Post # 1
I was talking to a friend and this topic came up. She’s a bridesmaid in an acquaintances wedding and her friend wanted to show her the dress for the wedding. My friend was taken aback and said no, theat should be kept private. Now I’m npot sure what tradition dictates or most people do but I figured why would there be any harm in your bridesmaids seeing the dress?
So I wondered, who saw you dress before you walked down the aisle?
Personally my sisters are coming with me shopping and my MOH
Post # 2
My mom went shopping for me and I showed my maids the dress this past Sunday evening. I’ve stood in 3 weddings and saw the dress beforehand for each one. I would imagine its more of a personal preference.
Post # 3
2 of my friends went with me to my dress appointment and I showed my fiancee my old dress too. I never heard of keeping the dress private before…
Post # 4
MeandMyLouboutins: I showed mine to a LOT of people…I was so excited!
Post # 5
MeandMyLouboutins: I went shopping the first time with the 2 aunts, cousin, bridesmaid and moh on face time. They all had a moment with a dress I didn’t. I later picked my dress with my mom and other MOH. I texted my girls a picture of my dress, one deleted it right away saying she wanted to wait until the day. I have only show one of my aunts but showed her the stock photo.
I won’t actually really get to see myself in the dress until it comes in, then those picture I’ll only share with my mom, FMIL and MOHs and if I bring a friend with me since everyone else is out of state.
Post # 6
I showed everyone who asked – but I showed them he stock photo from the designers website, not me in the dress
Post # 7
MeandMyLouboutins: pretty much, if they ask to see it and they’re not my FI, they get to see a picture. Lol I’m not really private about it or superstitious. I wanted to show my FI, but he doesn’t want to see it until I walk down. The aisle.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
I showed everyone who asked. 🙂 Except FI. We debated back and forth for a long time if he gets to see it or not. Right now it’s no. 😉
Post # 9
MeandMyLouboutins: Huh? That makes zero sense to me. If someone offered to show me their wedding dress, I would definitely want to see. Saying no comes off a little rude. Obviously if the bride is offering to show you, she wants you to see it. I don’t know what type of etiquette or tradition your friend was refering to, but her reaction is just very odd.
I went with my mother and sisters to get it. I then shared it with my bridesmaids and other close family members. Honestly, I’ll share it with anyone who asks (apart from FI). It’s really not like it’s some massive secret and even if they see it in a grainy cell phone shot, it won’t compare to the real deal the day of.
Post # 10
MeandMyLouboutins: My BMs, mom, grandmother and step mom saw pictures, my Mom and Sister and a BM saw it in person months in advance, no one else saw it until the wedding
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2016 - Belmont Manor
I went with my mother, 3 bridesmaids, and one friend. I don’t see a problem with it.
Post # 12
I guess I’m the minority here… I am keeping mine a secret from everyone, except my mom and grandmom who were there when I bought it. Some of my friends asked to see it but I lied and said I had no photos… Most got the hint but one kept hounding me so I eventually showed her a stock photo of my original dress. However I’m having some alterations / additions, so hopefully theres still an element of surprise even if she blabs to everyone.
Post # 13
I’m guessing it really is a personal preference… I understand both ways though
Post # 14
I’m showing anyone who wants to see it (with the exception of the FI)…bonus points if I get to put it on to show them!
Post # 15
I showed my dress to like all the girls that are closest to me. I showed then-FI’s mom too.
But I kept it from his aunts and the rest of the guests so I would have some people left over to surprise. 🙂
I would show it to like aquintences that weren’t invited that have no opportunity to spill the beans to my FI if they asked. It’s cute when people like that get excited and want to know all the details. I’m not gonna be like – no you can’t see my dress! My marriage will be doomed! I’m not too much for superstition.