(Closed) Dress looked better in person than in pictures..Second guessing my second dress!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Were these pictures taken on a phone or point and shoot under fluorescent lighting? 

Post # 4
46 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh yes, they all look better in person– and they also all look better when photographed by a profressional! Our cellphones and point and clicks in the salon don’t do justice for any of the detailing and styling in most dresses.  That’s my experience at least!

Post # 5
2893 posts
Sugar bee

Here’s the thing, a photographer will have better equipment and lenses than the camera you used to take the pics. They’ll also have proper lighting that will be able to capture how it looks in real life. Try not to overthink it. I’m sure it’s drop dead gorgeous or you wouldn’t have had that feeling to begin with.

Post # 7
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Sunshine09:  Flourescent lighting is NEVER flattering.  I’m sure you’ll look stunning!

Post # 8
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My dress (loretta by Sottero and Midgley) looks waaaaay better in person. In photos all you see are three diamond looking patterns in front, not my favorite. In person you don’t see three diamonds but rather the intricate details of crystals and pearls. It is like night and day really.

Post # 9
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Post a pic, I’m sure we’ll help that regret go away 🙂

Post # 10
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Remember on your wedding day you will have professional pics in better lighting then the bridal shop. You can’t compare that to a cell phone pic!

Post # 12
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The dress is very pretty and looks amazing on you! 

Post # 14
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I completely agree that lighting/camera angles make a huge difference in how your dress looks. I would put the pictures away and remember how it made you feel until it comes in.

Post # 16
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

dont worry , in my first pics i look like a woke up and the dress looks huge on me but i dont reminder that when i was in the store, i wanted pics to look back and go awww and instead i go arrrrr lol shop lighting is all wrong , the dress looks so pretty and love the long train

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