Post # 1
I’ve found THE DRESS and utterly adore it. I’d like to keep the choice a secret til the wedding. Along the way two close friends came along (one store visit each – different days) with me and my mom to look at dresses. I’ve told one of my friends I made my choice, and she was tactful enough not to ask which dress – she knew I’d tell her if I wanted.
The other friend will want to know which dress, and I don’t know how to tell her without sounding like – I’ve got a balloon and you don’t ….. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
“It’s going to be a surprise”
Post # 4
@Astra: it’s your choice. I don’t see anything wrong with it. I’ve been pretty selective with who sees mine. If someone asks, just smile and say “you’ll have to come to the wedding to find out!” Just keep it lighthearted and then change the subject.
Post # 5
I don’t show mine to everyone. My mom went with me, and we showed Dad after it came it home. I am trying to keep mine a “secret” too from most people. I want everyone to be surprised. Just tell them the truth – it’s a surprise!
Post # 6
@Astra: I plan on doing the same thing. The only people who will see my dress before the wedding will be my parents, my sister, my grandma, and my Bridesmaids. I want my dress to be a big surprise for everyone.
If your friend asks to see your dress, you can tell her, “It’s a Maggie Sottero, but that’s all I’m sharing! You’ll have to be at the wedding to see it! It’s a big surprise!” You can also tell her your feelings about the dress; it makes me feel like a princess. One more idea I had was to simply tell them “It’s white and it’s a ballgown (or fit-and-flare, etc.)”
Post # 7
Just tell them it’s a surprise and give them a short, vague description. If they want more info, they’ll just have to wait!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
Other than the Bee and a select few friends/family members I’ve kept my dress a secret. If people ask I just tell them its an ivory, mermaid. I’ve also explained that I want it to be a surprise, most people understand. If your friend presses the issue just tell her you’re afraid of it leaking to your FI and while you know she won’t tell, you just would rather not have to remember who you’ve told and who you haven’t told, so no one knows what your dress looks like.
Post # 9
when she asks which one you chose, tell her “the perfect one for me.”
if she presses the issue, tell her you’d like to surprise everyone on your big day.
if she continues to press you, stop answering her questions.