(Closed) What is the point of bridal portraits?

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m clueless too.  I have no idea what they are or why you get them.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2006

In some regions (like the South), it’s traditional for the bride to have a bridal portrait (or portraits) made and to display it at the reception.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it’s pointless too, and i’m from the South. A lot of brides gift their parents giant canvases of the portraits, and they are displayed at the wedding. I’ve always found it strange to have pics of yourself in your wedding dress at your wedding….can’t people just look at you, since it’s, you know, you’re wedding and stuff? 😉 I’d also want my husband represented in the pics – the wedding isn’t all about me! We chose to not get them done!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

They aren’t common around here, but my photographer offered them as part of her packages, but I didn’t see the need.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Linz1231: Hmn interesting. I’ve actually never heard of it before. I know my parents had one made from a picture of them on their wedding day and have always kept that on our fireplace mantle. But I’ve never heard of a bride having one displayed at the wedding. Seems a little odd ????

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We had an engagement picture of us at the wedding for people to sign on tha matting that surrounds it.  It was in lieu of a guest book.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

it’s a southern thing. you can use it as a trial run…the first time your hair, makeup, dress, accessories are all together. it’s traditional to display one at the reception too.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, I feel it a little self centered. Why do you need a giant picture of yourself on your wedding day displayed for all to see? I’d rather have a giant photo of us, as a couple, on OUR wedding day on display. 

Or it could be the wedding industry complex telling women that they need to spend MORE money on more photos. Because engagement, boudoir, wedding day, and trash the dress photos are not enough. ^_^

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