Post # 1
This is so silly.Prepare yourself.
Yesterday was my fabulous, beautiful and amazing bridal shower. It was thrown by my FMIL and my mom. Unusual, I know, but it worked for us. They both put so much love and time into this shower. The food was amazing, the games were not riduculous, and there was just a lot of love to go around.
I mingled. I laughed. I ate. I opened. I DIDNT GET PICTURES. Sure there were people with cameras randomly shooting their pics as I opened our new pillows. But no pictures of specific people.
We will never get this back. We will never have this beautiful moment again. I acually called my mom before 6am to cry all over her and tell her how much I loved the day and how sorry I was that we didnt get a picture. Im actually crying harder reaccounting this… Im crazy!
My mother, of course…the voice of reason, says: “It was a busy day! Surely there is some picture of us we can crop up…” Love her.
What do you think? Have you had any big event regrets leading up to your Big Day?
My fiance says that we are going over there today, wearing the same outfit, to get some pics… Love him too….
Post # 3
your FI is adorable mine would say that as well. lol
Ive had that happen-not as big as a bridal shower but when i tried on dresses 3 diff times only one of three ppl i wanted there would show up….it sucked rarely got any pics.even then.
its a crappy thing but a lesson learned.
you will forever be the “wheres the camera” girl lol i mean that with as much love as possible.
Post # 4
Oh no! I totally understand! I’ve had a few of those moments, not as big as a bridal shower though, but I usually take pictures of everything if we are with family. It’s like a journal entry, I don’t want to forget what happened! But, sometimes, his family (and mine) are not picture people, so I feel embarrassed and don’t take pictures, but I regret it. I’m sorry it happened, hopefully someone there got some pictures of you in action at the shower not opening gifts :), start asking around!
Post # 5
We forgot to take one group picture and I felt the same way. But honestly, it is a busy day and you do forget. I have some pictures of some people – in fact, everyone is in some picture somehow. Yu just get the ones you can from everybody that was there and you make a small book. Write down your favorites of the day, the theme, the games, etc. The memory will live longer in your heart anyway. It’s OK!!
Post # 6
I’m sure there are at least a few pictures, but if I were you I’d write everything down I could remember. Maybe even have your mom and his write down what they remember. You can even add to it as you think of things. This might be even better than having pictures in the long run. You can write down things people said that you want to remember. You’ll probably be able to capture most of the details in words if not by pictures. Get writing!!!!
Post # 7
Sorry to hear this! Do you know anyone who could sketch/paint/draw a picture of some moment from the day? It’s not the same as a photo (or album), but it could be something. I also like the idea of writing everything down. Perhaps you could have each person (or each family member/bridal party member) write down a special part of the day and have a kind of collective journal about it? Good luck!
Post # 8
I know how you feel. It happened to me once.
I hosted this really nice luncheon for my bridesmaids at Boston’s most expensive restaurant, bought them nice gifts, and gave each one custom- made cupcakes as favors (we are HUGE cupcake fans!) and NO ONE took a picture! Not one! zero…nada! I was really upset for a while…but then, I thought…”you know what? It’s the actual memory that counts! I don’t have pictures, but I know in my head it happened and I had a blast!”
Post # 9
Aw, I feel for you! We had a similar thing happen. At our engagement party, there were a lot of pics taken but NONE of me and my dad or me and my mom , what??! And really not a decent one of me and FI either. Not sure how that happened but I did feel sad about it. The only thing I can say is make sure you’ve got a list of pics needed on your big day! I mean, obviously, that’s going to happen but it helped me a little bit to realize that there were DEFINITELY going to be pics on the Big Day! 😉 It’s an emotional time so I think we find ways to focus on certain things to let our emotion out on but take it all in stride, everything will be so fine in the end. More pics will be coming your way so soon!! BTW, your FI is an angel for saying that….so sweet. 🙂