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#1 MayaLove

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    Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:56 AM

    Did you do bridal portraits? If not, do you regret not doing them?
    I've been thinking about whether or not I should do them. I don't really have the desire to or see the point(no offense to anyone) but maybe I'm missing something?
    If you did do them, what did you use them for?

    Just thought about this as we are working out the budget details right now. TIA
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    #2 Jess

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      Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:00 PM

      Are you not from the South (I see that you live there now)? I'm not and I don't see the point of them -I'm pretty sure that is the only place they do them...but I know if you are from the South they are pretty important so it is really your call

      #3 ~*Kathy*~

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        Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:09 PM

        I don't know, after my wedding, I kind of wanted to do some because it feels so wrong for me to only get to wear such a beautiful dress once. I want more pictures in my dress to be honest lol. But that's just me. :) I do not think they are necessary though by any means.

        #4 Jacilynda

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          Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:55 PM

          I have never heard of a bridal portraits, but I get the idea.

          I didn't do them. But my TTD shoot has a TON of photos that are just me, well I know they took a ton so we'll see when I get them. But I do like having photos of just me. And so does Joe, ha! I don't see the point in doing a whole shoot of just me, but I have plenty of me just before the ceremony and tons on our TTD so that makes up plenty for me.

          #5 Outdoor_girl1010

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            Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:03 PM

            I think it is a southern thing. Most of the times I have seen them set up, they are set up very nice at the Recepetion on an easal right when you walk in. That is the only way I have seen them used. Then they are put up in the home somewhere.
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            #6 autjo

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              Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:17 PM

              LOL. I grew up in Texas and my parents are still there. Just last weekend my mom was crying over me not doing bridal portraits. Literally bawling. We did e-pics, I did BD pics and we have 8 hours with our photog on the wedding day for pics. I plan on getting some of just me on the wedding day so I did not see the point of doing another birdal portrait shoot. I feel bad for my mom, but I just don't want to put up a pic of me in the house... I want ones of me and FI! Good luck deciding on what you are going to do!

              #7 MayaLove

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                Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:43 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Jess
                Are you not from the South (I see that you live there now)? I'm not and I don't see the point of them -I'm pretty sure that is the only place they do them...but I know if you are from the South they are pretty important so it is really your call
                Yeah, I'm originally from here but I haven't really seen them much. The only time I can remember seeing one is at my aunt's house.

                I just figured photos before and after the wedding(even though all are not by myself) would be enough but I'm just so tempted by some that I've seen online.

                If I did do them I probably wouldn't do the whole blowing up the picture and displaying it thing, I find it a little weird.

                Thanks for the responses everyone! :)
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                #8 finzup

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                  Posted 04 September 2009 - 06:53 PM

                  my dad got re-married and his wife (now ex-wife #2) had the bridal portrait done. It was HUGE and on display at their over-the-top wedding. Afterwards she displayed it in their home right as you walked in.
                  I could never do it.

                  (no offense to anyone that does.. just my .02)
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                  #9 poohshek

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                    Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:21 PM

                    I don't see the point of having bridal portraits taken unless you want pictures of yourself in the wedding dress displayed on your big day.

                    #10 Tifuhhknee

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                      Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:45 PM

                      I, until just now on this forum, had never heard of BD pictures. But EVERYONE I know has done bridal photos. As you can see, I am from Louisiana, born and bred. You put up bridal pics at the reception, most girls take some with hunting or fishing gear to put on the groom's table. You print it for your parents and grandparents. I never realized it was just a southern thing! Then again, if you have ever been to our receptions, you know that we do everything differently.
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