Averie
Just Said Yes May 2020

White dress for engagement pics?

Averie, on November 12, 2019 at 12:22 AM Posted in Parties and Events 1 49
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Do you think that a white dress should be worn for engagement pics? Or does it even matter? My fianc茅 and I are getting engagement pics done at the end of January but it鈥檚 never too soon to start planning ahead in my opinion lol. Just wondering other brides opinions!馃槉

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  • Anna
    Devoted April 2020
    Anna
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    I wanted to do this but i didnt think of it until after i bought a new dress for the pictures. I did wear a white sweater. I had to incorporate white somehow. I don't think theres anything wrong with it.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn
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    I'm not a fan of white for pre-wedding events. In my opinion, it takes away from seeing the bride in a white dress on the wedding day.

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  • C
    VIP January 2019
    Cassidy
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    I wore white. Our colors were shades of blue and it was white with blue. My husband had a blue shirt to match.

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  • Alejandra
    Expert November 2020
    Alejandra
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    I鈥檒l probably wear a navy blue floral dress for formal pictures and a hockey jersey for our more laid back ones (FH is a HUGE St Louis Blues fan and we got engaged the same week they won the Stanley Cup), so I won鈥檛 be wearing white, but if you wanted to I see nothing wrong! You are the bride!
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  • Alyssa
    Expert June 2020
    Alyssa
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    I did. I rented a white lace dress from Rent the Runway and it turned out awesome (that I saw from my preview pics, anxiously waiting on all the pictures to come back)

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  • Jeanie
    Rockstar February 2020
    Jeanie Online
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    I think engagement pictures should capture the couple in their true form. So you should wear your favorite color and style that you would normally be drawn to. You鈥檒l have enough formal pictures in white (or some shade of) from your wedding, so have fun with the engagement photos. I wore a dark teal dress which totally fits my personality.
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  • Jo
    Devoted March 2020
    Jo Online
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    Personally I am not wearing white for our engagement pictures! I picture my engagement pictures next to my wedding pictures and that鈥檚 just a whole lot of white lol. I鈥檓 going to wear a floral dress instead!
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy
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    I think that there are going to be other times to wear white like your shower or bachelorette party so I would choose a color that you love for these pictures. And maybe 2 outfits with one being something causal that shows you and your FH and then maybe one dressy.
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  • Taylor
    Rockstar October 2020
    Taylor
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    I don't think so. I feel like it takes away from you being in white on your wedding day (depending on how fancy you're going). If its a short white cocktail dress, I think it's fine. I chose to wear a long red tulle dress for my engagement photos!

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  • E
    Devoted November 2019
    Emily
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    I would also bring a dress with color if you get to have an outfit change.
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  • Aimee
    Devoted July 2020
    Aimee
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    It doesn鈥檛 matter, my fianc茅 and I chose colors in the same family and it came out great.
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  • Brooke
    Expert November 2019
    Brooke
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    I have had friends who did a white dress and some who did a colored dress. I did a white romper with yellow flowers

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  • J
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    Judith
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    You can do what you want. To me, how special a white wedding dress is ( to someone who wears one) is somewhat diluted by wearing white at other wedding parties. One of my sister's in law has pictures framed and displayed. In a long white dress ( engagement party), in a white dress (1 shower) and a white jumpsuit ( shower 2) , in a white summer suit ( last day at work shower) and dinners at her bachelorette and rehearsal wearing other long white dresses. Sadly, white is not a good color on her natural complexion, so she wears a heavy masque of make-up in all of them. And not much like herself. The invasion of the woman in white is boring. It always seems like a bad joke to me when someone celebrates such a great time in their life with neutral, colorless fashion choices.
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle
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    That's common ! I don't really think it matters though. Some people go with themed matching outfits. Some go with what they just feel like wearing.
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  • Kayla
    Devoted November 2020
    Kayla
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    I wore white for mine, with a scarf for a pop of color. My photographer literally thanked me when he saw me in it. But it is also something that I bought because I knew I would wear it again. White dress for engagement pics? 2


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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal
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    The base of my dress is white but in my pics you can't tell it. I dont think it matters all that much. Its one of those things where "You do you" applies.

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  • Megan
    Rockstar November 2020
    Megan Online
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    We just did a shoot this weekend and it was cold, so we knew we wanted to be cozy. I ended up wearing a sweater, jeans, and booties, and he ended up wearing a flannel, jeans, and boots.

    I was throwing around the idea of doing a more formal look, but I just wanted something that was more natural and more 鈥渦s.鈥

    If it鈥檚 going to be in January and outside, consider if there will be snow on the ground. If that鈥檚 the case I wouldn鈥檛 wear white; it doesn鈥檛 contrast enough with the background.
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  • B
    Dedicated December 2019
    Brenda
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    It is honestly whatever YOU want! We did two sets of pictures (one we were gifted with) and I wore white to one and then a mustard yellowish summer dress to the other and I love both sets of pictures. I would say, look for an outfit you love and if it is white, thats a plus!

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  • J
    Super April 2020
    Jennifer
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    I wore a white dress with colorful florals on it!

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz
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    Feel free to wear any color you'd like! I wore blue for my engagement photos. Definitely doesn't have to be white Smiley smile

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