(Closed) Did you let your FI help you pick your dress??

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Your dress & tradition
    I'm tradition all the way on everything! : (41 votes)
    42 %
    I let my FI give me idea's of which wedding dresses he likes. : (42 votes)
    43 %
    My FI helped me pick the dress! : (15 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wanted Fiance to come with me, but he and everybody else told me no. He’s a good shopper and I usually take him with me when I shop for regular clothes. He forces me out of my comfort zone.

    Post # 4
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    610 posts
    Busy bee

    Our whole wedding will be pretty nontraditional but he’s not going to get to see the dress until the wedding! I just think it’s one of the funner traditions to keep, personally. But I certainly don’t think anyone else has to feel the same way!

    Post # 5
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    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Other – I showed him pictures and listened to his input, but he didn’t really help me pick it.  He actually didn’t like the one I chose, but I decided I didn’t care and bought it anyway.

    We were all weird and backwards on the traditions.  I showed tons of people pictures of my dress ahead of time, but we didn’t tell anyone what his suit looked like or show anyone pictures so that became the big surprise.

    Post # 6
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    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    No way!! He has no clue what my dress looks like. He will see it when I walk down the isle. I want to see his experssion when I walk down the isle for the first time. I want him to be surprised and totally in awe. I think you kind of lose that when he already seen the dress on you, prior to the wedding. On another note, we are anything but tradional but we are trying to be lol

    Post # 7
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    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I didn’t bring Fiance with me because he really wants it to be a surprise. I haven’t told him anything about it! But I don’t believe in the superstition–if both of people want to shop together, go for it! My parents went together to get my mom’s wedding dress and had a great time. My dad actually ended up helping another bride pick out her dress, too. Apparently that bride’s dad said to his daughter, “I wish you were marrying him!” haha

    Post # 8
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    584 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    he is showing me ideas of dresses he likes, but he won’t know anything about the dress till I walk down the isle

    Post # 9
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    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    My Fiance begged me to take him shopping, not the shopping trip, but to let me see some dresses on me, so that he could have some input. So we went to 2 stores, maybe tried on 8 dresses between the 2. I actually really enjoyed his feedback. And this was the first time I had gone shopping, even before my mom and I went! He doesnt know, but he has seen me in the dress that I bought!! He actually picked it, and it was his favourite. It grew on me, and I could not stop thinking about it through all of the dresses my mom and I tried on! I can not wait to see his reaction when he sees me in the dress!

    Post # 10
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    132 posts
    Blushing bee

    I can’t choose any of the poll options because none of them apply to me.  I did not let me fiance help pick my dress, but it has nothing to do with tradition.  I picked what I wanted to pick because I’m going to be the one wearing it.  I did show my fiance a picture of what I wanted – well a picture of something close and a sketch since the exact dress I’m getting doesn’t have any pictures of it.  I did not ask nor did he offer any input.  I suppose if he’d really hated what I picked, I might have taken that into consideration – even then, I think I probably know what will look good on me and it’s hard to tell from a picture anyway how it will look on. 

    Post # 11
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    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    i went shopping with my Fiance and i am so glad i did. He really helped calm some of my nerves about shopping as a plus sized bride.

    Post # 12
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    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    My Fiance helped – but he can’t remember what it looks like, and I won’t show it to him again!!! 🙂

    Post # 13
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    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World

    Mr E is the one who suggested we go dress shopping in the first place. Im a very indecisive person, but when I saw the look on his face when I tried on “the one” then I knew it was right. It was very special to have that moment together, and I dont think it took anything away from the first look on our wedding day. And, after we got the dress, we found out that my father had helped my mother pick out her wedding dress too! So it is kind of a family tradition, after all 😛

    Post # 14
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    For me, it wasn’t only tradition. Darling Husband and fashion don’t really mix…lol. It was something Mom and I wanted to do together.

    Post # 15
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    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think one of the reasons that I tried on so many dresses was because I didn’t take Fiance, whose opinion I value over anyone’s, shopping with me.  The most important piece of clothing I’m ever going to wear, and I couldn’t ask him for his opinion!  Still, I’m such a stickler for tradition, I don’t want him seeing me in it until I walk down the aisle. 

    Post # 16
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    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    My Fiance won’t give me any hints at what he likes. I wish he would!

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