(Closed) Dress Shopping with the Groom

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you go dress shopping with your FI?

    Yes! His opinion is most important to me

    No way! I'm too traditional

    No, but I would show him pictures of the dress

    Other (please explain below)

  • Post # 62
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I went shopping with my groom and it was a lovely experience. We do everything together and my family live far away overseas anyway. I mean you can surprise him in other ways. Pick your Veil, accessories, make up, hair and fun undergarments without him. I had a second dress as a surprise.  

    It was so funny because he was the only guy at kleinfelds sitting in chairs with all these women! He is also filmed in the background of every shot of “its only money” – Say Yes To The Dress. We were not contestents on the show but he sticks out in background shots as this random guy hanging out in the salon waiting for me to come out! Hillarious. He did it for me and did not mind.

    We did our first look before the ceremony during pictures so things dont always have to be traditional. Depends on what you want and what is important to you.




    Post # 63
    38 posts

    I showed my SO picture of my dress but only of the top half and didn’t tell him what he was looking at!  I got his seal of approval, and he will still be surprised when he sees it!

    Post # 64
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @JazzyGemini:  i don’t want my fiance to see my dress until our wedding day…and it’s not even so much the traditional thing…

    i think part of it is i want my wedding dress to be something i completely love, and if i were to try it on in front of him and he was like “eh” i’d be really disappointed. i think a lot of that “wow” feeling men get when they get the first glance at the wedding is more about the excitement of getting married than it is about the dress. for the most part, men don’t care about dresses or clothes in general quite the way we do. i think to them – we look beautiful no matter what.

    if you ask his opinion beforehand, and he’s not crazy about it, you’ll be disappointed…if you choose a dress that he “loves” but you dont…..you’ll be disappointed.

    thats just my take though…i’m sure lots of people go with their fiance – so just do what will work best for you. my own opinion stems from the way i like to pick things out (i am so indecisive in general – so if i actually make up my mind, i dont want anyone changing it…lol, and my awareness of my fiances indifference to stuff like that…lol 

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