Post # 1
I loved one of the earlier dresses I tried on, but when we took a photo it was completely unflattering.
Then I found one I loved and I loved the picture of it..
But my family hated it…so I tried one on and I LOVED it, family loved it. Had my sister take a picture. Was so wrapped up in that I bought it. Looked at the picture of it on my way home and have HATED it ever since.
Has anyone else had dresses that they didn’t like in an initial picture but Loved on the wedding day? Do you have before and after pics? Maybe my trying on picture was just not the right angle?
Post # 3
I haven’t had my wedding yet, but I had the same issue. Loved the dress in the store, saw it in photos and had major dress regret… went back again and got better photos. Below photos show how insanely different a dress can look depending on the camera/lighting/angle.
I still have fleeting dress regret, but hope it will all turn out ok at the wedding.
Post # 4
I’m the opposite. I love my dress in person and I love it on me but the dress itself to me doesn’t photograph well. It has a pewter applique on it. When I saw it in the store, I ran straight to it. While in the store we were looking at the catalog and my Aunt, cousin and myself went straight by it. I am really concerned about how it will look in my wedding pics.
Post # 5
See i’m in the same boat as @mrsjjohnson2b: I love my dress but it’s got delicate ruffles that i’m afraid won’t photograph well.
Post # 6
I almost bought a dress that I absolutely loved on me, but I hated how I pictured in it… I ended up not buying that dress and buying another. But I still have my what if thoughts about it.
Post # 7
Just remember that at the wedding, you’ll have professional photographs and lighting. I had a huge saga surrounding my dress and I wasn’t personally happy with the way my body photographed in it, but I’ve seen a few professional pictures and I’m much happier with the way my look came together on my wedding day than the way it looked in a cell phone picture.
Post # 8
I absolutely loved my dress… I cried in the store and so did my Mom…. I ordered it. I don’t love the crappy cell phone photo’s of it at all. But, I have to remember the feeling it gave me and the fact that my FI is going to love how I look… that will be the biggest memory.
Professional photography is really important. They have the knowledge and equipment to show the details and show it at some amazing angles. Don’t let it get you down, if you find the dress you love… stick with it!
Post # 9
Yup. In store – was a definite yes and loved it. Looking at the pics while waiting for it to come in – regret. But I was pretty decisive and said no to other dresses while trying them on, so I’m just trying to remember that I said yes for a reason.
Post # 10
Absolutely … its still my dress. I felt beautiful in it and i love it. But then i saw my picture … i felt like too much boobs and not attractive. I had to go back and try it again – same thing happened. I took more photos and i feel better – but then im still a little unsure. i’m trying to figure it out – i’m thinking if i lose the weight and dress it up…
my first time trying it on
my second time
Post # 11
I think it’s important to remember that a candid shot in a bridal shop in an ill-fitting dress is going to look totally different than the same dress, in the correct size, wearing proper undergarments and photographed by a professional. It makes more difference than you realize!
Post # 12
I would love to see dresses….before and after. Candid and pro.
Post # 13
The first pictures I took made me a little nervous about the color. The way I positioned the veil it came with certainly didn’t help.
Fixing the veil helped, but it still looks very gold/champagne in this picture.
I tried it on again this week for a different friend and got this gorgeous picture, which is exactly how I pictured it on me when I bought it (without trying it on, I bought it used). It looks much more like ivory in this picture. I also tried it on with a better bra.
When my FILs visited a couple weeks ago, they took some pictures of the dress in various lighting, and it turns out it can look white (how it looks on the last bride), grey, champagne, or even blush! I love it though, its my chameleon dress 🙂
Post # 14
@zippylef: Makeup makes a huge difference too. I know I like my clothes much more when I have a little on 🙂
Post # 15
Can you take more pictures in it (do you have it with you or is it being ordered)? Maybe it was just the angle of the picture.
If you can shoot video of you in the dress, that might help too.
I really liked some dresses on – until I saw the picture. My eventual dress I loved on, liked the pictures, but had MAJOR regret – until the wedding day…. when everything worked out.
If you aren’t ready to give up on the dress you purchased, I think you should do up your hair/makeup and take another pic in the dress.
Post # 16
Thanks, I’m going back this weekend. I’m going to wear a shaper and get more pics. I retried the original one I loved and I really love it. I feel all girly and princessy in it. The one I bought, feels more grownup.