Did you show many people your dress before the wedding?

posted 7 months ago in Dress
  • poll:
    Go ahead! Show everyone! : (21 votes)
    32 %
    Only show your nearest and dearest : (35 votes)
    54 %
    Keep it a secret! : (9 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I’ve shown a few friends and coworkers but that’s all.

    Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    kjh22 :  I’ve shown a fair few people pictures of me in it (no makeup or anything) and a couple of peoople in real life including showing the pattern of the lace to Fiance (I’d love to show him the whole thing but he won’t let me)

    I wouldn’t be offended though if I asked a friend to see it and they said they were keeping it a secret – I understand the appeal.

    I think you just do what you feel 🙂 

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

    I’ve shown quite a lot of people the photos from when I bought it – I’m too excited not to! I’ve lost weight since though and didn’t have hair/makeup etc done so on the day it’ll look very different.

    Post # 19
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    Worker bee

    I went with my mum and dad and we forgot to take pictures so to date no one else has seen it whether they wanted to or not!

    Post # 20
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I only showed it to my Fiance.

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Mom, Future Mother-In-Law, and Bridesmaids saw me in it. Fiance has seen my dress but not me in it.

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My mum came with me to try on dresses, so she knew which I’d picked. Then my husband’s parents were at our house to meet my parents the day we went to collect my dress, so Mother-In-Law and DH’s aunt saw it when I tried it on at home. I showed a picture to my bridesmaids and a couple of close friends, and that’s it. Mum didn’t want me to show anyone!

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    My mom is the only one who has seen it. I plan on keeping it that way.

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I showed my mom, mother in law, Maid/Matron of Honor and bridesmaid, and a few others.

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    When people asked I didn’t hide it. Except a few people. If I know the person likes to gossip I try to keep my life to myself and try not to share much with them. All of us have that person in our life 🙂 So they didn’t see the dress. My SIL was with when I bought the dress. I send the pics to my girlfriend so they could put their input on styling. My fiance didn’t see it. I would have shown him but he wanted to wait. 

    Post # 26
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    my mom came dress shopping with me. and my moh came to final fitting to learn how to bustle. everyone else, wedding day.

    Post # 27
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    This is super common. I saw all of my friends’ dresses before they got married. I decided even before I got engaged that I wasn’t going to show anyone. I just think it will be fun to have to be a surprise for everyone the day of the wedding! My mom and older sister went shopping with me so they have seen it in person. I showed a picture to my other sister and my Future Mother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law, but that is the only time they’ve ever seen it. It’s a secret to everyone else! I’m planning on doing a first look with the bridesmaids and am really excited about it!

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Prior to the wedding The only people who had seen my dress were my Bridal Party, 1 aunt, and my 2 best friends. It made it much more of a surprise the day of! 

    Darling Husband was a sport! He left the room when anyone brought it up. He wanted the surprise as much as I did. 

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I showed my bridesmaids, my mom, and then 3 or 4 other friends (I said I wasn’t gonna show any friends but I got tipsy at a bar with some girlfriends and ended up showing them lol). It was nice having it as a surprise!

    Post # 30
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    Honey bee

    I had a pretty non-traditional wedding but I was pretty secretive about my dress lol. IDK why though. I only showed like 2-3 friends it, and my mom came to my final fitting with me so she saw it. I wouldn’t even let her take pictures of it to show to her husband/work people.

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