(Closed) Did you show your future-hubby your dress once you got it?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you show (or plan on showing) your future-hubby your dress before your wedding ceremony?
    Absolutely not! Only saw me once I was walking down the aisle. : (122 votes)
    48 %
    Just a picture of the dress. : (18 votes)
    7 %
    Just a picture of me in the dress. : (18 votes)
    7 %
    Just the dress but not me wearing it. : (16 votes)
    6 %
    Me wearing the dress! Why not? : (11 votes)
    4 %
    He peeked. : (3 votes)
    1 %
    He picked it out with me. : (17 votes)
    7 %
    He helped me assemble my whole wedding look! : (4 votes)
    2 %
    We did first look pictures before the ceremony. : (44 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 32
    15 posts
    • Wedding: April 2013

    This must be a US/Canadian thing of showing off your dress, or a picture of your dress, or choosing a dress together right? 38% of you – Crazy!!

    I think this is pretty unheard of in the UK? I have never heard of a single case of someone showing their dress (picture, dress alone, or trying on the dress) before the big day. I think if you did a poll for UK people, it would be 0%.

    Then again – the dress reveal thing before the ceremony is quite common in the US?

    Post # 33
    495 posts
    Helper bee

    We picked out our wedding clothes together. We will walk down the aisle together, and probably get dressed together.

    Post # 34
    28 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I was told very specifically that he does NOT want to see the dress until the wedding day. Not only that – he doesn’t want to know anything about it so I have to be cautious as to what I say!

    I think it’s very sweet – though if he hadn’t said anything he’d have seen me in it by now Smile

    Post # 35
    8439 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We picked out my dress and his tux together.  We’re best friends, so of course I would want his opinion.

    Post # 36
    304 posts
    Helper bee

    Nope the first he will see it will be at the ceremony as I walk down the aisle towards him.

    Post # 37
    3263 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I hadn’t planed on showing him until the day of, but that’s changed slightly. He won’t see it until I’m walking down the aisle. I thought about doing a first look to save time, but our photog is super quick with pictures (and gets manages to get amazing ones!) and really prefers not to do them so there’s no need. Doesn’t bother me at all!

    Post # 38
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I was planning on taking pictures once I go dress shopping, and when I get a dress or find one I want, I will show him several pictures of dresses, one of them being the one I actually bought/want. So he will see it, but not know which it is. The reason for this is I want his opinion, but I still want it to be a surprise.

    Post # 39
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have shown my Fiance a picture of every dress that I have tried on that I liked.  So, yes, he has seen me in THE dress, but he doesn’t know that it’s THE dress..

    Post # 40
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I wasn’t sure i wanted to do a first look until i saw this thread.


    This whole time i tried to figure out a way to take photos in between our ceremony and the reception, which is only one hour not to mention its in the evening at sunset.

    After reading some of the comments, and researching online a bit, i think that there are so many advantages to First Looks. I think i may have changed my mind 🙂


    p.s – Check out these pics. A private moment you two will get to experience. Beautiful!



    Post # 41
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Darling Husband is always the one I consult with regarding clothes and fashion because really, he spends more time looking at me than I do myself. So when it came to my wedding day look, it was no exception. He helped me pick out the dress (it was more him than me, actually) and everything that went along with it. I really wouldn’t have it any other way and it was no less special because the first time he really saw it ALL together (hair, makeup, jewelry, dress, shoes, etc.) was at our First Look.

    Post # 42
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My husband (and oddly enough, my dad) was adamant about not seeing it or knowing anything about it until I was walking down the aisle.  He wanted it to be a total surprise. 

    Post # 43
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I want his opinion so badly but he refuses to look at it!! He doesn’t even want to see my veil, my shoes, or any of my accessories!!

    Post # 44
    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    He’s going to David’s Bridal with me to try on dresses, though I’m not going to actually pick the dress while he is there. I’m going to order it another day. I want him to get excited about the dresses he sees me in and then surprise him with the one I actually choose. 

    Post # 45
    660 posts
    Busy bee

    Nope, but I bloody walked in to his office to ask him if he had some cash when I had my hair and makeup trial done  – WHAT AN IDIOT!

    Post # 46
    44 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @mockblock:  This made giggle! This sounds like something my fiance would do. Wink

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