(Closed) What to wear?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think that stripes or patterns are really no’s.  I think that the cut of the clothing matters more.  What is the location you are taking the pictures in?  If it’s downtown or city-type, you might want to have a dressier outfit but if it’s more nature, you might want solid colors.

Post # 6
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

With ours we wore sweaters and he wore gray and I wore purple. Our second outfit we both wore blue, but I wore plain and he wore stripes. It looked really nice.


For your lake ones you could probably easily get away with something more fun, depending on the weather even a cute dress or jeans and a sweater. 

For the downtown ones you probably want more dressy.

Post # 7
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

What I wish I did wear was a cardigan with my dress. It was a halter with teeny straps and when I look at my e-pics I think “my arms are so big!”. I also wish I practiced poses beforehand, so I would have known what poses work best for me. I loved wearing my dress though, and I liked how it looked in pics. It was flowy and fun to photograph in. A dress would probably work well for the lake scene of your photos. Fiance wore a solid purple shirt which matched the purple flowers on our dress. We matched our outfits with our wedding colors, purple and green. For our second outfit change, we went more conservative with black shirts and jeans. 

Also- bring EVERYTHING you think you might need. I forgot make up and needed to touch up after an hour. I also forgot my lip gloss! Here’s a pic of e/ of our outfits:

Post # 8
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

also- i wish i hadn’t curled my hair. It looked great for the first few pictures but it got messed up pretty soon thereafter. Go with straight hair that you can brush often during the shoot.

Post # 9
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Here’s a better pic of FI’s purple (the first pic is overexposed):

Also-another tip- if you go for matching solid colors-make sure they match perfectly or it really shows in photos. I went with a patterned dress because we couldn’t find a matching purple shirt, and really, I think matching shirts look weird in e-pics. I thought that I’d like the conservative jeans/black shirt pics better, but our favorites were definitely the purple ones! 

Post # 10
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We didn’t do e-pics, so I don’t have any experience with it. But I think there are a couple basics you should always abide by: wear colors that flatter you, nothing with writing, patterns are okay but no ‘pictures’, wearing something classic is always better than trendy, and if you have a favorite outfit, you should wear it. Also, try mixing it up in pictures- your two outfits can have a lot of different looks. If you wear a dress (I would say definitely wear for one outfit) bring a cardigan with and throw it on for a couple photos.

Sundresses are always lovely.

Dark jeans and a blouse look classy.

Keep away from sequins and sparkles.

Match your surroundings (jeans and top are better for downtown, sundress for the lake).

Good luck!

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