Wedding Tips

May 6, 2019

Where to Shop for your Engagement Session: for the Ladies!

Where to Shop for Your engagement Session dress - Karli Elliott Photography

If you are one of my brides, you may already know, or will soon come to find out, that you get an engagement session style guide to help you with every little detail of your engagement session! It shares every tip in the book on picking flattering color tones, pairing your outfit with your fiance’s, adding in fun details, and more. While these things are so incredibly helpful to know, you may still be wondering… Where exactly am I supposed to shop for these outfits? Below are my top 5 recommendations on where to shop for your engagement session!

1. Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway has some amazing options! If you want designer quality and style while only paying $30-$60, Rent the Runway is for you! I don’t know about you, but every time I have an event to attend or a photoshoot to dress up for, I never want to wear what I already have in my closet. I always want to go out and buy a new dress, but after I wear it to the event, it not longer serves a purpose…especially if it’s on the fancier side! The best part about Rent the Runway, is that it’s a rental. You aren’t stuck with a dress you may never wear again taking up space in your closet. That’s what I call a win, win. Their site allows you to filter styles, sizes, colors, and more. It even has photos from people who have rented the dresses so you can really see what the dress looks like when it’s on!

Rent the Runway Shopping for Blush Engagement Dress Rent the Runway Dresses for Engagement Session

2. Morning Lavender

Morning Lavender has the most beautiful color tones…hence the name! They are known for their gorgeous flowy dresses that are perfect for the bride to be! Their earthy and soft color tones are absolutely stunning on camera! Their styles occasionally sell out because they are in high demand, but if you search early enough before your session, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for!

Morning Lavender Grey Flowy Dress for Engagement SessionBlush Flowy dress for engagement session What to Wear for Your Engagement Session Lilac Flowy DressMorning Lavender Blue Pin Stripe Dress for Engagements Morning Lavender Blue Flowy Midi Dress for Engagement Session Morning Lavender Lace Mauve Dusty Rose Romper for Engagement Session

3. Madewell

For the shorter, more casual sun dress style, Madewell is a great option! From rompers, to jumpers, to sun dresses, they’re the perfect mix of classy and fun! Unfortunately, I couldn’t upload their images here, but click here to see what I’m talking about!

4. H&M

When thinking about where to shop for your engagement session, H&M may not be the first store to pop into your mind. As you may know, H&M has it all…but I was pleasantly surprised to find just how many dresses they have that would be perfect for your engagement session, or even mix and match bridesmaid dresses!

H&M Dusty Blue Dress H&M Lilac Floor length dress for engagement session H&M Blush Lace Midi Dress

5. Nordstrom Rack

Last but not least, one of my favorite places to find dresses (and on a great deal) is Nordstrom Rack! You have to be willing to dig, but sometimes they have just the right thing! David and I were there this past weekend, and he practically had to rip this gorgeous Jenny Yoo dress away from me. Isn’t it perfect?! These dresses usually run around $300, but this one was on sale for $100 at Nordstrom Rack. It’s worth the dig, especially if finding a sale gives you the kind of joy it gives me! This dress isn’t even listed on Nordstrom Rack online, as I’ve found to be true with many Nordstrom Rack items….so go to the store and get ready to search!

Jenny Yoo Dress Sale for Engagement Session

Hopefully, you now have a few more ideas on where to shop for your engagement session! If you liked this post, you may also like 3 Things to Consider When Debating a First Look5 Tips for Managing your Wedding Guest List, and 5 Reasons Why I Became a Wedding Photographer. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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