(Closed) Did he see you in the dress before the wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Show him or not.
    Guilty : (27 votes)
    20 %
    No way!!! : (107 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 17
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’ve been really REALLY tempted but I have held out. I really want him to be surprised… Then again, knowing guys and their memories he’ll probably totally forget what the dress looks like until the day of the wedding and be surprised anyways so I don’t think you have anything to worry about.


    Post # 18
    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have showed him a picture of me in the dress. I am like OP in that I was really excited and wanted to share it with him. Its doubtful that he’ll really remember the details of it… Whenever he comments that he likes a woman’s dress – it’s usually her body that he’s really looking at!

    Post # 19
    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I wanted it to be a surprise… but, it was killing me leading up to the wedding.  I had a pic on my camera and he almost saw it…  I had somehow convinced him I was wearing a dress with an elizabethian-type collar.  He was shocked to see me in a strapless dress (I never wear strapless).

    Post # 20
    3521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    What I wore for our actual wedding was a nice skirt and sweater, which he did not see me in before the wedding (well, okay, he did the morning of the wedding if that counts). He saw me in the reception dress the day I bought it, but I don’t think that’s a big deal, either.

    Post # 21
    37 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I told my finance that I was torn between two dresses of decidedly different styles. His response? “Show them to me, and I’ll tell you which one I like better.” So I did. It was super useful to get his feedback, because really, his opinion will be the one I care about most!

    And, let’s be honest…there’s not a chance in Hades that he’ll actually remember what the dress looks like in week, much less by the time we get married 🙂

    Post # 22
    1295 posts
    Bumble bee


    Nah, you’re not crazy. I showed FH all the dresses I was considering and he knows which one I bought. When I get it, he’ll see it. I want to share this experience with my best friend. He’ll spend the night with me before the wedding, wake up and get ready with me, drive with me there, and walk me down the aisle. The surprise will be how I look all made up in it. I don’t think we’re losing any of the experience or anything… we’re still getting married!

    Post # 23
    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Fiance saw me in the first dress I purchased because I bought it online and had no else to help me zip it up when it arrived. I eventually changed my mind and bought a different one. He’s seen a picture of the dress on the model but I think he’s already forgotten what it looks like. He probably won’t see me in this one until our wedding day, but it wouldn’t be a big deal to me if he did.

    Post # 24
    769 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    My Fiance has been hounding me to see the dress.  He says he doesn’t need to see it on me, just a picture of the dress (or on a model).  I’m torn, but I feel I’d like him to be surprised!  Plus I feel I will regret showing him if I do.  I can see both sides though!

    Post # 25
    6890 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Yes and no, he saw a picture of me in the sample dress, but then again he saw pictures of me in quite a few sample dresses.  If he really wanted to he could easily find my dress on my laptop.. LOL since I have that picture in a folder named wedding and bookmarked the link to a model in the dress

    Post # 26
    5920 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Nope.  Oddly enough, I ALMOST bought a dress and sent him pictures, and he was really disappointed that I showed him.  He really wanted it to be a surprise.

    I ended up buying a completely different dress, and he didn’t want to know anything at all about it.

    It was worth the suspense, he totally loved it, and it added more excitement to the day…not that it really needed it! But it was fun having a big reveal!

    Post # 27
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It’s funny, my Fiance atually helped me pick out my dress 🙂 He’s seen about as much as there is to see! I’m a little sad about the whole “Surprise!” factor being ruined but it’s a trade-off  

    Post # 28
    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    he doesnt want to see it, its cute! becouse he ask me not to tell him anything about it, but i wouldnt mind, becouse i will look so much diferent at wedding day with make up, accesories and everythig.

    Post # 29
    391 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Nope! FI was very adamant about not not knowing what it looks like. He doesn’t want to hear any descriptions of what it looks like, or even see what styles I like. He said he wanted to be completely surprised on our day. Even if he wasn’t anal about not knowing, I wouldn’t show him anyway.  =)

    Post # 30
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’ve shown him pictures of me in dresses I’ve tried on, but I’m going to try not to tell him anything about the dress I’m actually buying, I just want it to be a surprise.

    Post # 31
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I am a really bad secret keeper when it comes to my Fiance, especially when I’m really excited. He always gets Christmas and birthday presents about a month early because I can’t stand to keep it from him anymore. I’m not sure what I’ll end up doing, but we have discussed the idea of me showing him the dress on the hanger, but not trying it on for him. I think this a fair compromise. He won’t see what it looks like on me, but I still get to show it to him.

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