(Closed) Describing your dress to future wedding guests

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Lol…”it’s awesome and it’s white!” is usually enough =]. Mine was simple enough “ooo it’s strapless with a fit and flair skirt with some sparkles”….it’s vague but still, it DOES describe it. But i didn’t mind telling friends and family about it.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I just say “It’s a surprise!”

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, I think it’s perfectly acceptable to say something along the lines of, “I don’t want to ruin the surprise!” Especially if, like most, your SO doesn’t even know 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I feel the same way that you do.  I was really annoyed when I found out that my Future Mother-In-Law was sending pictures of me in my wedding gown to everyone …  We are having a smaller wedding, too, so I guess most people who are invited to the wedding already know what my dress will look like, on me.  GRRRR    She makes me MAD.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I tell people it’s bright pink with a 20 foot long train and big poofy sleeves. Wink

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I actually show pictures (on my iphone) to anyone who asks!  I feel like it’s still going to be different when they see it on me with my hair/ makeup done, veil etc., so why not?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, I don’t really have a problem showing/telling people either (aside from Fiance of course!)  My mom gets furious every time I do it in front of her though ;o)  She’s big on surprises and didn’t even want to look at our wedding rings when we bought them!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I don’t really mind, it comes with the territory of “when/where/what are your colors/where’s your honeymoon” type of thing. They’ll probably forget by the wedding rolls around. I don’t want my fiance to see it till it’s time, and I don’t want ALL the guests to see bridals before hand tho. I never even thought about keeping it a surprise, till I asked a friend who designed her dress– not even what it looked like– and she wouldn’t tell me.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I usually say I’ll show them online sometime…. and then never do

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I showed pics taken in the store to fiancee’s family at thanksgiving and totally regret it. I got comments like “oh, that’s really…different. Looks like a…tulip? (I have a fit-and-flare)” and “this was how much? So-and-so’s daughter paid a quarter of that at David’s Bridal”. I wasn’t feeling 100% confident about the dress anyway since I originally wanted a ballgown and now I feel like crap.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I don’t see what the huge deal is actually unless they’re asking for photos or something. I wouldn’t describe it in front of Fiance, but if someone asked, I would just provide a general description of the style. I don’t think that would give it away at all.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just say it looks like a wedding dress and I love it.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I emailed the photo from the website to Future Mother-In-Law and a few friends but that was it.  After that I started saying “oh you know, strapless, white, typical wedding dress… you’ll see!” for the same reason of not wanting to ruin the surprise.

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