(Closed) For all of the “first look” brides out there…please answer :)

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
8247 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I didn’t do anything special.

We took pictures outside and all around the church and my dress still looked great for the walk down the aisle.

I really wouldn’t worry about it too much unless it is raining or you want to walk through mud or something.

Post # 4
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My dress was fine & not dirty at all after first look/pictures.

Also I’m a photographer & we have never had a bride get their dress dirty doing it either & a lot of our brides do first looks!

Post # 5
3282 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1993

My hugely long train got trailed through the grass…which was wet (read: muddy).

Two of my wonderful bridesmaids spent half our lunch time with tide pens scrubbing it out.

So yes, it did get dirty, but tide pen(s) to the rescue! Seriously, have like 5 of those things in your emergency kit!


ETA: it wasn’t just from doing the first look – we also did all our family portraits outside pre-ceremony as well.

Post # 6
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was walking around a city for my pre-ceremony pics, so my dress definitely got dirty around the hem, but it wasn’t noticeable or a big deal.

Post # 7
1348 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

we did our first look inside–but it was november in MA. We did some pics after the ceremony outside, when my dress was bustled.

Post # 8
6610 posts
Bee Keeper

I didn’t really get dirty during our photos before the ceremony, but I highly recommend Shout wipes. They got rid of a couple of smudges and made my dress look just like new. Seriously, they were the best thing to have with me!

Post # 9
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I didn’t do anything special. I had a huge train that a bm or my DH held as I walked to try to keep it as clean as possible. The hem definitely got dirty, but no one noticed and it didn’t show up in any of the photos later in the evening.

Post # 10
29 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was worried about this, too! You really will not notice. My train was wet from the snow and dirty from the venue carpet, but it didn’t bother me one bit. No one noticed other than the group that was bustling me. And they knew it would happen.


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