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  • Re: Cell phone pictures during ceremony?

    I have a ton of pics from my wedding ceremony and this is simply NOT TRUE. A good photograhper will get wonderful pics of you/DH and trust me, there won't a ton of cell phones in the pics. Brides worry about that for nothing

    some of my FAVE pics of my wedding are the ones taken by my guests with their phones/cameras. 

    don't ban them because you may miss out on great photos AND you will offend your guests
    This! Thank you so much; I was thinking about that, too! I'm sure that some of the photos taken by my friends and family will be incredibly personal, loving and wonderful. Technology is so amazing to allow us to capture these moments ourselves. You don't need to be a "professional" to create a beautiful photo anymore. :)

    Thanks for your input, ladies! Very glad I'm not alone in thinking cell phone pics are more than welcome!
    Glad you are on board.

    To be more specific, I have a picture of my husband and I laughing very naturally from a funny moment that occurred at the reception. Based on where the photographer was, he couldn't have shot it. My friend did, and it is the most heartwarming pic of the day of DH and myself. It is the pic I have hanging in my house. 

     Remember, the photographer can't be with you the entire night, as he is taking pics of dance floor or of guests, etc... Friends pics make up for what he can't do.. Also, let's be honest, many of the pro pics are "staged". It is nice to have a natural pic like the one I  mentioned.

    Hope all these "no cellphone" pic brides are reading this thread
    PrettyGirlLost
  • Re: Cell phone pictures during ceremony?

    Please trust your gut and your guests. It is rude to tell them what to do/not to do, and they can be trusted to use discretion. Even if your wedding photos ARE filled with the fronts of guests' phones, your wedding will not be "ruined." You will still be married. And hey, it's a sign of the times - when your grandchildren have phones embedded into their palms you can say "hey look at these!" ;-)

    Also ask @jenna8984 how she feels about guest photos during her ceremony, after her photographer's memory card got corrupted and she lost ALL of their pictures.

    Do you think this picture looks "ruined?" I sure don't. That grin on my dad's face makes me cry every time I look at it. Also, that guy on the left is my sister's BF, and he's taking the only video we have of the ceremony. The woman on the right whose phone screen you can see, that's my aunt who drove all the way from Texas (to Michigan) to be there. I hadn't seen her in years. I'm pretty glad she got a great picture for herself.

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    You inadvertantly brought up something I forgot to mention. Be happy you have people who love you enough to WANT to take your picture on your wedding day.

    People should view it that way. If friends/family want to take your picture, it's because they love you and want a memory of that day, too. Be grateful. ALSO, if they post them on social media, it's probably because they are excited about your day and/or thought it was so beautiful they wanted to share it. Again, be grateful

    I love that this poster can look at her aunt's pic and be happy. It's a great reminder to her that her aunt loved enough to drive across the country and take her picture. That is way better than any thing
    PrettyGirlLostMaggie0829theartistformerlyknownasarrippa
  • Re: Shower etiquette: When the registry is empty

    I side eye this a lot. Most people buy shower gifts a few days before the event, so your mom is probably not the only one invited to this shower who is having this problem. Why doesn't the bride have enough stuff on there?

    Anyway, I'd give her a boxed gift. Mainly because I suspect she has a limited registry in an effort to get cash. So if her registry said fiesta plates in green, I'd just buy her another set of those. Or hotel collection towels in taupe? A couple sets of those. Sorrynotsorry.
    That wouldn't solve anything. The bride could just return the extra sets if she truly did it to get cash.

    Although I am sure some do it to get cash, I think most brides do not. I think it is very hard to judge how much to put on a registry as you have no idea how to know what people will buy you. You have no idea how generous guests might be, so people might just have bought it all up. Some might buy more than 1 item on there, so it is hard to gauge I think. I don't think making a super large registry with things you don't really want is smart, either.
    huskypuppy14ll6747
  • Re: Cell phone pictures during ceremony?

    I have a ton of pics from my wedding ceremony and this is simply NOT TRUE. A good photograhper will get wonderful pics of you/DH and trust me, there won't a ton of cell phones in the pics. Brides worry about that for nothing

    some of my FAVE pics of my wedding are the ones taken by my guests with their phones/cameras. 

    don't ban them because you may miss out on great photos AND you will offend your guests
    AddieCake[Deleted User]JasperandOpalnovella1186PrettyGirlLostadk19madamerwin
  • Re: Venue etiquette vent

    Agree that it is rude behavior, esp that she hung up on you

    HOWEVER, I don't think "preferred caterers" is unhead of. Many venues have that for the reasons she explained. that is actually rather common in my neck of the woods
    CMGragain