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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

  • GraceanJohnny
    Just Said Yes November 2019
    GraceanJohnny ·
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    In pictures honestly cause I’m only going to wear it one day pictures last longer
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  • Patti
    Dedicated August 2019
    Patti ·
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    Amazing in person, other than the first week of having the photos I don't know how often is actually look at them
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  • Vanessasaurus
    VIP June 2019
    Vanessasaurus ·
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    Both! But I’d say in person! I feel like my dress looks way better in person than the photos I took of it, but I’m sure a professional photographer will be able to capture it beautifully!
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  • Kristy
    Devoted December 2018
    Kristy ·
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    My dress is absolutely stunning in person. And pictures dont do it justice. I didnt think about it when I bought it and actually didnt notice until my 3rd fitting that pictures dont really do anything for all the details. Me in the dress I look great, shape is amazing but for all the amazing details does absolutely nothing lol. I am sad about that because in 50 years pictures will be what we look at, even though my dress will be preserved in a display box....but I love how stunning it is in person.
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  • Laura
    Master October 2019
    Laura ·
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    In person for sure

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  • Mrscolón
    Super September 2019
    Mrscolón ·
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    Wow, definitely something I never even considered. Now I hope that my dress is good photographed as much as it is in person! Eek, lol.

    I would have to say in pictures personally because I would want to have beautiful memories captured to look back on that I would be happy with! But I don't know.... don't tempt me, I might change my mind back to in person!

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  • D
    Beginner October 2019
    Dorian ·
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    Amazing in Person! The pictures are a memory to those who weren't able to attend to see its natural beauty! As long as My husband thinks its gorgeous an I love it that's all that matters to me


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  • Kendra
    Devoted September 2019
    Kendra ·
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    I think so-so in person and amazing in photos. The pictures I will have forever and either way I will feel good in my dress. Plus for me the dress is not the most important thing.
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  • Audrey
    Savvy October 2019
    Audrey ·
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    I think in person, only because confidence in a dress will show through whether it’s stunning in pictures or not!
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  • Karen
    Savvy April 2019
    Karen ·
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    Funny I had this very dilemma. I had 2 dresses I loved, a halter, mermaid style that was stunning in person but looks kinda blah in photos and a fitted, off shoulder with an overlay, it was beyond gorgeous in photos, but the halter was better in person. Photos are super important to me, yet I picked the halter. I still dream about that cape dress.
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  • Karen
    Savvy April 2019
    Karen ·
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    See what I mean?

    Would you rather...have a dress that looks amazing in person but so-so in pictures, or vice versa? 1
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    I would rather have a dress that looks amazing in person!

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  • Joanna
    Savvy December 2019
    Joanna ·
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    Amazing in pictures! That's what you'll see.

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  • Megan
    Savvy March 2020
    Megan ·
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    I would rather have a dress that looks good in person, pictures never do things justice anyway.
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  • K
    Just Said Yes May 2021
    Kalee ·
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    I would say amazing in person even if my dress is so so in pictures you will be able to see my happiness in the pictures.
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  • Samantha
    Dedicated October 2022
    Samantha ·
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    Pictures, after a few years you won’t remember how dull it looked in person when it looks bomb in the photos you have
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    I prefer the in person. Im not a picture gal at all.
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