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Monday Teeny Poll | Teeny Manolo

Monday Teeny Poll

65% of you say that if people are willing to pay more for child-free flights, if offered, then godspeed to them.  23% find it discriminatory, and 10% of people with kids would fly it themselves if they could.  To be honest, the child-hating trend that is out there right now concerns me a bit.  I mean, it is one thing to have smoke-free flights because second hand smoke is dangerous to your health.  Are we really lumping children into a similar category?  I could possibly embrace a child-free section of the airplane. 

Today I’ve got a personal question for you.  Well, it’s a personal question for me, to be honest.  My family, including grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, etc. is going to have a formal picture taken by a professional photographer.  Formal meaning that we are going to be all lit up nicely and all that jazz that comes with a professional.  Now, the rub is that we don’t know how to have everyone dress.  We are actually quite a small family, and the total number of people is going to be 16.  Should we dress in a color-coordinated way?  Casual? Semi-casual? Semi-formal outfits for everyone and color matching be damned?  Everybody wearing essentially the same outfit?  We are at a loss, and turn to the wise members of the Manolosphere for help.

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5 Responses to “Monday Teeny Poll”

  1. Awesome Mom April 11, 2011 at 2:31 am #

    Just make sure everyone wears solid colors, not stripes or flowers ect,they always photograph best and there is less of a chance of busy patterns clashing.

  2. SarahDances April 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    Also, everyone should wear similar tone colors, since the eye will automatically be drawn to lighter or brighter colors. We did a family portrait (my mom’s family, including her parents, siblings, all spouses, and children) about a decade ago. We agreed to do semi-formal (dressy-casual, as we call it), and wear dark, solid colors. It turned out beautifully!

  3. marvel April 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    Casual, coordinating (but not necessarily matchy-matchy.) Like, instead of everyone wearing light blue shirts and khaki pants, ask everyone to pick something blue, green, white, or some combination thereof. All in the same color palette, but not all in the same uniform, if that makes sense.

  4. La Petite Acadienne April 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    I agree with the others. Casual and coordinating, but matchy-matchy tends to look a little dated after awhile. We had one done, and all agreed to wear jeans, and gray tops. But the shade of gray, and the type of top, was completely up to us. So we had a wide variety of apparel, in shades ranging from charcoal all the way to dove gray, and it looked really nice. I’d say as long as you guys aren’t CLASHING, and not wearing prints (unless it’s subtle, like herringbone or tweed), then you should be fine.

  5. Jeanette April 16, 2011 at 2:36 am #

    Semi-formal, limited colour range but not all matching.