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Getting Ready Pictures - Necessary or Not?

Lynnie, on January 14, 2020 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 0 83

Getting ready photos have become an almost standard part of any BAM or Real Wedding! But it also means extra hours that you're paying your photographer! 馃摳

How crucial do you think these pictures are? Are they necessary for your wedding plans or not?

Getting Ready Pictures - Necessary or Not? 1

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Latest activity by Tracie, on September 9, 2020 at 9:41 AM
  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    This is a "necessity" for me, but of course we could still have our wedding without this.

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
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    Not necessary! I did not feel the need to have photos of me in my pajamas getting my makeup and hair done. I can do that any day of the week.

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  • Monica
    Devoted August 2021
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    We are doing somewhat of a compromise with this! We are getting ready at my mom's house at hair and makeup etc. During this time we will just take pictures on our phones for fun. Then we will go to the church where the photographer will take pictures of me putting on my dress and some better "getting ready" photos. This way I can still have some pictures but without paying for the extra hours.
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  • Becca
    Savvy September 2020
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    This is very important for me.
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  • Anjelik
    Savvy September 2021
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    I did this just for the experience, and plus the second photographer was free. we were going to avoid this but seeing as it was the same
    price as shorter hours we just said screw it and did it anyway.
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  • Merline
    Super February 2020
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    Not really necessary, but our photographer convinced us that they are important shots. She plans on coming 30 prior to get the shots. I really just want the picture of my mom zipping up my dress.

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  • Kirstin
    Dedicated June 2021
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    I think that this is important. It captures moments that you want to capture. I鈥檝e been told by several brides that didn鈥檛 do it that they really missed out and regretted not do them.
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  • Kaysey
    Super February 2020
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    Also not necessary for me but we are doing it. Our photographer is my sister's best friend and gave us a great deal for us to have her from 11am - 9pm the day of our wedding.

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  • Kasyah
    Devoted July 2020
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    Not necessary but I like it and will be getting them.
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  • Stefanie
    Expert July 2020
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    Not necessary. I don't think it is in good taste to parade around in jammies or lingerie and have someone take photos of me. At the end of the day, the photographer owns those photos.. Not happening.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    Not necessary
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  • Ashley
    Devoted July 2021
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    This wasn't something that I really felt was necessary. We're just going to have a relaxing morning and if some of my girls want to take pictures that's fine. I am paying my photographer to come a little bit before the ceremony to take pictures of me getting into my dress and my dad seeing me for the first time. But to have her show up at like 8 in the morning was a big no.

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  • E
    Devoted October 2021
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    Not necessary for me to have these be professional level photos because I don't really feel comfortable getting ready with a stranger taking pictures. Im planning on taking a couple just with people's phones while getting ready for a couple memories
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  • Samantha
    Savvy October 2020
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    Not necessary. I will be getting any of these. My mom is doing my hair and I won't be getting dressed until after I finish getting the venue ready that day. But if you felt the need to have them then you totally should.

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  • Meagan
    Dedicated July 2021
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    I would like some, but it's not necessary.
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    Not necessary for everyone, but for me this is something that I do want so necessary for me!

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  • Bride
    December 2020
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    We haven鈥檛 found a photographer, yet...but this is not necessary for me. I鈥檇 rather save the money and have the pictures start at our ceremony. I鈥檓 also not having a bridal party, so it鈥檚 really just me getting ready...kinda boring for a photographer & would make me uncomfortable. I just want to relax that morning and not have to worry about a camera shoved in my face
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  • Jeanette
    Expert July 2022
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    I think it is necessary because of the photographer. It helps them to get the ball rolling and get to know you, and you get used to having your day photographed. I don't want too many posed shots so I think it's a nice little warmup. Plus getting ready is a fun part of the day! It's the lead-up. Smiley smile

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
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    We opted out of getting ready pictures. I was a second time bride and my husband didn鈥檛 really want that so it was something we took off the list.
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  • Avery
    Savvy July 2020
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    Not necessary at all. I don't even think that wedding pictures are necessary. Do you remember the days when people just enjoyed eachother in real time? personally, I'm sick of everyone whipping out phones or cameras at every social event, just to post on some social media to prove to the world that they do things besides sit on the couch. One or two (not 500) pictures in a photo album would be nice, just to look back on when we're old and gray, but I'm not going to give any thought to who did my makup and what I looked like sitting in a chair during the morning of my wedding.

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