(Closed) Engagement photo outfit dilemma

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
  • poll: Should we wear our 'normal' clothes or should we have some nicer outfits?

    Wear what you normally wear so the photos reflect the 'real ypu'

    Wear some nice outfits so you look your absolute best for the holiday card

    Let him pick what he wears, as long as it's not sweatpants

    Wear a couple of outfits, some that are 'you' and some that are nicer/ more classy

  • Post # 2
    1897 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    monstaboom :  We did something that we would both normally wear. Our photographer wanted us to be comfortable, that way they look more natural. We both also had a more dressy look but I dont have any photos of that outfit yet, waiting on pics to come back!

    Post # 4
    40 posts

    It’s ok to dress up for pictures, especially pictures marking a special occasion.  Sounds like he’s just being lazy and doesn’t want to dress up.  lol, don’t wear sweats to your engagement shoot.  

    I dress in comfy clothes all the time, too, but I love a good reason to get dressed up. 

    Post # 5
    2624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

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    monstaboom :  Fiance is the king of slobby clothes lol as soon as we get home, it’s a hoodie and sweatpants for him!

    I told him he had to dress up a little. He moaned. I reminded him that these photos are forever, and they’re going on our Save the Dates. He relented a little. We compromised with jeans, shirt and (most importantly) a jumper. I wore a dress because honestly it’s just easier. Dresses are so lazy because it’s an entire outfit at once.

    How would you guys dress if you were going for an expensive meal somewhere? That’s how we chose our outfits.

    Post # 6
    2126 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yeah, I don’t consider wearing a shirt with buttons as “dressing up” haha. Pictures can represent you AND have some effort put in! 

    There’s some cute things you can do with camo and fishing poles, too:




    Post # 8
    1008 posts
    Bumble bee

    Unless the photos are themed, I’ve really seen most people dressing pretty casual. 

    Post # 9
    90 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Our outfits were casual but definitely intentionally coordinated to go with each other and with the fall colors. I deifnitely think the clothing makes a difference in how the photos turn out, so I wouldn’t just let him choose on the day of without planning. My guy was pretty chill about wearing whatever I wanted him to wear, so I dressed him completely — but still kept him in jeans. 🙂 

    Post # 10
    1362 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    We did casual but still coordinated 

    Post # 11
    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2022

    I too have been all over Pinterest looking at autumnal engagement photos! TBH I love the ones where they are dressed in sweaters, jeans and boots. Looks a bit more genuine and appropriate for the settings and time of year. Wear what you’re most comfortable in because at the end of the day you should have fun and the photos will reflect this 😊

    Post # 12
    700 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    We’re the people who come home and immadiately take off our pants. We’re very much “indoor people” who like to lounge, watch movies, cook and read. 

    We dressed up for our pictures, figuring that we don’t get many opportunities to dress up or take pictures together with a professional photographer and we wanted to take advantage of it (… I wanted to take avantage of it. My fiancé likes to get dressed up but hates having his picture taken haha)

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