Post # 1
I am not sure what to do. I really want the dress to be a surprise to everybody other then my mom and m-i-l to be but I’m so excited and want to show a few more people. What is everybody’s take on showing the wedding dress before the wedding. Who do you take with you dress shopping?
Post # 3
I went shopping with my Mom, SIL/MOH, and GMom. I also have since showed the dress to BFF/MOH and her mom as her mom is altering it. A few other close friends have seen a photo from the store when I went dress shopping, but its not like I had any of the proper accessories or anything like that. I figure it will look totally different the day of with hair, makeup, etc.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@Sparklybee: I took shopping: my mom, FMIL, MOH, Brides Man (haha! Don’t hate me…) and my clingy aunt who mostly just annoyed me….
I brought my MOH because I value her opinion if I needed an ally against mom and FMIL in the dress preference area, plus after shopping for me we picked out her dress.
Since the appointment my mom showed my dad pics she took at the appointment which upset me. I think she may have also showed my brother, ALSO UPSET! My bridesman took a pic and showed my good friend who’s not in the wedding which upset me …
so my suggestion would be if pictures are allowed to be taken take them with YOUR phone or camera so you’re the only one in control of them.
I have showed bees, my co-worker and a few facebook friends who recently got engaged and we shared, but I shared it via a facebook message so I hope they would keep it private as I did with theirs.
Post # 5
Only my mom and sister saw it on me. My dad, FI’s mom, sister and dad saw a picture of it on me. Everyone else I wanted to be surprised on the wedding day!
Post # 6
My sister is the only one who has seen it on me. My best friend has seen it in the bag. I’m thinking about showing my other close girlfriends but debating whether or not to surprise them. I’m so in love with my dress that it’s hard to keep it a secret! Sometimes I show random people (my photographer, my nail tech, my hairdresser) just because I can’t keep it to myself!
Post # 7
Only my mom has seen it on me. I did show my bridesmaids and FMIL a photo of the dress. No one else will see it until my wedding day.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I have shown it to everyone….
Post # 9
I’m wearing my mom’s dress, but it needs some hefty alterations. It currently has 3/4 sleeves (which I may keep) and a huge poofy skirt (like waaaay more than A-line). I’m planning on showing it to my FI (who likes giving input) before alterations so that I can get his ideas for how he’d like it in general. My dad has also seen it on me, pre-alterations.
I was planning on taking my mom and my grandmother to the first round of alterations. My future MIL said she always wished she had a daughter so she could do the bridal stuff, so I’ll definitely ask if she wants to come to a fitting further down the line. My friends aren’t really in town, so I’m not hiding it from them, but there’s not really anytime they’d see it.
I’m not super worried about keeping it a secret. I’m not the sort who gets fancied up frequently, so I assume most people will just be surprised to see me wearing mascara, nevermind a giant white dress.
Post # 10
My mom, stepmom, sister, and two best friends (and BMs) have seen it on me. I also showed pictures to my FMIL, FSIL and FI’s grandma on the weekend (grandma’s health is really failing so FI suggested I show her a picture of the dress as she probably won’t be with us next year for the wedding).
FH’s cousin also asked if she could see a picture of the dress so I’ll probably send one to her this week. But I don’t really want to show anyone else.
Post # 11
I show it to anyone who asks. Some of my friends have asked to see it several times because all they can remember is that it’s sparkly haha.
Post # 12
Besides my grandma and mom (who were with me when I chose it) I showed the gown to my grandpa, my mother’s husband, my aunt, my sisters, and one of my mom’s friends who I have known since I was a kid.