(Closed) STDs and Winter blues

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
569 posts
Busy bee

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cherryiice:  I’ve seen a lot of beautiful winter engagement shoots posted on here.  I wouldn’t hesitate to do one.  We had our E-shoot in the fall but our wedding was in the summer.  I remember being concerned about it when we sent them out but now I think enough time passes between the STD and wedding invite that it doesn’t matter much. 

Post # 3
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’d vote for the winter engagement shoot…

I do think I’d find it odd to have your photos on your actual invitations and sending them four months in advance isn’t really giving guests much of a heads up.

Post # 4
6879 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

I personally love winter engagement shoots. One of my good friends did one last year because they got engaged in November and planned on having an August wedding. So they had to get their Save-The-Date Cards out before the weather got warm (and we live in Chicago, so it’s cold!). They did their shoot on the rocks by the lake and were all bundled up in hats and gloves. It was really cute. 

Post # 5
2168 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

Do you have to have photos sent out? We did an engagement shoot but still did photoless Save-The-Date Cards. We are also not putting photos on our invites (not generally a fan of this). But we’re still going to frame them, give them to our parents, generally love having photos of us from this time in our lives, and be grateful for the “practice” photo shoot before the wedding.

I would just send out photoless Save-The-Date Cards, in the typical time-frame (8 months before hand); 4-5 months just isn’t worth it. FWIW, I’m also a September bride and we’re sending ours out next month. 

Post # 6
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I would do a winter engagmement shoot and send out the STD’s in Feb.  They could be super cute!! and I’m sure your photographer can edit if your noseis a little runny or your cheeks are a little too red.  Plus it will be a nice thing to receive (from a guests point of view) after the craziness of the holiday!

Post # 7
5021 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I would definitely do a winter photo shoot.  They can be so romantic!

Post # 8
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Canaan Valley Resort, WV

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DrunkInLove:  I’m also a September bride and we just order ours on Vista Print. 

cherryiice: We solved this dilemia with my FI’s sister who is a graphic design artist and great on photoshop take photos when we were first engaged to put on Save-The-Date Cards.  But I agree on a winter engagement shoot.  Just heads up, printing takes between 2-3 weeks to get the Save-The-Date Cards back depending on how much you’re willing to pay for shipping.


Post # 10
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Save-The-Date Cards would give me the blues, too.


Post # 11
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Our wedding it around the same time. We just did our photo shoot last night. The weather are so bad, rainy and cold. We did our pictures in two bars that have meaning to us. They both are themed and have a lot of spots to take pictures. We even have tons of shots infront of a waterfall. Later in the spring we might do pictures outside. 

Do you have an indoor botanical gardens? We were thinking about doing it at our local on but they wanted $200 to shoot there. 

Post # 14
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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cherryiice:  Totally understandable. The bar is us. We met there. We go there all the time. Its our watering hole and hang out spot. Good luck!


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