Did you show your FI pictures of other gowns from bridal appt??

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Sauk Valley Resort

I was looking at dresses online with him around and he REALLY loved one. I tried it on and hated it and knew alterations would be insane (chevron type beading and my chest and waist are 4 sizes apart). I showed it to him with my face cropped out of the picture to show that I DID give it a chance, but it wasn’t going to happen. I also showed him a really ridiculous one I was talked in to trying (shimmer tulle, rhinestone and beading ALL over, lace appliqués, you name it. Way over the top for me, even though my actual dress is rather blingy). He still has no clue what my dress looks like.

Post # 17
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6407 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Absolutely not. I didn’t want him having any clue about how I would look “bridal”. And by showing him dresses I didn’t choose, it would help him piece together what I did choose. I just didn’t want him having any clue about how I might look in a long white dress before the wedding. I never wear white, so just seeing me in white would have been shocking in itself. 

Post # 18
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1923 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I didn’t. He’s been curious, and half-heartedly asked. I know he wants more hints. I’ve even been so cautious as to tell him I got a bustle added, the dress hemmed, and then something else at alterations today. I didn’t tell him that they added straps, because even that seems like too much information.

I can’t wait for that initial moment when he sees me at the end of the aisle, about to walk towards him to start our lives together. I wouldn’t trade that moment for anything, and I don’t want a single hint to give him an idea!

However, it’s obvious other PPs were not as particular about whether or not their Fiance saw them, and it wokred for them. If you want to show him the dresses, then do it. If it’s important to you that he doesn’t see you looking bridal until the wedding, don’t.

Post # 19
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545 posts
Busy bee

No, that way he had no idea what to expect! He didn’t want to see either though I don’t think. He didn’t see me until I walked down the isle. 

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