(Closed) What bridal poses make you cringe?

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Post # 62
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Jumping photos. I absolutely cannot stand them and at least one person always looks weird, isn’t looking the right away or is waaaay behind the rest of the group and sticks out.

What about formal wear, heels and a wedding dress leads to people bouncing up and down for a photo op? I am dying to know how this trend got started.

Post # 63
4410 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

I don’t like the ones where the bride and groom stick out their fists to show their rings. Our photographer did those, but we made sure we told her we wanted the more traditional pictures of our hands with our rings. 

I don’t get the jumping photos.  Who really jumps up in the air when they’re wearing a huge wedding gown? It’s just very staged to me. 

I don’t like the first look pictures that have the back of the groom’s head towards the camera and all you see is how excited the bride is. The point is to catch the groom’s expression, not the bride’s. 

I also don’t like the pictures of the bride and groom when they enter the reception if the bride fist pumps her bouquet up in the air. I’ve never understood the whole fist pumping the bouquet into the air thing. 

Post # 64
4045 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@kes18:  I also don’t like the signs: she is stealing his last name…,etc.  They just scream Pinterest to me in a way that makes them completely boring now.  Whereas they would be cute if EVERYONE didn’t seem to be doing them.  But more power to you if you want them!

This. All the sign pictures annoy me now. When I first saw them circulate on Pinterest I thought it was cute. Now I have seen it SO MUCH, and it has gotten incredibly old. I hate seeing weddings that appear to be entirely Pinterest-copied. Have something unique and personal to you!

And I echo PPs who have said they don’t care for the ones with the couple standing far apart holding hands… I just don’t get it. Normally in these shots either their faces are cut off or the couple has a serious expression. Why so somber?

Post # 65
986 posts
Busy bee

I like the bar one in this thread, but I’ve never seen another one that I liked. I hate hate hate jumping photos, someone always looks out of place in them. And no running away, last chance to run, etc. I’m all for humor, but our marriage is not about humor!

Post # 66
1563 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@DDG84:  That drives me crazy! lol

Post # 67
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m sorry to say that if I have to see one more Bridesmaids movie set of poses I will scream!

Post # 68
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@Loribeth:  I agree on the bouquet air pump…why do women do this? Everytime I see it it makes me want to remind them that they are not at a sports game or a rock concert. You are at your wedding!

Also, pretty much ditto to everything else already mentioned.

Post # 69
5427 posts
Bee Keeper

I have several which I will post pictures of here.

Why this pose? Why the downward shot? To look down the top of her dress for cleavage? (I know this is not the reason but that’s the first thing I see… boobs!)

Why is this even an idea of picture? Great shoes… I guess?

Okay, so they can stand on the posts without falling… what a skill! And what sour puss faces, not even a hint of smiling there.

Why the dorky faces? And the picture frame is so childish and, I think this is the one that makes me cringe the most because I just think… UGH!

This is NOT cute okay? It is extremely disrespectful!

Now this one I like very much because although it is posed it is natural and I like the natural genuine smile on their faces!

I love this one!

Post # 70
9795 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@happyface:  +1  I agree!  I don’t like any of those poses except the last one is cute!  At least you can see how happy they are!  Standing on the posts kill me the most…..wth?!

Post # 71
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@SouthernGirl:  I got lucky with my last bride, as she is nearing 50 years old and young at heart with a bit of a short attention span! Some of my “gazing in the distance” photos are 100% candid! haha I cannot personally stand the groveling, the jumping, the fussing over material items…..catching the details and how everything comes together is one thing, but making it about the decor and not the union is a no-no in my book.

Post # 72
1542 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011



Post # 73
3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@thatredheadedbride:  Ya i really do hate ones with alot of alcohol. Beer + wedding = romance? No!

Post # 74
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t hate them, but I don’t like the ones with the veil draped over the bride and groom. It always looks sort of forced and cheesy.

Post # 75
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@Anamagana:  As a book lover, this truly pains me. 🙁 I’ve never seen something like that before.

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@magglemay-2013:  I’m guilty of the fist pump in the air (minus bouquet though) when we entered the reception. I honestly did NOT remember even doing it until I saw the pictures later. I was like wait, what? I did that? I definitely didn’t plan it and I dunno what came over me. Oh well.

It’s been mentioned, but I don’t get the ones where the bride and groom are standing far apart just looking pissed off. This is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. SMILE, DAMMIT.

Post # 76
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Now I’m going to be thinking of every single one of these poses and try not to do that during my wedding. Undecided 


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