showing wedding dress before the time

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@cadi12345:  Eh, I don’t think it matters. I was too excited about my dress to not show anyone a picture, haha! Sometimes I think I should be more hush hush but people aren’t going to remember what it looks like anyway and they havent seen ME in the dress. I think you’ll be okay, maybe your mum was concerned in case your friend is sussing your dress out because she’s shopping for dresses too.

Post # 4
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

its your decision if you want to show firends the dress. sometimes they come dress shopping with you but your mam might be a bit worried she might copy or get something similar especially as she too is getting married soon aswell. ive picked my dress and told my friend what its like but im going down with my fsil to pick it up i want to keep a suprise on the day. but the choice is yours 🙂 

Post # 5
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I guess it depends on how secretive you want to be about it. There’s certainly no etiquette standard that I know of that stipulates you shouldn’t show a photo of your dress to anyone (other than your groom). And even then it seems more and more brides are including their husbands-to-be in the dress selection process.

On the other hand, if you are concerned about friends buying the same dress as you, or if you’re sensitive to feedback, then it’s probably best to keep it to yourself until the big day. Also, I would be wary of sharing pics through social media or chat apps, as there’s always the chance the receiver could show other people or even forward the picture on…

Post # 6
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@cadi12345:  I don’t have many friends so wouldn’t really have need to go any further than showing my mum, future MIL, and my bridesmaids (my sisters, my fiance’s sister and my two best friends).

I don’t think it really matters, it just depends on how traditional you are.

Post # 7
1640 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

Meh, I showed anyone who asked, lol.    Except my husband, of course.


Post # 8
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The only person who saw mine was my Mum who shopped with me and my sister (BM) who was upset I hadn’t taken her shopping so I showed her a pic online. I didn’t want to hear comments from my friends and didn’t want them to know about it before SO did. They all saw it together as I walked into the church.

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