Post # 1
My engagement session is next month and I have no clue what to wear… I don’t want to change into a million outfits like I’ve seen some girls do.. Every time I look for a nice dress to wear I gravitate toward white, even though most engagement shots I see, the bride isn’t in white… Thoughts?
Post # 2
I just wore a cute (red) shirt and skirt for my engagement shoot. I consider it an opportunity to get nice casual couple pictures (and to get to know your wedding photographer). You should wear something you love and feel comfortable in. I chose a red shirt because red is one of my favorite colors to wear. If you love wearing white, go for it. 🙂
Post # 3
I was having the same dilemma! My pictures are next weekend and even though I happen to own a cute ivory lace dress I didn’t really want to wear it as I figure all of my wedding photos will have me in an ivory lace dress, albeit fancier 🙂 I bought a navy blue dress instead. If you want to wear white, you totally can, I just decided it wasn’t for me. I also didn’t want to change outfits since we’ll be walking around the city and I didn’t want to carry stuff around with us. I’m not sure how other couples manage that!
Post # 4
I don’t really like how I look in white. I want a cream/ champagne wedding dress eventually. So I’ll probably wear a fun bright color!
Post # 5
Go with what you feel good in. I often find that white makes me appear more pale (however, I’m fair and it looks amazing on people with tans!). I wore two outfits: one was jeans, a sleeeless shirt, and a cardigan and the second was a grey dress
Post # 6
I just wore one outfit, and after tons of debate I decided to wear something that I might wear everyday. I am glad I did because the pictures turned out really looking like us. I wore jeans, tall boots, and a really cute bright colored blazer. My photographer suggested bright colors.
We were running around New York City and I was so glad I wasn’t in heels or changing clothes!
Post # 7
If you are really liking the idea of a dress, I would highly encouarage you to do two outfits (unless it’s a long dress). As a wedding photographer, I can tell you that a) variety is good, and b) not every pose looks great in a dress. 😉 The wind, weather, sitting down etc – there can be only so much you can do in a dress. There are definitely some poses (I *hate* using that word, because it’s soooo formal, more like positions/situations) that just don’t work well with dresses.
Post # 8
When I was planning for our e-pics, I was SO set on wearing a cream colored lace dress. It was actually my sister who encouraged me not to, because of all of the other wedding events when I would be wearing white.
She ended up being totally right! I wore a cute orange dress from The Limited that matched perfectly to the changing leaves. Three weeks after our e-session, I ended up buying an ivory lace wedding dress, so I’m awfully glad I didn’t wear a dress like that to our pictures!
Post # 9
We wore clothes we already owned. We have NO good pictures of just the two of us so I really wanted to use the engagement pictures as an opportunity to have cute, casual pics.
I would do 2 outfits honestly. The way I thought about it was, if I was going to be framing them in my house, it would be super weird if we were wearing the same outfit in every picture.
First, I wore a casual short purple dress and pink flats. He wore jeans, a green dress shirt, and brown dress shoes.
Second, I wore jeans, a lavender 3/4 lace sleeve shirt, and nude heels. He wore same jeans/shoes but changed to a white/lavender stripey dress shirt.
You can wear white if you normally wear white, but don’t do it just to look bridal. You want to look/feel super comfortable. Like PPs said, you want to look like you.
Post # 10
I wore a white lace dress because it was apart of my “vision” lol
wear what you like and what you feel comfortable in!
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
We went with the below. I felt our clothes really complimented our surroundings