Post # 1
I posted this in photography (I’m so stinkin’ goofy) and got 2 really awesome replies, but I’d like to see if I can get any more advice to go with it.
We’re taking pictures (parents and attendants) outside at our state’s capitol building and then taking all the grandparents/other family/other wedding party in the church (the church has a whole steel alter, so it isn’t a very photo-friendly place). We’re taking pics BEFORE the ceremony. I cannot change this since I was able to fit all the pics in.
So since we’re taking pics outside before the ceremony, I can’t help but think my dress is going to look like hell after we are done. Most pictures will be taken on marble steps, a cement/stone walkway where there will be flower petals, leaves. We may take a few on the grass though, and I’m sure those marble steps are probably going to be dirty.
Did anyone else deal with this dilemma and how did you deal with it? What can I do? Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Miss Chalk over here. Hope you find more answers! 🙂
Post # 4
I actually voluntarily went to a park after our first look and we took pictures under a gazebo and actually standing on a tree, oh and on the grass. I made sure to keep my dress lifted high when I was walking anywhere (plus my veil since I had a chapel length veil) and only spread it on the floor when I was posing. My dress ended up being completely fine because I was careful. I did arrange for my makeup and hairstylist to stay at the venue until we got back because I knew my hair and makeup would probably need some touching up since I was leaving my hair fully down. My hair needed some touch ups but my makeup pretty much stayed perfectly. You really just have to be extremely careful and graceful about everything you do. At the end of the night the bottom of my dress was a little dirty and that was from the dress trailing on the floor all day and dancing on the dance floor! So it got dirtier from inside the venue than it did from outside.
Post # 5
Can you bustle your dress during these pictures? That is what I did for our before pictures and we were walking around on red clay. My dress had a fine dusting of red on my dress after the pictures but it shook out easily.
Post # 6
@Supermann I will probably end up being exactly like that and so careful. If something happens I always have pengoala’s chalk idea!!!
@MissAsb I guess I never gave a thought to bustling my dress. My train is absolutely amazing and I would love it in some pictures outside, but maybe I can do some of those pictures after its been bustled up or maybe even the day after since we have having kind of a trash-the-dress day 🙂
Keep the advice coming!
Post # 7
We had a garden ceremony and I did a lot of pre-wedding pictures outside with my girls. The bottom of my dress did get really dirty but you couldn’t tell unless you lifted it up – and no one did :). Once it was bustled it hung so you couldn’t see the dirt either. Honestly I didn’t even notice until that night when I took it off and the whole bottom was black! I didn’t do anything to prevent the blackness and its not like I’m wearing it again so it didn’t matter too much to me. It didn’t show in any pictures.