(Closed) Does your FH know what your dress looks like?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 47
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I took my FH dress shopping with me! I tried taking my Maid/Matron of Honor and a friend but I just couldn’t get into the mood to dress shop with out my “shopping buddy”! We looked at about a million dressess online and in magizines together before going to the dress shop so we had some idea of what we both though looked good. He was a HUGE help and is still very involved with everything to do with the wedding!( I think he enjoys it more than me!!)  I always knew I would forgo the superstition of him not seeing the dress. However, he has only seen the dress on the hanger and not actually ON me….sooo Im still debating if I’ll let  him see me in it or not before the wedding. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 48
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I showed him pictures of the dress online I ended up buying, way before I thought I would even buy it. I thought I was going to get something locally, but it was cheaper to buy something used online.

He did make comments about what he liked and didn’t like about dresses online. He was always leaning towards something simple… like a lot of those free flowing empire waist gowns, which quite frankly just make me look pregnant like I’m hiding a baby under there! I wanted a big ball gown, and when he saw pictures of the dress on other women online he said it was ok… but I’m sure he has no memory of it because I showed him a million pictures and was always looking at dresses online at the time. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, it’s probably bigger and complicated than something he would pick up, but that’s why it’s my dress. And he gets to pick  out whatever he wants for his suit… and I’m sure I’ll be happy with that too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would love to show my dress to FI; I want to make sure he likes it, but he doesn’t even want to see a pic of it before the wedding. =(  I have described it to him, but it’s not the same.  I’ve shown him accessories though; he likes my shoes. =)

Post # 50
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

He looked at a few online with me while I was looking before I went dress shopping. I never showed him my top choices, and we longer discussed it after I made my purchase. He doesn’t want to see the dress, he wants to be surprised.

Post # 51
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

complete secret. lol. He won’t see it until I walk down the asile!

Post # 52
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

He doesn’t want to know anything!! and to be honest, i really don’t want him to either.  I did, however, want to do a first look, and have that special moment of “wow” be just between the two of us, but he refuses.. he wants the tradition of seeing his bride for the first time at the end of the aisle…

Post # 53
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ll just put it this way: I dont think they understand.  I cant talk to mine about the inner workings of my mind.  Rouching, no rouching, ivory, white, ballroom, empire, sweetheart, a-line…etc etc.  All he asks whenever I talk about how I am trying to decide is:  “Is it really that difficult to make a choice?”.

I definately will run my thoughts and ideas by my girlfriends instead.

So, no, he doesnot know what it looks like nor has he seen me in it. Its not because of superstition, I just want to capture as much of a WOW FACTOR as best possible.

Post # 54
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

No, but he knows it has a princessy vibe…and I accidentally let him know it was sparkly:(….

but it’s going to be a total surprise….I knew I wanted a princessy, A-line type of dress……funny thing is, fiance and I were on same page…he actually wanted a princessy type of dress with a ball gown….and he personally requested a train.

Post # 55
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@starry: haha. I think my Fiance gets a little nervous when I call my dress a poofy princess gown. It’s really elegant, but he’s scared it will be something like what Barbie wears. That’s great your Fiance actually requested it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 56
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Of course he has! How else could i try it on ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Nope, he hasn’t seen it, and I’m even a bit concerned about practising our first dance wearing the hooped petticoat, incase it gives too much away! 

He knows a couple of things, like that it’s big enough to require a proper bridal car, and that I’m having a pretty big veil, since he drove with me to pick it up, and it came in a suit bag! (It’s over 3 yards long!), but nothing else.

He’s also super reluctant to comment on any wedding dresses (even when I try and make him – like showing him magazine pages and saying “What do you think of these”) in case he accidentally says he doesn’t like mine.

One of his friends was quite picky about type of dress that his Fiance wore, and my Fiance just didn’t get it – he’s not the kind of guy to have those kind of opinions! About the strongest opinion he’s expressed is that he doesn’t like the satin slip style dresses, because they look like evening gowns. However, if that had been my dream dress, I would have got it, regardless.

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

he’s seen it. its hanging at his parents house, where his 2 brothers still live and if he wanted to see it he could. hes not one for secrets so i just let him peak. i dont think its bad because he wont see me IN it until i’m coming down the aisle!

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