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Bridal Portrait... How far in advance?

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#1 *Casey*

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    Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:13 PM

    Hey Everyone! I was just wondering how long before your wedding you are supposed to get your portraits taken. My sister waited way too long because she wanted to keep loosing weight, and it was cutting it really close to have it finished and framed before the wedding. I know that I have plenty of time, I'm just curious. Any ideas? TIA


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    Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:19 PM

    we dont do these up north. in fact i never heard of it until BDW!

    engagement pics of the couple together are much more common up here, and usually an 8x10 or larger is displayed near/on the guest book table (at regular, non-DW weddings, anyways).

    #3 *Heather*


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      Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:20 PM

      I'm with Abbie...never heard of it. What's a bridal portrait?

      #4 *Casey*

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        Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:24 PM

        It's a professional picture of the bride that your photog takes months in advance of you in your dress, veil, hair, makeup, bouquet.... just like you would look on your wedding day. It's usually put on a canvas, framed, and displayed at the reception by the guest book and stuff. Maybe it's just a southern thing. Sometimes they are taken in a studio, or on location... depending on what the bride wants. Crazy... I've never heard of anyone not doing this.

        #5 KLC77

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          Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:38 PM

          Ooh, I've never heard of this. I can't imagine having to get all ready TWICE! lol Altho, it would be awesome to be able to get some of the photos out of the way beforehand. Hopefully someone else on here can help you with the timeline.

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          #6 jajajaja

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            Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:41 PM

            I remember a girl on BDW doing it once. They were gorgeous pics, but ya, never heard of it before that. :) Sorry, I'm no help!
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            #7 Sloan

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              Posted 09 September 2008 - 01:01 PM

              I've never heard of a bridal portrait either! We're doing engagement pics at the end of October. Normally I wouldnt bother with them, but we're not bring a pro photog with us to Jamaica and I want pro pics of us sometime, somehow!

              #8 *Casey*

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                Posted 09 September 2008 - 01:02 PM

                This is so weird!

                #9 Amarillis

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                  Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:01 PM

                  I have never heard of this.... sorry!

                  #10 O'Driscoll Photography

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                    Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:25 PM

                    You should have it done at least 3 months prior to your wedding. That way, you'll have plenty of time to choose the images you want to purchase (including the one you will want to have matted and framed and put up at your reception site), and your photographer will have time to get everything printed and delivered to you without having to worry about getting it all done at the last minute.

                    Hope this helps.


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