Post # 1
ok prepare yourself. this might sound silly.
as soon as i tell someone i finally bought a dress, their immediate reaction is that they want to see pictures. and i’m hesitating to show everyone pictures of me in my dress, because then won’t they not be surprised or anything when the actual wedding happens?? do i just show everyone who wants to see em? i’m confusing myself.
they’ll probably forget what it looks like 2 minutes after the see the pics anyway…?
told you that was silly!
Post # 3
I’m very selective who I show pics of me in the dress…cuz I don’t want EVERYONE to know. For most people I just show them the model pic.
Post # 4
i dont think its silly at all. and i think you can just tell them that you want everyone to see it for the first time on your wedding day. if my friend told me that, because i would surely ask to see it, i would respect it and not think she is crazy.
Post # 5
Not silly. I am very much electing NOT to share photos of my dress because I want it to remain a surprise for my wedding day. I’ll share them with my bridesmaids, but that’s all.
Post # 6
I’ve been struggling with this as well. My bridesmaids and mom are the only ones who have seen me in the dress. Future Mother-In-Law and FI’s aunt asked to see pics and I just sent them the link to the model picture without telling them I even had a pic of me in it. I’d just rather keep it to myself and only show the pic of me to select people.
Post # 7
unfortunately i don’t have that option of showing a picture of the model, because the dress was from a preview of the 2011 demetrios line, which isn’t even on the website yet. people will just have to wait, i guess!
Post # 8
The only people who have seen pictures of my dress are my mother, my Maid/Matron of Honor and our officiant’s fiance.
Everyone wants to see, but I don’t plan on showing people.
Post # 9
I think people are just trying to be interested and not trying to be nosy. Feel free to say you don’t have any pictures to hand or that the dress hasn’t been fitted yet and then just describe it loosely, say something like it’s a ballgown from Maggie Sottero. No one needs more detail than that!
Post # 10
I am not showing anyone pictures of my dress. The only person who has seen me in the dress is my mom who came dress shopping with me. My BMs havent even seen my dress yet and I told them I want it to be suprise.
I especially refuse to email it because then people can jus fwd it to around. There was a bee on here not long ago who sent her friend a pic of her in her wedding dress and the friend posted in on facebook!! eek!
Post # 11
I have a cell phone pic of my dress that I’ve shown to most people who’ve asked. It’s really small and fuzzy, and it was the sample dress I originally tried on so it’s way too long. It gives them the idea and I can gush about it, but I don’t think it’ll lessen the surprise. (Or at least, not any more than a picture of the model would.) And since the model is so much skinnier than I am, I wouldn’t want them to be thinking about that!
Post # 12
I am only going to show my sisters and mom.
Post # 13
I had a cell phone pic too of me in my dress. But that is the same pic that made me hate the dress when in reality I really love it…not a very good picture. So I deleted it. Also I had shown my sis a picture before I deleted it and she said, did you buy it? So I said no (I had but wanted her real opinion). So since she didn’t know that I really had bought it she told me the truth…she told me she didn’t like it at all!!!!!! ahhhhh. But I think she will like it on me because i didn’t like the picture either, so now I am opting to not show anyone and not even look at it myself. Oh and one more thing I left out somehow, I also had shown my fiance….GASP! I never would have ever done this but he heard me freaking out about how much I didn’t like it that he wanted to see it so this is what my tricky mind ended up doing….I showed him pics of me in other dresses and said this is the one. (it wasn’t) He said honestly I don’t really love it but you still look beautiful. Then i showed him the real one and he said, this one is gorgeous on you. Could you still get that one? Well that was actually the one that I bought. Anyway sorry I made this sooo long. I don’t think it is rude to say, sorry I don’t have any pictures. It will have to be a surprise!!!
Post # 14
@rosewater7: Not silly at all. I haven’t emailed pics to my BMs yet as I want to see their faces when they see me in it.
Post # 15
NOT silly. I showed the dress to my cousin and she showed it to my entire family, despite the fact that I asked her not to. I would have loved mine to have been a surprise, so keep yours under wraps.
Post # 16
We showed pictures only to those who weren’t going to be able to make it to the wedding.