Jayla
Champion October 2025

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

  • FutureMrsC
    Expert October 2019
    FutureMrsC ·
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    I guess I would say a dress that looks good in person because that would totally affect my self-esteem and mood that day. Plus, regardless of what dress you're wearing, a talented photographer that knows what he/she is doing will know how to photograph your dress in a way that accentuates/emphasizes its beauty in photos.

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  • Melissa
    Beginner April 2019
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    Amazing in person. I know that it will look amazing either way but in person is honestly what counts the most.

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  • Jayla
    Champion October 2025
    Jayla ·
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    I agree!!! The memory counts just as much as the photo!

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  • Jayla
    Champion October 2025
    Jayla ·
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    Omg Shonda I love your response lol!!!!!

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  • A
    Beginner May 2019
    Ashley ·
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    I would rather have a dress that looks amazing in photos. I don't know many people that are not gushing over brides regardless of what they wear. But those photos.....they last forever! My mom still gushes over her photos and fusses about the people who were not dressed appropriately. LOL.

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  • Anissa
    Savvy October 2019
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    I person. I want to look and feel my best on that day. Pictures you will look at once in a while the way you feel on that day you and your spouse will remember for a life time.
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  • Jayla
    Champion October 2025
    Jayla ·
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    Very true Anissa!!!

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  • C
    Devoted September 2019
    Caitlyn ·
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    My gut is to say photos. Those last forever. Besides if it looks good in photos, why wouldn't it look good on me?

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Gahhh, I don't like this question! I guess amazing in person and so so in pictures. Although I could be swayed the other way very easily!

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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
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    This is so hard, but I think I'm going to have to go with amazing in person!! Hopefully my photographer is good enough to make the dress look gorgeous no matter what! Smiley smile

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  • Colleen
    Master September 2019
    Colleen ·
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    I think amazing in person. I get the photo last forever but so do memories.
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  • Jayla
    Champion October 2025
    Jayla ·
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    Very true!! I'm kind of torn! I want to look good in both the photos and in person!!

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  • Augustine
    Just Said Yes February 2019
    Augustine ·
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    Picture. They say a thousand words & last forever.

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  • Jayla
    Champion October 2025
    Jayla ·
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    Hi Augustine!! You are absolutely right!!

    Have you found your dress yet?

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  • Augustine
    Just Said Yes February 2019
    Augustine ·
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    Hi Jayla, yes & no to your question, Yes I've bought a dress, no I don't want to wear it for my wedding currently looking for another dress or how to alter the one I bought already to look different.

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  • Elizabeth
    Dedicated August 2019
    Elizabeth ·
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    I would want the best pictures, that’s what I’m going to see as the years go by, memory fades, pictures remain
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  • M
    Super October 2018
    Michelle ·
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    The wedding day is one day, the pictures are forever. I would prefer the dress look great in pictures.
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  • Teresa
    Dedicated October 2019
    Teresa ·
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    I'm currently in that dilemma. My dress is absolutely gorgeous in pictures, but I haven't seen it in person yet. I don't like buying before I have tried it on and currently it's in LA and I am in Denver. I need to figure out a way to see it to make sure it's just as beautiful in person!

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  • Latonya
    Devoted April 2021
    Latonya ·
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    Amazing in person. Some dresses look ok in pictures, but when you see them in person they are absolutely gorg. And sometimes its the other way around.

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  • Jennifer
    Super December 2019
    Jennifer ·
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    I would say pictures because if it looks good in pictures, it looks good from 5-10 ft away which is about as far away as most people will be from you on the day. If there are little imperfections up close they wont be noticed by most people and wont show up on film. My dress was my Grandma's and in person you can see a bit of the staining through the overlay we put on when you are really close to it, but in the pictures I have from fittings, you cant see them at all and it looks amazing - even more amazing than in person.

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