(Closed) how many people saw your wedding dress before the day?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Just Mom, her best friend, and my two MOHs- I wanted to keep it a surprise.

Post # 4
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I wasn’t planning on buying my dress in front of my whole family, but I made an appointment for anyone to come to so that everyone would feel included. All other times it was just me and my mom!

Of course, I ended up finding my dress that day. So my mom, SIL, 2 cousins, aunt, and grandmother all saw my dress when I bought it. I wish less people saw it, but whatever. I am glad that they could be a part of the once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Post # 5
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

My mom, my best friend/MoH, her mom, my other bridesmaid, and then 2 other very close friends. My florist saw a photo too.

Post # 6
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

My mum and bridesmaids, the entire internet, some close friends and a few workmates who weren’t coming to the wedding saw the dress before the wedding. Darling Husband also saw it over my shoulder a couple of times.

Post # 8
37 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

My mom, Maid/Matron of Honor, and 3 other friends/co workers have actually seen the dress on me or of me in it in a picture – because I was debating between two, so needed oppinions. All the bees saw it on here because i put up a poll LOL.

In the end I will only show my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor the one that I choose (and possibly SIL who has to help me order it). 

I slightly feel that perhaps showing those 5 may have been too many, but what can you do in the excitement of it all?  And im sure no one has seen you all ‘jacked up’, so they final product will be the surprise.



Post # 9
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My mother is making my gown.  She and I are the only ones who will see it until the wedding day.  The only information I’ve given my fiance or anyone else is that it’s ivory and has sleeves.  My guest list is under 20, so I’m keeping a very tight lid on the gown.

Post # 11
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Only my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor. I also haven’t told anyone what it looks like either or shared anything here on the Bee.  I want to keep it as mysterious as possible!! LOL Wink

Post # 12
7753 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My immediate family (father, mother, sister, brother, though I doubt my brother cared) and my best friend who was my other bridesmaid. My two grandmothers came from interstate for the wedding and saw it a couple of days before the wedding. I figured anyone except my husband could see it. Besides, when female relatives are in the house and ask to see it, why not?

Post # 13
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

mom and dad, Maid/Matron of Honor, Future Sister-In-Law, Future Mother-In-Law

Post # 14
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m showing lots of people. The pic from the boutique is poorly lit and will not even compare to how I look on the actual day. I’m sure I’ll still get the wow factor. 😉

Post # 15
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have had this thought too. I just bought my dress yesterday and got SO excited and texted it to a few people. Only close friends and family though and I agree with the poster who said it will look way better the day of! Don’t stress! 🙂

Post # 16
8357 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Every female on the invite list bar 4 who lived overseas saw my dress at my kitchen tea (shower). A lot of our guest list could not make it to our Destination Wedding and they wanted to see the dress and I didn’t have a problem with anyone seeing it prior to the wedding.

Honestly I personally don’t get the wanting it to be a suprise thing because in reality most of the guest list probably don’t wonder more than in passing about a brides dress. I know I never think much about any other brides dress other than when I see it and whether it suits them or not. My cousin did the whole no one can see my dress and in the end I think guests were more critical about it because she made such a big deal about anyone even knowing what it was like.

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