(Closed) “Pictures don’t do it justice”

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

While in person many very simple dresses are beautiful, I think that this adage is true that in pictures, it may not really photograph beautifully in the way every bride hopes her dress photographs.  I think this is similar to why its important to wear more makeup than normal when you are going to be photographed… because it stands out more. 

I didn’t really think much of this when I bought my dress, but I wanted something more elaborate, which ended up working perfectly because in the pictures, my dress, which was beaded throughout the entire bodice with even a belt and big glittery thing in the center, looked lovely in pictures.

Post # 4
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with you on that one for the most part.  When I was dress shopping I definitely eliminated a lot of dresses that were beautiful in the store but looked flat in pictures.  The lighting thing is an issue though- I think any dress looks better out in natural daylight.  However, if it’s a shape or fit issue, the lighting in the shop doesn’t really matter.  It will still fit the same way in your wedding pictures (well maybe slightly different due to alterations, but they’re usually clamped so you get the general idea).  

Post # 5
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1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I really worried about that with my dress, the color on the website is the champagne and it makes it look ivory when its actually really dark! And all the pictures I was seeing of mine in the diamond white looked like you couldn’t see any detail. But then I visited a girl who was selling hers in white and I saw her wedding pictures and it was gorgeous, you could see everything. There are so many levels of quality in any camera, and lighting and a good eye will bring out the best in your dress. I think as long as you get a good photographer you will catch all your details.

Post # 6
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1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@arenyth:  You make an excellent point about Ivory!!!!!!  My dress was ivory too and intially I thought it would look kind of yellow.  In pictures, you couldn’t even tell it was ivory!  But, it really set off my very fair complexion much better than a stark white dress did.

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Post # 8
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Mrs. Louboutin:  Did your husband wear a white or ivory shirt/tie/vest?  My dress is also ivory & I was told the men should wear ivory so it doesn’t make the dress look dirty? 

Post # 9
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1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@MissJay: Yes, he sure did!  It’s funny you mention this because he really didn’t have much of an opinion during our wedding planning, but when we went to select the tuxes and I mentioned that my dress was ivory and that he would need to wear an ivory vest and tie, he went cookoo bonkers.  It was weird.  He said he had dreamed about always wearing white on white.  This was really bizarre since he is very much an alpha male type of guy, but the ivory vest/ tie over the white shirt turned out so beautifully in the pictures that looking back we both laugh at his initial response.  I showed him pictures of guys from this website who also wore ivory on white to make him feel a bit more at ease, which really helped too.

@heather25:  That is what I thought too when I saw the pictures.  Even in person, it really didn’t look yellow or anything like that, but next to stark white, there was always a difference. 

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