Jayla
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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

Posted in Wedding Attire 177

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

  • A
    Just Said Yes March 2019
    Athena ·
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    Funny thing is that when I see photos of my dress online on other girls I don’t like it. It looks like a different dress. When I went to my fitting and put on my dress I took pictures and so happy I am in love with it. On and in pictures.
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  • Rachel
    Super May 2019
    Rachel ·
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    Amazing in photos. That's what you'll be looking at for years to come. You're going to forget 90% of the day, the photos are how you relive the memory.

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  • M
    Beginner November 2021
    Melissa ·
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    In person, I'm an in the moment person, and I'd rather look amazing on my day, pictures are just for the memories.

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  • Alli
    Beginner December 2021
    Alli ·
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    So so in person but amazing in photos. Those photos last forever
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  • Nemo
    Master August 2018
    Nemo ·
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    Pictures! I loved my dress thought it was gorgeous in person, but it was absolutely stunning in pictures. No regrets here at all! I felt like a fairy tale princess and my pictures are amazing.

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  • Alex
    Devoted October 2018
    Alex ·
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    I actually never thought about this! But I think better in real life. I think my dress looked beautiful in both!

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  • Gabrielle
    Dedicated August 2019
    Gabrielle ·
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    Better in person. Sure there will be some pics, but others who attend won't have the pics to look at later, but will have the memory of the dress.
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  • Caitlyn
    Savvy October 2019
    Caitlyn ·
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    I am so excited about my pictures and think that will be a very important part of the wedding but given these choices I think I'd rather it look good in person so FH and I will remember how good I looked and felt that day
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  • Jayla
    Champion October 2025
    Jayla ·
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    Omg yes, your dress looked amazing in photos! I'm sure it was just as beautiful in person!

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  • Jayla
    Champion October 2025
    Jayla ·
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    Good point Gabrielle!!! By the way, your profile pic is so cute!

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  • Shonda
    Expert February 2019
    Shonda ·
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    Im going with amazing in pictured. I dint think anyone would tell a bride she looks so so. So if i only look ok in person but AMAZING in photos i can always say "girl, u were drunk, of course i looked like that"😂
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  • D
    Just Said Yes June 2019
    Dorinda ·
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    Whatever makes me look fabulous.

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  • Karen
    Savvy March 2019
    Karen ·
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    That's hard. I guess amazing in pictures. While I would love to look amazing to everyone at the wedding, what we will have to look back on forever, are the pictures and even the guests who thought it was so-so-looking at the wedding will look at the pictures that I will include with our thank you cards and say, "Dayum - that dress was amazing!" LOL

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  • Karen
    Savvy March 2019
    Karen ·
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    EXACTLY! and then years later you have your fabulous and not so-so pics!!!

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  • Krystal
    Dedicated April 2019
    Krystal ·
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    Photos. I'd be so happy and nervous that I could look terrible and not notice. Plus my FH would think I'm perfect in anything. Also that way after I get the pictures back and actually see myself, I could think "Wow I did look amazing!!"
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  • Shonda
    Expert February 2019
    Shonda ·
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    Yes ma'am! 😂😂
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  • Katelyn
    Dedicated August 2019
    Katelyn ·
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    I think maybe the pictures would be better, people will forget how it looked day of but pictures will capture it forever

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  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K ·
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    Better in photos. they are forever and expensive and if any one there thinks my dress looks sub par they can kiss my.. right foot. lol

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  • Margaret
    Dedicated December 2019
    Margaret ·
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    Look good in the photos - as the photos are going to be the permanent images of the day.

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  • Kuulei
    Beginner March 2021
    Kuulei ·
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    Now why would I go vice versa. I would definitely want a dress that looks good in person.
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