(Closed) Anybody Else Bring FI to Dress Shop?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My husband went with me.  I see nothing wrong with it. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If it’s not important to you to keep the decision a secret, bring him! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

If you have no problem with it, go for it.  My Fiance was deployed so I went with my mother and niece since they were visiting me.  If he had been home, I wouldn’t let him come…just because I have always wanted him to see the dress for the first time at the wedding.  Everyone has their preferences, just have fun with it!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Bring him along! Just make sure you take his advice with a grain of salt. I showed Fiance some photos of me in dresses and he just liked the tight/clevage showing ones! Hehe!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ll be bringing mine along.  The most important piece of advice I’ve learned from asking a similar question here is that you should call the boutique and make sure they will accomodate guys.  Some of the boutiques won’t let men into the dressing area, and I’d hate to drag my Fiance along only to make him stand outside the shop the whole time.  

I like having him involved since it’s our wedding, and he’s been an incredible support system so far.  We have a very similar idea of what we want for a dress, and he doesn’t have my mother’s extravagant taste.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m a firm believer of it’s up to the couple. My Fiance didn’t want to see me in ANY dress, never mind the one I picked, and I don’t want him to see the dress (or belt) I went with. It’s just how we’re going about this, but to each their own. I see no issue with him going. 

Though it is tradition, the reasoning behind said tradition is rather non-romantic. Besides, traditions were meant to be broken!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I did and dont really regret it. I bought the first dress that we (him, my mother and I) liked (and yes, liked. not loved.) I soon got dress regret and kept showing him the pictures of me in it asking if I looked good in it. I think the fact that I was insecure with my dress and that I showed him the pictures 10000 times, it lost its specialness. I returned it for another dress that made me feel like a bride. Had I loved the first dress to begin with, I would have been fine with him seeing it since he would have forgotten what it looked like before the wedding. It was good to have him there, especially the first time, telling me what he liked and didnt like. He was also very comforting. (Btw, I think he may have seen a picture of me in my new dress since I left iPhoto open. I will look so different on the wedding day that it doesnt bother me. And he will still forget what that picture he saw looked like so no big deal here.) Just dont let him see you in the dress every day and you will be fine!

Post # 10
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Busy bee

@Jilliebean1:  I had the urge to because he’s my best friend- but then i didn’t. i do want the dress to be a surprise on the big day!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My Fiance went with me and helped me choose what dress to buy. It was important to me that he like the dress I choose. We are California and all our friends and family are in Ohio and my closest Bridesmaid or Best Man is over 5 hours away. He was honest with me if something didnt fit right or made me look like a blimp and I love him for that.

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