Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2014 - White Point Garden, Charleston, SC
Even though dress shopping is far off for me (Sept. 2014 bride) I’m already thinking about it. My question is: Did anyone take a guy? As much as I know what I like, I want Fiance to think I’m sexy and beautiful in my dress. I was thinking of maybe taking a man to give feedback. Bad idea?
Edited to add: Although Fiance can see my point, he said he kind of wants to be the first guy to see me in my dress.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I wouldn’t take a guy into a dress shop unless I could be guaranteed to be the only customer in there. Many times the dresses don’t close in the back, chests spill out over the top, etc. and I think it’s inconsiderate to make another bride or bridesmaid come out of the dressing room to show the dress to her entourage while partially clothed with a male in the shop.
Post # 4
If one of my bridesmaids wouldn’t have come with me the first time I went, I would have totally taken my bridesman, and both he and Fiance were cool with that.
Perhaps you could take a guy and a girl so that you get both opinions (unless you were planning on this anyway). I see your FI’s point, but your dress will mean the absolute most to him, and not some other guy, so it would be special no matter who sees it before (plus you don’t have to decide on the dress while the guy is there, just get his opinions and go back another time with some ladies to buy it).
Post # 5
When I go dress shopping, I’m still debating if I want to keep it small -just me, my mom, and my aunt. Or if I want to include opinions from bridesmaids and friends. I see how that can complicate things when watching SYTTD. If I take a bigger group, one of my good friends, who happens to be a guy, and gay, will be joining.
Post # 6
I took my brother – not because he’s gay and knows so much about bridal fashion but for his blunt honesty (and photo taking). I would’ve taken my sister if I had one.
Post # 7
I did! he’s not gay but he is my best friend. He is the one who was the peace maker between everyone and made sure everyone knew which one I loved. Him and his Fiance are two of my closest friends. Wouldn’t have it any other way(:
Post # 8
My dad came once. Obviously I wasn’t asking him if he thought I was sexy though haha. From what I’ve seen on TV, brothers often come as well. I don’t consider it weird at all, if you have a guy friend who would be willing go ahead and bring him.
Post # 9
I have a friend who took her best guy friend because her girlfriends were not available. Then the guy friend professed his love for her because he couldn’t contain his emotions anymore after seeing her in a wedding dress. “You should be marrying me!” So…lesson is that you should make sure there’s no secret feelings involved or that the guy friend is attached to someone else.