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Topic: Am I a Smug Married???? (Wedding Portrait Dilemma)  (Read 1720 times)
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alexafree
« on: March 31, 2006 07:18:43 AM »

Is it a smug married move to put up a picture of yourself from your wedding prominently displayed in your living room? I have 2 5x7 pics up on my living room wall (matted in a nice frame). 1 is of me and dh right after we were pronounced married and they other is of me standing alone. My family (including my husband) are totally ragging on me for putting up a picture of myself.

I'm latin...latin's put up 20x40 self portraits with the fuzzy haze glowing in the background as the subject stares into the sublime abyss (looking virginal I might add). I think my choice of photos & placement is not a cheesy move.

Any opinions?
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redridinghood
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2006 07:23:49 AM »

ABSOLUTELY NOT!  I think that having pictures of your marriage as prominent fixtures in the home is WONDERFUL!  It's a daily reminder of your love, commitment, and one of the happiest days of your life!  We (my husband and I) have a picture of us on our wedding day up in our bedroom as well as some other things from our wedding being displayed- and a picture of my husband and his brother goofing around on the wedding day displayed in our living room.  I think it's great that you have two beautiful pictures of your day on the wall-- more power to you!
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lucid501
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2006 07:25:42 AM »

I have up some wedding pictures as well, including one of just me. (a 4x6 in a frame with pictures of us together) I thought people would think it was weird at first, but then I decided I didn't care because that was my favorite wedding picture of me, regardless of whether my DH was in it.

I know some people who have done things such as Glamour Shots and then proceeded to put up an 18x24 pic of themselves, which I think is a but weird. But wedding pictures are different, and 5x7? That's totally tasteful. I say leave it up.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2006 07:50:15 AM »

I would put out my wedding pics if I thought for a moment that my boys wouldn't thrash them within minutes so for now they stay safely put away .  For what it is worth I see wedding pics in more houses than not, so the weirdos are the ones who don't hold a special place for their special day pics!
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2006 08:21:46 AM »

Who cares what anyone else thinks of how you decorate your own home?! Kiss


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alexafree
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2006 11:25:05 AM »



Here is the offending picture. It's not so much that I care what others think as much as I think I have possibly become a smug married. The other day I caught myself trying to convert a singleton to marriage-dom. I wasn't sure if I was too far gone or what.

Thx Guys.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2006 11:33:13 AM »

Do what you feel is right for you!  It is your house, your wedding, do what you want!

I catch hell because the only wedding picture I have displayed is done by a caricature artist friend of our's who did caricatures at our wedding! It is my favorite wedding picture!  We look like cool cartoon character versions of ourselves!
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2006 11:36:27 AM »

Its a beautiful picture.  I'm a smug married too.  Marriage rocks!
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2006 11:41:25 AM »

I agree with everybody else, leave your picture up, it's not tacky or smug, it's a daily reminder of what is supposed to be the happiest day in your life, why not have it displayed in your home?  Besides, that is a gorgeous picture, you were a stunning bride, so I think you should show it off, and if people don't like it, they don't have to look at it.  I think if it was a lifesized portrait, that would be different, but a 5x7 photograph is very tastefull.
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2006 11:42:49 AM »

*we have lots of huge pictures of me in our house, so maybe I'm too gauche to take advice from*  Tongue
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