(Closed) Getting dressed on the big day

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 17
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2375 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

 My photographer actually brought this up – she said no one wants to be photographed in their shapewear, so their normal process is for the bride to get decent, and then the girls come in for pictures, usually with Mom or one of the bridesmaids doing the top couple buttons or tying the corset back. That way everyone is comfortable.

Post # 18
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1990 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I definitely took my dress into the bathroom and stepped into it (like I had thousands of times before when I was alone at home) and thennn… I came out and had my mom and MOHs do my final touches.


Do you have to have your cute undies photographed?
It seems odd to not want your mom to see your underwear but want to be photographed in it… jus sayin.. if that’s the case maybe just hae your photog photograph you alone getting into your gown.

 

Post # 19
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1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My photographer is a man (his second shooter is a gal), and they specifically told me that they stage all getting dressed shots (so he doesn’t see your boobs). This makes me think that a lot of getting dressed photos are staged.

Post # 21
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1990 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Luvadovedove:  lol ohhh well then yeah, don’t worry about anyone but your new husband seeing you in them!

Its really no biggie to step into your dress alone and waddle out to have the maids and mom put the last bits in place.

It will be great!

 

Post # 22
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1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would have felt very awkward having an audience for getting ready. I did it for my first wedding and HATED it (but to be fair, I felt uncomfortable with everything related to that wedding and cried hysterically the night before. Spoiler: we divorced!). Anyway, my husband and I just eloped, so no wedding party and we chose to do it all solo. We did hire a photographer (Well, they were a duo). My husband and I got ready together, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way 🙂 The photogs showed up just as I finished getting ready. No shots of us getting ready, and no regrets.

Post # 23
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1069 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@StL.Ashley:  Yup, a lot of them are. You can often get just about everything you want just from people doing the finishing touches anyway (putting on shoes, lacing up the back, putting on earrings/necklace, etc.), which doesn’t require anyone to be half-naked.

Post # 24
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3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

PPs all have great suggestions!

I popped my dress on over my shorts and then just pulled my shorts off from under the dress, lol. And I was definitely able to get a couple of cute BFF and mom shots without being too exposed. Here’s a pic, with them cropped out–but they’re in the original and it’s super cute!

Post # 25
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1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My mom and Maid/Matron of Honor helped me put on my dress….I thought I would be uncomfortable but it turned out to be fine! And it was a necessary evil…there was no way I was getting that big dress on by myself! haha

We only did pictures of my mom & Maid/Matron of Honor doing up the corset back. I would never have let the photographer come into the room when I was in my underwear!

 

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