Post # 31
Elle_bee: im bad at keeping surprises too bc i just get so excited lol but ultimately i kept it in bc i got more excited about seeing his reaction.
So why dont you go try on some dresses and pick out your top 3 contenders and ask him to label them from favorite to least favorite?
Post # 32
No. It never once occurred to me that I should know what his preferences were. It’s MY dress! I did not interfere with what he chose to wear, and he had no say in what I chose to wear. The idea that a man would have a strong preference about wedding dresses just strikes me as really controlling. He loves me; presumably he will think I look stunning in whatever I choose. Darling Husband never once saw my dress (or really any wedding dresses, as I didn’t look at them while he was around) before the ceremony, and he most certainly was not there when I was dress-shopping or having alterations done. As for which styles he thinks he would like, those dresses might look entirely different ON me, so what he thinks he would like might look terrible on my body type. I got to choose how I wanted to present myself, what looked the most flattering on me, etc. That wasn’t his call to make.
Post # 33
Nope and when i tried to show him he did not want to see it. lol
Post # 34
Elle_bee: I’m not huge on superstitions or anything but I REALLY wanted that jaw dropping reaction when I walked down the aisle so he didn’t see my dress or me until I walked down the aisle.
Post # 35
I wore a red satin cocktail dress from the 1960s that I’d had for several years (but never worn). He saw it multiple times beforehand – we’re not into tradition, ha.
Post # 36
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
He saw it months before the wedding because I was excited & wanted his opinion, but come the day of, he was still speechless & beaming from ear to ear!
I also highly doubt that he really remembered what it looked like, other than itit being long & some hue of white haha. Plus, if we’re going to get divorced or receive some kind of bad luck, it won’t be because he saw dress beforehand 😉
Post # 37
I showed Darling Husband a picture of me in my dress after I bought it. We’re not big on tradition or superstition, so it was fine. And I’m positive he forgot what it looked like until the wedding day came around.
Post # 38
I would show it to him, but I don’t think he cares if he see it. I will bring it home soon so it will be in our house if he wanted to look, but I am sure the thought of looking at it won’t cross his mind
Post # 39
My Fiance and I moved to the Midwest (we are both from Washington) and I have absolutely zero family or friends even close so he went shopping with me! He also has attended my fittings (to the shock or the ladies at the bridal salon!). As he put it so gracefully “she needs me to help her get into her spandex.” Lol!
Post # 40
My Fiance saw my dress in pictures (on a model) and on tv before I even bought it but he doesn’t know that’s the one I chose. I’m glad he saw it because then I got to hear his opinion on it beforehand. We both like ballgowns but he can be picky on some details and so can I. So this way I got to get an idea of what he liked and what he didn’t like before I actually bought the dress. We have very similar tastes though, so it made it very easy which I was grateful for! I’ve kind of described my dress to him a bit but I didn’t want to tell him too much. We both want it to be a surprise until our actual wedding day 🙂
Post # 41
Glorificous: are you a 6/6/15 bride?
Post # 42
smg5281: I prefer shopping with my Fiance more than anyone else too. He has great taste and loves to shop, where I don’t. I just want to give him a surprise on our wedding day.
Post # 43
- Wedding: June 2015 - Malibou Lake Mountain Club
MissTNBookworm: hello!!! Im a 6/19/15 bride 🙂
Post # 44
I’m sewing my own dress. I just finished my first muslin (plain cotton, not like the satin and sheer lace it will end up being), and I needed his help smoothing out the train and taking pictures of it! I really needed the pictures to see if I needed to make any changes. He’s also seen the drawing of the finished dress on the pattern.
I also secretly wanted his opinion, so it was a good opportunity. He was really against me making my own dress, but he hasn’t brought that up since he’s seen it. I think this has eased his concerns a bit!
It’s going to look pretty different once I’m using the actual fabrics, and have my foundation piece finished. I’ll be a lot more careful once I get into those stages. Realistically, I’m probably not going to be able to do all the sewing when he’s not home, and I don’t have a dedicated sewing room, so I’m just going to have to try my best to hide it.
Post # 45
Yes, he saw the picture before I decided to buy the Chinese knock off and after it arrived he asked to see it so I let him. I saw no reason to keep it secret. But then he also helped me dress the day of the wedding and we took all our pics before the ceremony