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Would you rather...have a dress that looks amazing in person but so-so in pictures, or vice versa?

Jayla, on October 23, 2018 at 11:05 AM

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If you had to choose one thing about your dress would it be that it photographs well, or looks amazing in person? Is this something you considered when dress shopping? Would you rather ...have a dress that looks amazing in person but so-so in pictures or vice versa? Photo by Svetlana Photography in...

If you had to choose one thing about your dress would it be that it photographs well, or looks amazing in person? Is this something you considered when dress shopping?

Would you rather ...have a dress that looks amazing in person but so-so in pictures or vice versa?


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Photo by Svetlana Photography in Austin, TX


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177 Comments

  • S
    Dedicated April 2019
    Sassi ·
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    IRL. It’s gotta photograph well. We’re eloping so I’m sure it’ll look nice at the candle lit dinner after - but I could care less what it looks like in the sunlight. 😝 My shoes cost more than the gown cuz I can wear them again after.
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  • Sarah
    Just Said Yes March 2019
    Sarah ·
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    I would say look good in person, because if I didn't feel good in person then I would be too uncomfortable to take good pictures
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  • Victoria
    Dedicated March 2019
    Victoria ·
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    Better in photos because that is where i will remember it the most. I would hate to look back and think man did i really pick that dress.

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  • Jasmine
    Beginner September 2019
    Jasmine ·
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    Amazing in person thats what everyone is going to remember!
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  • Taylor
    Devoted May 2019
    Taylor ·
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    That's a tough one, but I'd have to go with amazing in person because even if it wouldn't look good in pictures, I'd always remember how amazing I felt in the dress on the big day Smiley smile

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  • Brianda
    Dedicated June 2019
    Brianda ·
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    I would say in person, when I was shopping for it I picked it out on how I looked and felt. Not till a few weeks later I noticed my dress might not look as amazing in photos like it will in person. My dress has a lot of detail on it and when I tried it on you could see all that because of the color that was there. I ordered it ivory on ivory so I realized that you will not be able to see the details on the photos but I think I will be ok with that because I know I will look amazing and I think my FH will love it. And thats all that matter to me.

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  • N
    Beginner November 2019
    Nicole ·
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    In person! Pictures don't do a lot of things justice
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  • Angelica
    Just Said Yes August 2019
    Angelica ·
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    I would want my gown to look amazing in both in person and in photographs.
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  • K
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Kasandra ·
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    Amazing in person
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  • Emily
    Expert May 2019
    Emily ·
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    I would want it to look better in pictures! I would want to look back and see a beautiful dress rather than just so so
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  • Kimberly
    Expert October 2019
    Kimberly ·
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    Better in person. I won't really see how i look, buy my FH will and i want the memory he has to be perfect.

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  • K
    Beginner March 2019
    Kathy ·
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    That's a tough one! I think in person.
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  • Audrey
    Beginner February 2020
    Audrey ·
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    The actual experience counts more than the photos. In person.

    That being said, I don’t think a Grace Kelly inspired dress is going to look bad in either circumstance
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  • C
    Beginner March 2020
    Clarissa ·
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    In person. While pictures will be used for memories, I would still wanna look amazing in person. If I had a dress that I didn't like as much in person, I think I wouldn't be as happy on my big day. or as confident.

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  • Nona
    Dedicated July 2021
    Nona ·
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    I would rather have an amazing dress in person
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  • Lisa
    Dedicated November 2019
    Lisa ·
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    Amazing in photographs. I am going to look at those forever and show my kids. The in person is whatever. People will remember it pretier because of the photos.

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  • Hannah
    Devoted July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    Definitely amazing in person.

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  • Ciara
    Dedicated June 2019
    Ciara ·
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    Amazing in person. Everyone that is at my wedding will have known what my dress looked like and that would be all that matters. Besides, most dresses look so so in pictures and AMAZING in person. The model photographs of the dress I chose had no comparison to how I think the dress looked in person.
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  • Para
    Beginner May 2019
    Para ·
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    It has to look amazing in both scenarios.


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  • T
    Beginner May 2019
    Tara ·
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    Pictures last a lifetime! I think most dresses do look so-so in person but way better in photos. Go with the photo-friendly dress. You don’t want to be worried about the picture angles n if the dress looks ok all day/night. People will think you look beautiful n stunning either way because you’re the bride. Play up your makeup n hair a little more n the dress that’s so-so in person is now a “Wow” as they’re all looking at your face n how you’re glowing!
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