(Closed) How many people will see your dress before the big day?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I only showed my mom, my Mother-In-Law, and my sister.  Since my BMs couldn’t shop with me, they didn’t see it either!

Post # 4
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009


I showed my dress to my parents a month ago. I wanted to show it only to my mom but my dad wanted to see as well. 

I showed it to Fiance this weekend and now it’s hanging open in our closet. 

No one else knows, and I figure that he hasn’t told anyone what it looks like, but it’s certainly no secret. 

I also expect to greet my guests in the gown before the wedding instead of having a big reveal. I know it’s not common, but that’s just me. 

Post # 5
1428 posts
Bumble bee

Definitely my mum & dad, and my BM’s will see it. I’d also want Future Mother-In-Law to see it (I love her & I know she’s be thrilled to get a sneak peek)…and that’s it. Everyone else will have to wait until I walk down the aisle.

Post # 6
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

mr. bee, and a friend who came to learn how to do the bustle.  i wouldn’t have minded showing my dress to more people – all my friends and family were in la though while we were getting married in ny! 

Post # 7
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My mom and sister saw it, my maid of honor and close friends have seen it from the digi cam photos i sent them from my fittings. But I think I will *try* to not show more people the dress so that there is some element of surprise.

Post # 8
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

just my mom and sister have seen my dress in person. i’ve emailed a few photos of me in it to my bridesmaids and some college friends. so i guess i’m keeping it kinda private.

Post # 9
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My mom, all of my bridesmaids, and another close friend have seen it. Oh, and my mom showed her coworkers, hah.

Post # 10
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Several people have seen my dress in ads.  My sister, parents, and future in-laws have all seen it in person.  And a few people (including the hive) have seen a photo of me in it–normally my mom showing it off to people she knows are not invited to the wedding.

I’m terrible with keeping secrets, and I’m pretty impressed that I have not once been tempted to tell my fiance about it.  I did get a little worried when I showed him one dress I saw somewhere and he announced that the buttons up the back made her "look like some kind of a harlot."  Oh well.  I <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-style: italic”>like them. 

Post # 11
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My mom, my bridesmaids, and my Future Mother-In-Law (and possibly 1 or 2 friends my Maid/Matron of Honor showed in a burst of excitement before I told her to not show anyone else =P). My mom was there with me when I tried on the dress and chose it, the others saw it at the first fitting! No one else will see it until the day of =)…I want people to be surprised when they see me at the ceremony!

Post # 12
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think everyone EXCEPT Fiance will see my dress before the wedding because I keep showing everyone pictures!

Post # 13
6010 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hmmm, I think just my mom and dad will see it before the wedding.  The real problem is trying to keep it hidden from my Fi!

Post # 14
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I haven’t been that secretive about it. My mom was there through all the shopping, and then my dad came with us to my first fitting (he was so cute about it!). And my Future Mother-In-Law is coming to the second fitting– she is really excited to get the inside scoop and see it in person.

My bridesmaids have all seen pictures, along with my two aunts, and a few family friends. Besides people like my bridesmaids, I am sure that most will have forgotten about it by the time my wedding rolls around, and they’ll be surprised in person! 

Post # 15
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My fiance helped me choose which look was best for me (after trying almost the entire bridal shop on), my mom and dad saw the sample (they handmake you a custom one) on me of what the structure will look like, so did my dad because he came to put the deposit down! That’s it. Nobody else will see it, and I’m not telling anyone what it will look like. Only the color so that they won’t clash or wear a white that’s too bright next to my dress.

I wish I could post it on here, but I’m too worried about people seeing it before the big day. I think it’s wrong!

Post # 16
142 posts
Blushing bee

My Mom, BMs, and SIL have seen it. I wanted to keep it a secret from everyone else – but my mom casually mentioned the other day that she’d shown my dad a photo from when we bought it… what!?! Sigh. Oh well, it wasn’t the real thing.

And I’ll probably show Future Sister-In-Law a photo, too, since she had offered to make some jewelry for me once I had the dress. But I really would like it to be a surprise for everyone else!! 

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