How to Make An All-White Wedding Color Scheme Pop in Photos

Etiquette
White bridesmaids dresses

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Did you catch white wedding fever after witnessing Kate Middleton's gorgeous all-ivory bridal party during the Royal Wedding? You're not alone! White weddings are not just for Billy Idol songs anymore, and there are plenty of ways to make it happen for your own big day. But does this color scheme come across as well in photos as it does in person? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your wedding style questions in our daily post.

I am having a white wedding (I'm talking white flowers, white linens, the works) and I want the bridal party and our parents to dress in white, too. Are my wedding photos going to look strange?

Thanks to Pippa Middleton, bridesmaids dressed in white are very au courant. Guys in all white, however, are a little Love Boat. Opt for light khaki suits for the groom, groomsmen, ring bearer, and fathers of the bride and groom instead if you don't want your wedding pictures to look like a cast photo. As the bride, you will want to stand out in pictures, so pick a dress style for your bridesmaids that is significantly different from your own gown. Short dresses as a contrast is an obvious choice, but also consider switching up the necklines and the fabric to really draw a distinction. Last, ensure that your mom and your fiancé's mother are in communication as they go dress shopping. Two middle-aged women in matching Bianca Jagger tuxes will make your pictures feel costumey, not cohesive.

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