Post # 1
Maybe I’m just being crazy, but this tiny voice in my head is growing louder and it’s saying, “How will this look in photos?” It wouldn’t be bad if I didn’t hear it for every single thing. Examples?
I want circular seating. The first thing I thought was how cool it would be to be surrounded by my family and friends for real and then it happened…”Hmm…how would that look in photos? I bet they could get some cool ass photos.”
I want Mr. Tattoo to wear pink socks to match my shoes. Why? Because it would look great in photos.
I’m debating between fresh and silk flowers. It’s not because I care what guests think, I care about how it will look in photos. lol
My something blue? I thought about getting a blue nose ring. My first thought? Hm…I wonder if that would show up in photos?
All the little details? I’m thinking about all the cool camera angles and macro shots they are going to get of whatever. Salt shakers, skeleton keys, place cards, cupcakes, rings, ect. My guest won’t even effing care about those little things but they will look awesome in photos! lol
Ha ha ha, and about a million more. Is it okay to make decisions based off of what they may look like in photos?
Post # 3
I think most people on weddingbee do! That was the hardest thing for meto get used to on the board, actually….everyone’s intense interest in the pictures. (I don’t share this interest, but I’ve gotten used to it)
As long as you aren’t making yourself totally crazy, I think you are fine!
Post # 4
@nmsoonerbride: lol I will probably drive myself crazy. Like I’ll probably wear gloves for the last month before my wedding just so I won’t mess up my hands….for the photos. lol
Post # 5
Absolutely! This was what I reeeeeaaaaaaaalllllllly wanted for our wedding because it looked so cool in the photos. It just didn’t work with our venue though, the ground was too sloped 🙁
Post # 6
Oh and when I burned myself a couple weeks ago, the first thing I thought was “Thank god this didn’t happen before the wedding, I would have ruined my photos!!!”
Post # 7
Other than the marriage itself, the most lasting, tangible part of the day will be your photos, so I think it’s perfectly acceptable and probably the smartest idea to look at things from a shutterbug’s point of view first. I’ve been doing the same thing. When I had my makeup trial, the first words out of my mouth were, “I want you to make my eyes look awesome in pictures.” 🙂
Post # 8
@bakerella: lol I have to probably put my daughter in a bubble so she doesn’t come up with some mysterious bruise right before the wedding.
Our venue is tricky. It’s flat, but I don’t know if circular seating will work in the space we are suppose to get married. I can totally change that space to cocktail hour and use another space for the ceremony and another place for the reception. I have to call up to the place and visit it in the spring to work it out. We have the whole grounds so that’s not a problem. I just have to visualize it.
Post # 9
@Miss Tattoo: i have been going overboard on moisturizing handcream for this exact reason! espeically being winter and 9 days from my wedding- my cuticles are for shith…
Post # 10
Is it okay? Sure, it’s okay!
…For me, though, I don’t want to see my wedding as an editorial spread (and my budget doesn’t get me anywhere to do that anyway!) and I certainly don’t want to forfeit actually being present at my own wedding for being too worried about how it’s going to look. Yes, photographs are memories, but I want to remember the EXPERIENCE and that comes from…being present. For example, we’re doing a buffet using plain ‘ol chafing dishes and serving on disposable plates–not too photogenic, but by saving on that stuff, we can afford better food! So I resigned to doing things the way I want to do it and have faith that a good photographer can capture the wedding in its best light (no matter how modest it is)
So sure, go for the fancy salt shakers and worry about your eye shadow and all that. Just don’t go overboard 🙂
Post # 11
I have a solution to your worry…get a photographer that is great at editing! They can photoshop everything just as YOU desire! lol
Post # 12
@melisslp: lol photoshop can make anything and everything look great!
Post # 13
@MissTattoo – Heck, they can move things around, make blemishes disappear, etc. Wish we could do that in real life! haha
Post # 14
me too, i thought i ws just crazy
(my dad’s a photog)
Post # 15
I think that line of thought is actually very normal. At the end of the day, the only thing you have left are memories and pictures so it makes sense to want those pictures to capture your day in the best possible light.
Plus – it’s some of those fun, personal details that you incorporate that make you look back on your wedding and smile. (well those along with the fact that you’re married!)
Post # 16
oooh….sooo exciting. i like your idea of circular seating. that would be great and i am sure your photographers will love it too…wink wink. i know by the way. i saw them tonight for dinner. they invited me to their house for the super bowl. the secret is out. can’t wait to see the finished website. by the way, you can now email me direct at [email protected]