(Closed) No time for STD engagement pics…is that a big deal?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We didn’t pic a pic on ours, but that was our personal preference. You have to decide what is more important to you, having a pic on the Save-The-Date Cards or getting them out asap. The  “point” of std’s is to give your potential guests advance notice of your wedding date and location. They should already know what you look like : )

Here’s mine for reference:

 

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We also sent out our Save-The-Date Cards before our engagement pictures.  They turned out pretty good too!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We didn’t use pictures for ours. Here’s a pic of the sample one. It’s a magnet!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We had engagement pics and never planned to use them for our std’s.  I really don’t think you HAVE to use them.  I loved our e session as it gave us great pics, a trial run for our wedding and made us a little more comfortable for the wedding.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We didn’t have a photo.  In fact I don’t think I’ve ever gotten one with a photo from anyone else, either.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I didnt even really understand the concept of engagement pics myself.  We didnt do that, and the Save the dates we did were actually just over the computer.  I wouldnt worry over it.  You can always get engagement pics done and display them at your wedding!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If you really want to add a personal picture, do you have a really nice one of your venue that you took? My Fiance and I were thinking that we’d use the door to our chapel as a Save the Date picture instead of us. He recently broke multiple bones so he’s not getting in front of the camera any time soon.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

 

You don’t have to use an engagement photo. 

My FH and I used a templated STD that followed our general theme, but didn’t even completely match our color scheme. 

It was just a heads up.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Lily_of_the_valley:  I don’t think it matters if you have pictures on the Save-the-Dates or not. I think it is a matter of personal preference. But I did notice that your wedding date looks like it is April 2014 so couldn’t you still take e-pics in the spring? 🙂 And if the pics don’t get on the save-the-dates you could always either put them on your wedding website, your invitations, or use them at your reception somehow. 🙂 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Lily_of_the_valley:  We didn’t take any e-photos. I made our StDs on Shutterfly.com using one of our vacation pics!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

No.  We sent out our STD’s at the beginning of the month and our engagement session is next month.  We are doing picture Thank-you cards instead.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

There’s a lot of fun STD templates online that don’t involve pictures you could coordinate your theme or colors into it. Or…my Fiance and I set up a tripod and shot our own STD photos. 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We didn’t have engagement pictures done for our save the dates, but we did want some pictures for them. We went out to a nearby park on a whim on a nice day with a camera and tripod, and had our own little photo shoot! We managed to snag a few shots worthy of our save the date magnet, and they came out super cute!

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