Post # 1
I know some brides take their FI with them to pick out the wedding dress, some wait until the day of the wedding and surprise him, and some may not be able to handle the excitement and let him have a peek before the wedding.
I’m getting married in a week and I’m having a hard time not showing my dress to my FI. At first he was like no it’s bad luck, but now he’s says it’s up to me. This is the issue — we are eloping and I have two options before the wedding (1. Let my the lady who is doing my hair and makeup help me in my dress at our bed and breakfast and then FI will see it because we have to drive a half hour to the beach for our ceremony or 2. our wedding officiant says she will help me in my dress, but I’ll have to change at the beach restrooms.) The 2nd doesn’t really appeal to me which is why I’m thinking it may be better to let my makeup and hair lady help me into my dress. What would you do? I’m thinking if he’s gonna see it before the ceremony anyway, why not show him a week before? Advice?
Post # 3
I need this moved to the dress forum please. =)
Post # 4
What about getting your lady doing your hair/makeup doing wedding help you into dress and get some first look pictures before you head to the beach?
Post # 5
I had thought about that as well. She could take some with my camera. We have a photographer meeting us at the beach, but it didn’t make sense to divide her time with us for first look/getting dressed pictures. I’d rather have her time during the ceremony and after.
Post # 6
my FI choose the dress with me 😀
Post # 7
I’m not superstitious, but i want the moment he sees me down the aisle to be the first time he sees the dress. My moment! He got his when he proposed!
Post # 8
DH actually freaked out when I tried to show him a picture of a dress I was considering!
Post # 9
A week before the wedding I gave in and showed it to him because I was so nervous about looking good in it and he is my best friend.
Post # 10
I showed it to him, but he doesn’t know I did. I was showing him a bunch of dresses to see what he liked and included my dress. Luckily he loves my dress!
Post # 11
I showed mine before I had sleeves added
Post # 12
my FI literally said that if he saw the dress, it would ruin everything. He’s really excited about “the moment” too!
Post # 13
We had just moved to a new city, and I didn’t know anyone, and wanted to get the opinion of someone who A) Will be honest and tell me if something didn’t look good, and B) Wasn’t going to make a commission on the sale. I went dress shopping alone, and narrowed it down to one I really loved, then had DH come in so I could try it on for him. I got a lot of funny looks in the store.
If I had had another option, someone else to go with me, I would have wanted it to be a surprise.
Post # 14
At my first wedding, my fiance went dress shopping with me. I figured he was going to spend more time looking at it than I was, so I wanted to make sure I got one he liked.
At my second wedding, my fiancee and I needed to get coordinating wedding dresses, so we picked them out together.
Post # 15
He helped me pick mine out.
Post # 16
He went to all of my dress shopping and helped me made the final decision.