anniversary photos: wedding gown or different dress?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: what would you do/what have you done?
    wear my wedding dress for anniversary pictures : (0 votes)
    wedding dress was for wedding only, wear another dress : (10 votes)
    59 %
    take pictures in wedding gown and another dress : (7 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 2
    1318 posts
    Bumble bee

    I am one of those women who thinks for the price I paid, I should get as much wear out of my wedding dress as possible. If you don’t feel like the original photos are flattering, sure. Play dress up and get some bomb pictures in your gown. You’ll both know those photos aren’t from your wedding, but they’ll certainly remind you of it. If you end up doing it I’d love to see comparison shots. 🙂

    Post # 3
    11457 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I was prepared to suggest that you wear a different dress.

    Until I saw that this is a photoshoot on your first anniversary, and it sounds as if your primary reason for doing it is that you are unhappy with how you look in your wedding photos.

    As someone who also would love to be able to go back and tweak some problems I had with the positioning/fit of my own wedding dress and wedding day look (not DH’s — he looked amazing the entire day), I would encourage you to go for the opportunity for a re-do for some of those pictures while you still likely look pretty much the way you did on the day you married.

    I didn’t take off my veil the entire evening of my wedding, so no one could see my elaborate up-do except through the tulle of my veil, so I ended up having a formal, in-studio bridal portrait done to address that about five months after my wedding, before I cut my hair. Although I love how the portrait turned out, I had already gained 15 pounds in those five months, and I wonder how much more I would like the photo if I were as “thin” (for me, not in general) as I was on the day of my wedding. Now, eight years and many surgeries and pounds later, I wouldn’t even be able to fit into my dress. Get the shots you want to have in your wedding dress, now, while you can. I hope you and your Darling Husband will have many, many, many years and anniversaries to wear other attire.

    Post # 4
    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Generally I would be against the idea but given that you aren’t happy with the photos you currently have in your dress I think you should go for it whole you have the chance!

    Post # 5
    11746 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think you should go for it. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a pic under controlled conditions! 

    As an aside, it’s not the photog’s job to catch and monitor wardrobe issues during a live event. Way too much going on, they are already dealing with so many other variables. I’m only saying this because so many brides mention it as a failing if the photographer, but they aren’t stylists. 


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