Weddings are a solemn event that ushers two would-be lovers into marriage. It is a time of preparation in all angles including spiritual matters which should not be taken on a lighter note. Over the years, pre-wedding photoshoots have become the order of the day as others go viral due to glamour, style or something peculiar about the would-be couples.
In most of these photoshoots, photographers are normally interested in capturing incredibly creative moments of the couples depicting their emotions, passion and intimacy. The question is who cares to know the emotions, the passion and the kind of intimacy that exists in your marriage? Despite the arguments in favour of pre-wedding photoshoots, here are some reasons why singles have to forget and avoid it. They are not so important. When done reading, kindly share your views with us by commenting.
10 Reasons Pre-Wedding Photoshoots Aren’t So Important
- Extra cost
I have come across several pre-wedding photoshoots where the happy would-be couples wear different designer wears or customized dresses and sometimes with the same footwear. All these add up to the huge cost to make marriage very expensive. It is not a matter of having the money to foot all those bills. In fact, that money can be used for something more important.
- Waste of time
Pre-wedding photoshoots can be time wasting where the would-be couples have to travel to either near or far places to take pictures that depict the kind of message they want to send around to all friends and loved ones about their big day. The time spent on pre-wedding photoshoots could be used for something more important.
- It creates unnecessary competition
One of the serious things about pre-wedding photoshoots is the unnecessary competition to outdo or outperform one another. Some would-be couples even pay some event organizers to think of some creative and wonderful styles that could go viral to add more fun to the event. All these are not necessary. Whom are you competing with in your marital journey?
- Exposes couples to spiritual and physical attacks
Do you know that taking wonderful and glamorous pictures of your pre-wedding events could send signals to your enemies that you guys are now better off in life? Physically, you could be a prime target of armed robbers and thieves. Before you wonder why armed robbers do rob some freshly married couples and rape the bride as well, pause and check whether you are thinking of doing something that will attract them. Spiritually, your marriage could be attacked. Do not expose yourselves too much to the world. Not all those who hit the like button and comment on your pictures wish you well in life.
- People expect so much from highly publicized marriages
My dear singles, many people will expect so much from your highly publicized wedding and eventually put pressure on your marriage. Marriage comes with a lot of challenges. The least challenge you may encounter could be a newspaper headline. Marriage is a solemn and a holy institution, if possible, keep it away from detractors and intruders.
- It makes people tag marriage as expensive
A lot of the pictures people share on social media about both their pre-wedding photos and the big day events only depict extravagance and glamour. This may scare a lot of singles to remain single and still think they have to work harder and get more money before they get married.
- Increases stress
No doubt; weddings do come with a lot of stressful activities and these pictures which add no value to the real marriage could be avoided to reduce the stress both partners have to go through to meet, change clothes, do make ups and the likes just to look good for the camera.
- It adds no value to the marriage
Taking wonderful pictures is just for a moment but the actual marriage is a different ball game altogether. In fact, happy pre-wedding photoshoots do not guarantee marital happiness, success and add no value to the marriage.
- Marriage is work but not photographic memory
Marriage is not all about taking pictures of your happy moments and smiling in front of the camera. There are dark sides to every marriage. Your marriage cannot be left on autopilot and expect it to work. Marriage calls for work and it behooves both partners to plan and work it out.
- It’s all vanity
One of the things you need to have at the back of the your mind is it is not how viral your pre-wedding photoshoots went, not how beautiful they looked and not how wonderful the event went. The most important thing is how both of you will make it work and how both of you remain faithful and loving to each other despite the marital storms that may come your way.
To the singles, think twice about it before you embark on the journey of a pre-wedding photoshoot.
What are your reasons for a pre-wedding photoshoot? Kindly share your views with us by commenting or share it with friends and loved ones to educate someone.