dress shopping with FI?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I can totally see myself dress shopping with my FI. Not only does he “love” shopping with me (not shopping itself, lol), but I don’t seem to have anyone to go dress shopping with.

It probably won’t happen, but I think it might be really fun. I don’t believe in superstitions, though, so the “bad luck” thingy is a moot point.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

It’s not wrong, and it’s not bad luck.  Many people don’t like to do it as they prefer for the groom to see them in their dress for the first time as they’re walking down the aisle, but it you don’t mind him seeing the dress before the wedding then by all means, take him with you.

I didn’t take my FH shopping with me, but I did show him a picture of the dress I liked before I bought it to see if he liked it too.

Post # 5
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I didn’t go shopping with him, but I found my dress online and showed him. Then I went to the store to get it with a friend.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@JS1103:  When I went dress shopping earlier this week a lady brought in her FI.  I think it was cool for her but it sucked for me because I felt awkward with another man seeing me in a wedding dress.  Plus the room that they stick the dress on you has no mirrors so you can’t really make sure all of your parts are in until you are in front of everybody.  As a result that man saw some cleavage that I wouldn’t be comfortable sporting in a nightclub.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I went dress shopping with FI and it’s one of my favorite moments of planning our wedding. We both teared up and immediately knew when I found the right one. 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I went with my FI! It was great!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t see anything wrong with it. I didn’t because he (my DH) would never have gone with me but I def don’t see it as “wrong” especially if you have nobody else to go with.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I went shopping with my husband more than anyone else, he has a better eye for stuff than most of my friends and family and he knows my style and likes.  We picked out my dress together and he even came along for  some of the last minute alterations becuase I needed another person to look at it and give me a honest answer.  Plus, I did not care about anyone else’s opinions but his because I wanted him more than anyone to love my dress.  He really is the best shopping buddy ever.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I went shopping with my FI for no other reason than the fact that I wanted his opinion. I don’t think it’s bad luck and I don’t understand why so many people are against it. I’ve helped him pick out his entire outfit down to his socks and cufflinks, and he can’t even see my dress? 

Plus, the smile that came across his face when I walked out with the dress I eventually bought melted my heart, and got me even more excited to show him a new, proper-fitting, beautifully accessorized dress on our actual day. 

Just remember that months and months will pass from when he sees the sample dress and when you actual wear it – not only will it look better than in the dress shop…he probably won’t even remember what it looked like in the first place!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

My groom picked my dress with me and I thought it was a great experience. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@JS1103:  I did not want my FI seeing my dress. I don’t even want him seeing pictures of any dresses that I liked lol I work with a girl who went with her FI though, and she was so glad she did. She picked the dress she loved while he was with her. She did not want anyone elses opinion. It’s all about personal preference.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The only one who can answer that is you. Is it wrong or right for you?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It’s pretty rare, but if thats what you want, there’s nothing wrong with it. Is there a reason you dont want to go alone? I went alone and it was great – nobody handing me gowns that were not my style or budget, or monopolozing the salespeople,  or nagging about bridesmaid dresses.  You can really listen to your own vision and not be pressured.  

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@JS1103:  You should do what you like! I wanted it to be a total surprise for DH, so he stayed home with our son while I shopped:) 

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