Your wedding celebrations are incomplete today if you aren't going for a pre-wedding shoot. For those who don't know, pre-wedding shoot is a photo and video shoot done before the wedding. It isn't a formal wedding shoot. Pre-wedding shoots are more on the fun and candid side.
Pre-wedding shoots help couples get used to the camera ahead of their wedding so that they are all set for their wedding photography and videography.
That's not all, pre-wedding shoots help you create special memories with your partner. It is a special day where you get to spend a lot of quality time with your loved one and get to capture them all on the camera.
Pre-wedding shoots are quite common today and couples like to get it done as per their preferences. While some couples like to re-enact the proposal - the special moment when their partner popped the question, others like to create candid moments. Many also like to recreate their wedding moments ahead of the real wedding by carrying their marriage ensembles.
To make all these special moments shine in pictures and videos, the couple needs to make sure their outfits are perfect to the T. Choosing the right clothes from your wardrobe are important for this shoot as these pictures and videos will last years.
Decades later, when you sit down to look at your pre-wedding shoot, you shouldn't regret what outfits you wore for it. We spoke to Wedding Curators, Aaradhana & Prateek Kashyap, Made in Heavenand asked to share some tips to pick the correct outfits for pre-wedding shoot. Read on.
Pack Some Traditional Outfits
Salwaar Kurta, Anarkali, Saree, Patiala Suit, are some outfits you should definitely pack for your pre-wedding shoot.
Nothing says 'traditional' more than the humble salwaar kurta. Depending on your built, choose the right colours and patterns. If you have a video pre-wedding shoot, avoid picking suits that have intricate patterns as they might look unclear in the video and take away from the beauty of your outfit. Pick block, bright colours which enhance your complexion in both pictures and videos.
Anarkali is a must-have in your pre-wedding bag. They look beautiful especially for shots where you twirl or shoot in a traditional background. If you are shorter in height, avoid wearing an anarkali as it will make you look shorter in videos and pictures. Make sure you don't pick anything shimmery as it will reflect back on the camera and spoil your video and photos.
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What is more timeless in an Indian woman’s wardrobe than a Saree? Brainstorm with your photography team on the type of saree, material and colour shade that would look best for you. The saree should fit you perfectly and that's why the drape is important. You can hire a professional draper to help you seal the look. This will also ensure that you have a smooth shoot without any breaks because your saree will be set accordingly.
Go For Colour Co-Ordinated Outfits
There is nothing better than twinning with your better half in your pre-wedding photos and videos. You can go for smart casuals, traditional wear depending on your preference and theme of the shoot. You can go for comfy casuals by teaming white tees with ripped denim or shorts. These days you also get custom tees with wedding-related graphics and quotes. You can also pick them if you like.
If you want your pre-wedding shoot to have more of a formal touch for a formal look then have your outfits planned in advance. You might want to wear a chic dress, go for a little black dress, evening gown or an elaborate dress as per your liking. Your partner can carry a shirt with classic pants or a formal suit to complement your outfit.
Other Tips To Keep In Mind
- Your makeup and hairdo are as important as your pre-wedding outfit. If you aren't very good with makeup, hire a makeup artist for the shoot. Let them know the kind of makeup you need with every look. Keep some references handy if you have some.
- For your hair, if you want to shoot at multiple locations on a single day, go for a classic hairdo that works well with all your outfits. Or let the hairstylist know what all outfits you will be carrying and accordingly they can plan your hairdos which don't take a lot of time.
- Your accessories too matter! Make sure you separately pack all your accessories right from hair clips to earrings to bangles and bracelets according to all your outfits. These little things do matter and will make a lot of difference in your pictures and videos.
We hope this guide helps you plan your pre-wedding shoot well. For more such stories, stay tuned!
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