Post # 1
So we were watching Don’t tell the bride the other night and i asked my fiance what type of dress he would choose. He said ‘a princess, ballerina type dress’… I have tried on a few dresses and my only request has been no princess dresses, i don’t want a ball gown type dress!
So now i’m unsure.. I always imagined a very fitted mermaid type dress and i’ve found one i fell in love with. It was the very first dress i’ve tried and i love it. Granted i’ve only tried on 4 so still might find something different, but if this was you, would you change tactics and go for the kind of dress he said he likes even if it’s not what you mentioned or would you disregard it and stick with what you want??
Post # 3
I would try on what he likes, because you never know what you could fall in love with, but I wouldn’t only go for what he says he likes. I’m sure he’ll love whatever you wear!
Post # 4
really all he will notice is how beautiful you are.
Post # 5
i had the opisite of you. Fi only wanted something just simple with maybe a sash or something like that just a line or something.
nope I wanted as big as possiable.
i didn’t get it beacuse of budget reasons so its a little smaller- but go with what you want.
we keep telling fi we got a gold embroydered a line so he’ll be suprised that i look like a beautifulmarshmellow
however DO try on some gowns you think fi might like beacuse you’ll be suprised. i almost bought a couple ( I’ll add pictures ) but just couldn’t go away from what I wanted. now that I look at a couple pictures I can’t help but wonder if maybe fi was right – maybe they looked more bride like- but i wanted to be a princess not so much a bride lol and i feel best in my big poofy gown even if i only rememnber that when i climb in it.
sorry they are bad pictures my mom is not a photgorapher at all- they got out of order- sorry lame comp- but the two ballgown shots are my dress the others are dresses that did look great! but… just didn’t fit the dream
Post # 6
most men don’t know jack about fashion. I’m sure he’s into that style because It’s more traditional, but what he doesn’t realize is that style may not looK good on you. When he sees you walking down the aisle, all he’ll notice is one thing-that you look stunning and you are his wife.
Don’t second guess yourself!
Post # 7
I’d get whichever dress you love most. He’s going to be mesmerized by how beautiful you look on the best day of his life and won’t even notice the style of your dress.
Post # 8
I would say go with what you have! I have asked my fiance about two dresses that were similar to mine! One he said looked like a blanket (not a good reaction) and the other he said he really liked (good reaction) So even though his opinion is important I am sure he will love you in whatever you wear!
Post # 9
Definitely go with what you love! Besides, I would ONLY be worried if he said “I like anything except mermaid or fitted.” He might have just said that off the cuff because he was asked….he might not have put as much thought behind it as you’re thinking he did!
Post # 10
My FI wanted me to wear a strapless dress, I bought one with capsleeves and a keyhole back. I’m sure he’ll love what I look like when he sees me!
Post # 11
I might be the minority in thinking this, but if it were me, I would go with the one my FI likes. Yes, you want to be comfortable and look your best, but you’re not going to be spending the whole day looking at yourself, he is going to be. Plus, I don’t think your fi would choose something that would look bad on you 🙂
Post # 12
like everyone else said, go with what you like. I’m sure you’ll look great and he’ll love whatever you decide on
Post # 13
Go with what you want! You’re the one wearing it, so you should get something you look and feel good in. On the day of, he won’t be thinking, “Aw man, she went with a mermaid dress?” He’ll be thinking about how beautiful you are and how lucky he is that he gets to spend the rest of his life with you!
Post # 14
@PacificMrs: She put it best! If you feel beautiful in it, you’ll look beautiful in it and that’s all he will see.
Post # 15
Take him dress shopping with you. Let him see you in a lot of different styles. If you want to keep the surprise then dont take him for the final selections. But you may be surprised how spot-on men can be when it comes to what works on your body and what doesn’t.
Post # 16
My answer depends on your FI.
My SO is very conscious of fashion, in fact he picks out a lot of my clothes. So if he doesn’t like something which I like to wear, I never feel as good in it as something which he does like. Therefore, I’d be likely to go with what he likes. So if your FI is like my SO then I’d probably at least try on what he likes.
HOWEVER, if your guy is a little more out of touch with weddings and fashion, chances are he said “ball gown/princess” because that’s all that he really knows and he thinks that every girl has the same type of dress, that anything else is “weird”. Have you noticed how on Don’t Tell the Bride most of the men pick the ball gown? It’s just because he thinks of you as his princess. BUT when he sees you walking down the aisle in your beautiful dress, he isn’t going to think “oh, it’s not a ball gown”, he’s just going to think that you are beautiful.