Post # 1
Does anyone else hate the question “So what does your wedding dress look like?”?? Maybe I’m being weird, but I don’t like to describe my dress to people that are going to be at my wedding. I figure it should be somewhat of a suprise. I was asked this question at Thanksgiving dinner and felt really put on the spot. I didn’t want to tell others about it, but I didn’t want to make a big ordeal out of not wanting them to know. The only people that have seen my dress or I have wanted to talk about it to are my parents, close friends, and bridesmaids.
Is anyone else like this?
Post # 3
Lol…”it’s awesome and it’s white!” is usually enough =]. Mine was simple enough “ooo it’s strapless with a fit and flair skirt with some sparkles”….it’s vague but still, it DOES describe it. But i didn’t mind telling friends and family about it.
Post # 4
I just say “It’s a surprise!”
Post # 5
Yeah, I think it’s perfectly acceptable to say something along the lines of, “I don’t want to ruin the surprise!” Especially if, like most, your SO doesn’t even know 🙂
Post # 6
I feel the same way that you do. I was really annoyed when I found out that my FMIL was sending pictures of me in my wedding gown to everyone … We are having a smaller wedding, too, so I guess most people who are invited to the wedding already know what my dress will look like, on me. GRRRR She makes me MAD.
Post # 7
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I tell people it’s bright pink with a 20 foot long train and big poofy sleeves.
Post # 8
I actually show pictures (on my iphone) to anyone who asks! I feel like it’s still going to be different when they see it on me with my hair/ makeup done, veil etc., so why not?
Post # 9
Yeah, I don’t really have a problem showing/telling people either (aside from FI of course!) My mom gets furious every time I do it in front of her though ;o) She’s big on surprises and didn’t even want to look at our wedding rings when we bought them!
Post # 10
I don’t really mind, it comes with the territory of “when/where/what are your colors/where’s your honeymoon” type of thing. They’ll probably forget by the wedding rolls around. I don’t want my fiance to see it till it’s time, and I don’t want ALL the guests to see bridals before hand tho. I never even thought about keeping it a surprise, till I asked a friend who designed her dress– not even what it looked like– and she wouldn’t tell me.
Post # 11
I usually say I’ll show them online sometime…. and then never do
Post # 12
I showed pics taken in the store to fiancee’s family at thanksgiving and totally regret it. I got comments like “oh, that’s really…different. Looks like a…tulip? (I have a fit-and-flare)” and “this was how much? So-and-so’s daughter paid a quarter of that at David’s Bridal”. I wasn’t feeling 100% confident about the dress anyway since I originally wanted a ballgown and now I feel like crap.
Post # 13
I don’t see what the huge deal is actually unless they’re asking for photos or something. I wouldn’t describe it in front of FI, but if someone asked, I would just provide a general description of the style. I don’t think that would give it away at all.
Post # 14
I just say it looks like a wedding dress and I love it.
Post # 15
I emailed the photo from the website to FMIL and a few friends but that was it. After that I started saying “oh you know, strapless, white, typical wedding dress… you’ll see!” for the same reason of not wanting to ruin the surprise.
Post # 16
I wish I would have thought of a better way to blow off the question. I kinda felt forced to describe it. Next time it happens I will use some of your suggestions.
I understand what some of you are saying about general descriptions and how it’s not like they are seeing a picture…but to me, describing something as general as the dress silhouette IS the biggest part of the dress, and everything after that are just tiny details. I wouldn’t want my guests to know whether I’m wearing a ballgown, or a sheath, or a fit and flare, etc.