happy, I don’t think it’s ridiculous.
Post # 14
Our photos were more candid in style which was intentional, we hardly had any formal photos at all. Those aren’t what I want to create. I just felt pretty ugly on my wedding day and I’d like a photo in my dress where I actually look pretty. Family photos are not what I’m after, but if I do go to the expense of doing this then I would get my girls in too. I don’t actually have my daughter’s dress anymore and she wouldn’t be able to wear it, but I would put her in a pretty dress.
Post # 15
oh girl, you need to book this photoshoot now!! wedding dresses are not cheap and you need to have some pictures in it that you LOVE! Ignore all the haters and include the kids in a couple of pictures, but not all of them. These pictures will be so special to them when they grow up, and so special to you once you have your dream wedding(dress) pictures! I can’t wait til after my wedding when I can do fun photoshoots with my photographer bff.