We have enjoyed every part of our wedding planning thus far and I credit this to cutting out a lot of the “extra” details. One of the major traditions we decided not to partake in was an official engagement picture session. We did not want to spend the time or money on pictures we may not even use.
Our solution: Take a few quick “engagement” photos at our family Christmas. We generally take a family photo every year so we just piggy backed on those and had my dad and aunt snap some pictures. It was stress-free and did not take up our whole day and we ended up with several beautiful photos. I would highly recommend going this route to any bride. One less thing to worry about. 🙂