Post # 1
I’ve always tried to involve Fiance in all the wedding plans but any dress I showed him online, he said was beautiful. From big ball gowns to very fitted dresses
So I took him dress shopping. It was a funny, fustrating and hilarious event. We went to about 6 bridal shops and I tried on over 25 dresses!.
All the shop ladies said they’d never had a groom in before and never a man who was so picky!
Our conversations mostly went like this –
Me: Do you like this?
Fiance: It’s too poofy…
It’s not “weddingly” – commas his and this for fitted dresses
The sleeves are too long/ short
It’s too sparkly
It’s not really sparkly
and on and on but we got there in the end!
He finally picked out six and I choose one out of it. He doesn’t know which and will find out next April!
So has anyone been dress shopping with Fiance and how did it go?
Post # 3
I spared mine from the experience. His head might have imploded =))
He’s a good sport for not only going with you, but giving you feedback you could work with!
Post # 4
I took my husband dress shopping with me when I was looking for the dress. He went to every trip with me. Since I had no one to go with, I need him to come with me so I can bounce my thoughts too. In a way I think he helped me avoid dress regrets. Every dress I tried on I like, he would encouraged for me to try on all of the dresses I had in mind before I make the decision. We found my dress on the second shopping trip but didn’t commit until I went to 5 more stores. Also, he know my style so his critiques were helpful.
Post # 5
I’m bring my FI’s sister with me. She knows his taste, so if she likes it I’m sure he will too.
Post # 6
Fiance was in a good mood and looked at a wedding magazine with me. I asked him which dresses he liked/dislike and why. One dress was a very pretty simple A-line with sweetheart neckline and rouched bodice with a bow on the waist. He said, “I really like this one but without the bow.” A few pages later was the exact dress (well almost) without the bow and he said, “I like this one, but it’s too plain. It needs something else.” I laughed and showed him both next to each other. Then he confessed that said he thought they all looked the same, but wanted to sound interested.
Post # 7
Mine asked not to see it and see it down the aisle for the first time – I’m positive it was just his way to not have to deal with it lol!
Post # 8
My Fi was eiother super picky but after the 3rd shop he said they all started looking the same:)
Post # 9
I agree. The problem is that he has now developed a taste for shopping – women style lol. I’m the first woman he’s gone dress/clothes shopping with so it was a brand new experience for him.
Post # 10
No way- he wants no parts of the drama and the nit pickiness, and I don’t want to deal with him dealing with that. He requested white- nothing “old looking” (read: dark ivories or anything antiquey). And something that looked like a recognizeable wedding dress. He knows my non-traditional streak too well. 🙂 Other than that, he stayed away from it.
Post # 11
The first time Fiance saw me dressed up was at my college graduation and he couldn’t get over it. He talked about the way I looked for months afterwards. I wanted the wedding dress to have that reaction too (I mean, c’mon a wedding dress compared to a grad dress), but he was pretty unreliable. He was silent and if I asked if he liked the dresses, he just nodded, and he took pictures of me in all of them. I think the only input he gave me was that he preferred off-white shades. I have a feeling he didn’t want to tell me what to wear so he just stayed mum.
When I decided on a dress, I loved it but I have to admit I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t get the WOW factor out of Fiance. However, in the days following, he showed pics of me in the dress to everyone and put it on facebook with lovey dovey messages and then gushed about how I looked like a princess and everyone loved the pictures. So, he must be pretty proud lol
Post # 12
I didn’t take mine with. Although, he probably would have loved it since he’s the shopper and I’m not.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
“Then he confessed that said he thought they all looked the same, but wanted to sound interested. ” ~Crabbabs:
Exactly. Most guys see a long, white dress. They don’t see ivory or diamond or off-white. They see white. They see long. They see a wedding gown.
And on the big day, regardless of what you wear, they’ll see their bride, not the dress.
Post # 14
I’m not planning to take him shopping with me, but we’ve definitely looked at pictures together. It took me a while to get through his head that I actually did want his opinions, and not just his standard “That’s not terrible” line, but when he got a clue about that, it turned out his taste is pretty much in line with mine: fairly narrow lines, probably strapless, with a bit of detail. One thing I was surprised about is that his tolerance for detail (beading, applique, bling, what have you) is apparently a good bit higher than mine, so that’s good to know.
Post # 15
I didn’t. He didn’t want to be involved in any part of it. He wanted it to be a complee surprise when he saw me. But my dad was involved every step of the way except the day we actually found “the one”. He was upset but it couldn’t be helped. He was out of state.