Saying 'Yes!' To The Perfect Dress (Part 5 of the Fusion Wedding Planning Series)
Apr 6, 2019 | By: Fusion Photography
Raise your hand if your Pinterest board is full of wedding dresses. Raise the other hand if it's also full of bridesmaid dresses. Don't be shy - our hands are raised too! Part of being a wedding photographer is appreciating all the details of the day. And what you decide to wear is a pretty big detail. As with all the decisions you have to make for your wedding, there is no wrong answer. But here are some things to think about when picking the wedding wardrobe for you and your crew.
For brides, wearability means can you comfortably wear the dress for the entire wedding or do you need to change for the reception? We love the flair a costume change can add so if you love love love a dress but you know you won't be able to cut loose on the dance floor in it, consider bringing a change of clothes for the reception.
While you most likely will only wear your wedding dress around the house from time to time, your bridesmaids may want a dress that's versatile. A bridesmaid's dress doesn't have the same sentimental value as a wedding dress so it's a total bonus if it can be worn again to other events. More and more brides are giving their bridesmaids a color but letting them choose their own dress, or selecting several styles for their squad to choose from. Below, Elleana and her bridesmaids show how elegant variety can be. We've been trained to appreciate symmetry but let's not forget that old adage - variety is the spice of life (and love).
Another thing to consider with wearability is location/temperature. Different materials are warmer than others. A sneaky culprit of this is sequins! If you're planning on a sequined gown and your big day is outside in the summer, opt for the sleeveless. If you know you'll be flaunting your love on the streets of Raleigh (like Marissa and Michael below), you'll want something modern and flirty (with statement heels!). For Nicole and Matt, they found a balance between staying warm and looking fab!
Wearability is important but it's the practical side of the coin. Let's be honest, the more fun consideration is style! When you look at your wedding photos, you're going to want to be wearing something that makes you feel fabulous. Whether that entails a classic look or something more modern is totally up to you. Weddings have evolved over the years in ways that allow so much customization for a day that best suits you and your SO. As your wedding photographer, it's our job to capture all the details that make up the day. But there's nothing like seeing you and your boo look deliriously happy at each other's sides. You could be in a potato sack and still have that newlywed glow...but it's fun getting all glammed out!
It's not always either/or when it comes to traditional and modern choices. For example, veils were once worn for tradition and now they're more of a fairy tale touch. And where wearability and style meet is where wedding dress magic happens.
Whether you're having a Charlotte wedding, Raleigh nuptials, Savannah vows...wherever your wedding is and whatever you and your boo say 'I do' in, Fusion's ready to capture it all.