Post # 1
My fiancée and I have a small budget for our wedding. We only have $5,000 for the entire thing. We are only having 50 guests and most likely it will be at a restaurant (any suggestions for restaurants would also be great). I live in Torrance, CA but any location would be great (ex. long beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo or Manhattan beach, downtown, Pasadena, culver city ect.) we are very open in terms of location.
Sorry I went off topic. Ok so here it goes. So with a small budget I feel like it’s important to cut off things that may not be as important. I was thinking of not getting professional engagement photos but a lot of friends have told me that engagement photos are a must. Has anyone skipped the engagement photos, had a friend take them with a regular camera, ect. What are your thoughts?
Ps: we got engaged last week and only our parents know. We wanted to enjoy it before we shared it with everyone.
Post # 2
smile111: I never got engagement photos. Could not have cared less.
Post # 3
We have a large budget and I am skipping engagement photos, I personally just think they are super cheesy. jumping around in a field wearing lightweight fall sweaters tossing leaves. no thanks.
Post # 4
I did get engagement photos dobe however they are by no mean mandatory we mainly wanted an excuse to get some nice photos of us not in wedding clothes and our photographer offers the engagement shoot for free
Post # 5
We’re not having engagement photos at all. The fact that it will save money is nice, but mainly it’s due to the fact that we can’t be bothered. Just because engagement photos were important to your friend, doesn’t mean that they have to be important to you.
Post # 6
smile111: No engagement photos here. Haven’t missed ’em. Fiance and I have plenty of photos of the two of us together. We weren’t going to pay an extra $300 of our photography package for a glorified Facebook photo.
Post # 7
smile111: my brother took our engagement photos, but he had a nice camera. I think with editing nowadays, you can make photos look great with any camera
Post # 8
We’re not getting engagement photos done. It wasn’t important to me, and my fiance hated the idea.
Post # 9
We didn’t do engagement photos. Haven’t missed them and no one has asked us where they are. I think it is very safe to skip this expense!
Post # 10
smile111: I didn’t do engagement photos either. I think they are kind of a waste of money myself, especially with some of the hokey poses that always seem to appear in them. Ditto to PP who said they seem like glorified fb photos. I much rather fun, candid photos used for announcements and things of that nature. 🙂
Post # 11
smile111: We did not do professional engagement photos, and I don’t really miss them. My mom was there and took some pics when I got engaged.
Post # 12
lol engagement photos are a “must”! Your friends are hilarious. I think you’ll be ok without a dozen sappy pictures of you and your beloved gazing into each others eyes as you stand on a bridge/in a field/near some trees. You’ll have wedding photos!
Post # 13
We didn’t do engagement photos. Not really our thing and we don’t miss them. We loved our photographer though so we are thinking about doing a casual photoshoot later on down the line (we just got married 2 weeks ago).
I wouldn’t sweat it.
Post # 14
We didn’t do engagement photos, and didn’t miss them. Planning a wedding was enough work already, so leaving out an optional extra photoshoot meant that much less stress.
Post # 15
An engagement shoot would have been free with our photography package, and we still didn’t do it because we have no use for engagement photos. We weren’t announcing in the paper, which used to be the reason anyone bothered.