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Essential or Extra - Getting Ready Pictures?

Lynnie, on September 4, 2018 at 12:06 PM Posted in Planning 0 78
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What's your take on "getting ready pictures"? Are they one of your essential must-haves, or an extra upgrade you could skip? Essential or Extra??


Essential or Extra - Getting Ready Pictures? 1

Photo by Laura Murray Photography in Denver

Essential or Extra - Getting Ready Pictures? 2

Photo by Flora + Fauna Photography in Jacksonville


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78 Comments

  • Jessica
    VIP October 2018
    Jessica
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    Meh. Dont really care for them. I dont need 29484728 pics of me having makeup applied on my face 馃槀
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  • Kayla
    Expert January 2019
    Kayla
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    I think the last minute pictures like tying a tie and buttoning the back of the dress are cute but too many are un necessary.
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  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha
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    I want getting ready photos! I think they鈥檙e cute and I鈥檇 like to have pictures to remember those moments.
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  • DC Wife 10.27.18
    Master October 2018
    DC Wife 10.27.18
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    I feel exactly the same way. I'd like to see a few pics with FH getting ready with my sons and me getting ready with my future step daughters. Other than that I won't be posing on beds wearing matching outfits and stuff. I'm just not into it.

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  • C
    Super October 2018
    Cassandra
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    I think these are awesome pictures! I would definitely pay extra if they aren鈥檛 included in the price. (Depending how expensive it is)
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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding
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    I have the super quick putting jackets on and them putting me in the dress. Past that I didn't feel the need for it. I think that is fully up to the person.

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  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
    Brae
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    Extra. We'll have just a couple, like the finishing moments as a pp stated.
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  • Tracy
    Super January 2019
    Tracy
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    I don't want a lot of posed pictures, but am having them done more "documentary" style. I want the entire day captured. Smiley smile

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  • AQuixoticBride
    VIP July 2018
    AQuixoticBride
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    We Were able to fit the photographer we wanted into our budget by only hiring her for a few hours. So no getting ready pictures for us. I didn't really see the need for those pictures.
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  • M
    Savvy April 2019
    Maureen
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    Extra, I don't need the same exact posed photos as everyone else.


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  • Ashley
    VIP December 2018
    Ashley
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    Extra- I'm sure the BM will take some pics of that, and those will be good enough for me, because I'm sure as heck not paying a photographer for more time for those.

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  • Krystal
    Dedicated April 2019
    Krystal
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    I always thought they were essential, especially how much they are advertised. I think they are beautiful, but because my FH and I aren't have a traditional wedding, I didn't know if I should take them or not. I like knowing not everyone wants them. It makes me feel better for not having them.

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  • April
    Expert September 2018
    April
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    Essential. I personally love getting ready photos and have matching pajamas for all my girls.

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  • Kristina
    Master August 2018
    Kristina
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    Essential for me! I haven't seen any yet, but it'll be nice to see the entire day captured on camera!

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  • Gipperkm
    Super September 2018
    Gipperkm
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    We are doing a very very small amount of these photos with everyone already in their attire. Last minute lipstick touch-ups, tying ties (for the guys), etc. What I mainly want to capture are the opening of gifts (my fiance and parents). Definitely an extra

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  • Nicole
    Expert November 2018
    Nicole
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    I love the aspect of having photos getting my dress on with my mom or FH tying his tie with his dad, can't wait to have those little special moments captured!

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  • Shaunte
    Expert April 2020
    Shaunte
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    Essential for us

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  • Mrs. Sarantos
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. Sarantos
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    Extra, I just need one or two shots from an iPhone
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  • D
    Beginner October 2018
    Danielle
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    Essential. It ia not everyday that I get all dressed up and have my makeup and hair done. These moments are precious and will bring back all of the happy memories of getting ready when I look at them in years to come.
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  • Nafisah
    Super May 2019
    Nafisah
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    Necessary. I want to remember what I looked like stressing over getting ready lol.
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