Post # 1
I just purchased my dress today (wohoo!), and I can’t decide if I will show pictures of the dress (either the model pic or me in the dress) if people ask to see. I sent pictures of me in the dress to my mom, my sister, and my BFF, since they live far from me and couldn’t be there when I bought it. But I can’t decide if I want other people to see it, or if I want it to be more of a surprise!
It’s a silly problem, but I’m not sure what most brides do in this situation. So what did you bees do after you bought your dress?
Post # 3
@ImmaBee: I have been, but I realized that I don’t want to anymore. I showed several friends in excitement but now I don’t want to show anyone else (except my bridal party as I need to make decsions about accessories). I kinda wish I’d kept it more of a secret.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
Only some close family and friends: mom, aunt, bridal party, FSIL and FMIL
Post # 5
I have showed everyone in the world! And now I sort of wish I hadn’t but oh well, haha. This is confirming for me that we will NOT be telling anyone our future bebe names until they’re named! People and their opinions.
Post # 6
I bought mine about a year before. I showed some people right after I bought it, but even those who saw it said it looked so different the day of, with all my accessories and hair and makeup done, they felt like they were seeing it for the first time.
Post # 7
@MsGinkgo: I went on a whirlwind shopping trip a month ago when my mom was visiting, and I tried on a buttload of dresses. I sent pictures from that trip to a bunch of people, so I get what you mean about regretting it. That’s why I’m trying to decide what I want to do now that I have *the* dress.
Post # 8
I live in upstate NY but we’re getting married in Iowa. Where I work I have a lot of older women who have taken me under their wings, and they all wanted to see pictures. My policy has pretty much been showing it to anyone who asks, other than my FI, but the only people I’ve shown it to that will be at the wedding are people who I’ve been bouncing accessory ideas off of.
Post # 9
I’ve shown a lot of people the sketch made by the designer but I’ll only show my mother, my best friends and my fiance any pictures of the actual dress.
Post # 10
Oh, keep it a secret hun! Let them be surprised! I only showed one person, one of my dearest friends who I have known since childhood!
Post # 11
Except from your mom and sisters of course! And maybe a close friend or two!
Post # 12
Pshh, if they want to see a pic of my awesome dress I’m going to show them. The only invitees who have seen the pic are my mom, dad, FMIL, Aunt, and one of my cousins. My wedding was over a year away when they saw it so I doubt they are going to remember much about it. Heck I even showed FI and all he remembers is that it’s whitish, has lace, and I looked pretty. My mom and dad will probably remember what it looks like, but then again they were both there when I bought it.
Post # 13
I’ve shown close girlfriends and close female colleagues/friends.
Post # 14
My mom, grandmother, and MIL were on the shopping trip with me. I sent pictures to my MoH and two bridesmaids(who are my SILs). One or two friends saw a picture on my phone when I went to show them some other photo but otherwise noone else saw it.
My dad was almost as adamant as DH about not knowing what it looked like. I think my FIL saw photos that MIL took on our shopping trip.
I wanted to to keep it as much of a surprise as much as possible. I got so many compliments on how it was “so me” from our guests and I think they liked being surprised.
Post # 15
I showed a few people, but it was a picture of the dress on a model and in the wrong color, so I felt like I wasn’t completely giving it away!
Post # 16
Bridal party, his mum and dad, mom and dad, the flower girls and their mom, my aunt. Then when I shared in class that I had gotten my dress, they all wanted to see, so the picture was passed along to about 15 classmates. That was spontaneous!
I don’t mind having people know. As long as its not getting posted publically on Facebook, I’m fine sharing.