(Closed) Wedding dress help needed – taffeta!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I don’t have any photos or experience, but I think if you love the dress you should get it.

Post # 4
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s not a professional pic – but my dress is taffeta.  I’m pretty sure it’s not silk taffeta Smile

It does look shinier in some pics but I don’t think it looks cheap. I love my dress!  

Post # 5
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

mine is poly taffeta as well.  i think if there’s a sharp contrast in the lighting (like using flash in a dark room), it’s going to be shinier than if there isn’t.  a professional photographer with a good camera and better flash system is going to do a better job of keeping the lighting more even and realistic than your sister with a powershot (or some other cheapie point-and-shoot camera…or even a high-quality photography camera wihtout the know-how to use it).  and honestly, most dresses that aren’t lace or some other sheer fabric like tulle or organza are either taffeta or satin, and satin is WAY shinier in my experience.

non-professional pic, but without flash.  no over-the-top shine going on.

Post # 8
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs A 2B:  Are you having a professional photographer at your wedding? If so they should be able to do most of their photos without flash with their equipment. That way you won’t get that shiny effect.

You might get the effect in some guest photos, but your pro photos should be fine.

Post # 9
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dress was taffeta and in personal photos, the material looked shiny but it wasn’t as noticeable in the professional pictures.  It doesn’t bother me either way.  Here are a few examples.


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