Picture this: You’re prepping for the wedding you have booked, and everything seems to be falling into place. Your batteries are charged, your cards are all cleared, and you've got google maps and a podcast cued up. Then suddenly… you realize you forgot to plan what to wear.
Does this sound familiar?
Whether you’re a seasoned photographer, or you’re prepping for your first solo wedding, we all know the struggle, and I get asked what I wear to weddings alllll the time!
So without further ado, here are my wedding wardrobe tips:
Black is slimming, elegant, and a color that doesn’t stand out. As the photographer, you want to blend into the background, not walk the runway. If you aren’t a huge fan of black, opt for another neutral or monochrome color. Try to stay away from anything that might clash with decor or stick out like a sore thumb.
Choose comfortable, with breathable fabrics.
Regardless of the temperature outside, working an event always leads to working up a sweat. I absolutely love my jumpsuit for this very reason. It’s comfortable yet professional, and I never have to worry about finding something to match it! I also opt for shoes that are stylish but aren’t going to kill my feet. The last thing we need is blisters at the end of the day!
Plan your outfit around the wedding style.
Regardless of what you see other creatives wearing, or what’s “trendy”, get to know your couples and find out what the dress code is going to be. Remember that your clothes are part of your first impression as a vendor. If you’re showing up underdressed to formal events, or in something formal and stiff when you're about to shoot an adventurous elopement, it might not be the best choice for that day!
My last tip? Be confident in yourself. Please don’t roll up to a wedding wearing something that makes you feel uncomfortable. How you feel about yourself will translate directly to your confidence on that day.
You are talented. You are capable. Remember that in whatever outfit you decide to wear.
Need a few places to start shopping? Here are some links to my favorite wedding wardrobe pieces!
Poplin Crewneck Bubble-Sleeve Mini Dress
Denim Babydoll Shirtdress in Washed Black
ASOS DESIGN tie waist jumpsuit in black
ASOS DESIGN tea jumpsuit with button back detail in black
Kimono Sleeve Ruffle Hem Dress
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