What To Wear To A Pre-Wedding Shoot To Add Visual Drama! 9 Options for Brides


“What should I wear to the pre-wedding shoot?” This is the biggest thing on every bride’s mind in the days leading up to it. Of course, you can wear a dress, a skirt, or simply jeans and a t-shirt. But if you’re looking to wear something interesting that adds drama to the shoot, you can go for one of these options! This can be in addition to a simpler outfit 🙂

Getting perfect pre-wedding shoot pictures is definitely on the list, and girls know it better than anyone else – a good outfit can make or break a picture! A lot of things can help you decide on your pre-wedding outfit, such as the venue of the shoot, the weather conditions, the theme for your shoot, the kind of pictures that you want and so on. Coordinating the outfit with your partner is super important, and since you’re the bride, you get to pick first!

Here are a few outfit ideas from quirky to classic that you can wear for your pre-wedding shoot. We have also shared a few *IMP* tips at the end of the post to help you pick the right outfit, which cannot be missed.

Off Shoulder Floral Lehenga

Image Courtesy: Payal Singhal

Cape Jacket & Drape Gown

pre wedding shoot outfit
Image Courtesy: Anamika Khanna

Colourful Floral Twirl Skirt

Floral lehenga
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Solid Gown With Cape

Anushree reddy gown
Image Courtesy: Anushree Reddy

Floor Length Pastel Anarkali With Embellished Collar

Sabyasachi gown
Image Courtesy: Sabyasachi

Flared Maxi Gown


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Image courtesy: I Alam Photography
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#TwirlDream: Flared Net Skirt

Abhinav-Mishra lehenga
Image Courtesy: Abhinav Mishra


#ArtisticImagery in a Dreamy Gown with 3D Work

Gauri and Nainika Gown
Image Courtesy: Gauri & Nainika

A Fuss Free Lehenga with Cape

Ridhi Mehra Lehenga
Image Courtesy: Ridhi Mehra

Asymmetrical Gown

Monisha Jaising Gown
Image Courtesy: Monisha Jaising

Classy & Timeless Anarkali With Waistbelt

Sabyasachi Gown
Image Courtesy: Sabyasachi

Bright Floor Length Anarkali with Flowy Net Dupatta


Loving the outfits but confused which one to go for?

Tips & Tricks That Will Help You Make The Pick

  • Pick the outfit according to the venue and weather. In outdoor landscape shoots, florals and whites look great. For a dramatic picture, go for twirly outfits, outfits with a trail, frilly and puffed gowns or lehenga skirts.
  • Keep your theme in mind. If shooting in a chic and sophisticated setting, pick minimalistic or artistic gowns with accessories like net gloves, pearl & diamond jewellery, hats and so on.
  • To get beautiful candid pictures, you have to feel comfortable in your skin! Pick outfits that are fuss-free and allow you to move and emote freely if you want drama without hassle. Carrying your outfit with grace and confidence is the key to getting great pictures
  • Do not forget to coordinate the groom’s outfit with your own! After all, it’s a pre-wedding shoot with both of you in it, showing your love. The chemistry has to be on point, even in the outfits.

We hope that our outfit inspiration has you feeling sorted and ready to begin your pre-wedding outfit shopping. Don’t forget to leave a comment below with what you loved and what you didn’t!


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Bonus: You can find some beautiful yet elegant dresses for your pre-wedding shoot (in all budgets) at the Delhi Shahpur Jat fashion street. We found many store and shortlisted the best hidden gems for you.