Post # 1
The other day me and a friend who is also getting married soon were talking about wedding dresses. She asked about the dress and i told her i think i have found the one. She asked what is it like and i showed her a photo, thinking nothing of it. When i told my mother she was like no you should not show the dress before the time. I have never heard of not showing the dress except to the groom. And of course would not show it to a lot of people. What do you guys think, is there a rule that you should not show your dress before the time to others?
Post # 3
@cadi12345: Eh, I don’t think it matters. I was too excited about my dress to not show anyone a picture, haha! Sometimes I think I should be more hush hush but people aren’t going to remember what it looks like anyway and they havent seen ME in the dress. I think you’ll be okay, maybe your mum was concerned in case your friend is sussing your dress out because she’s shopping for dresses too.
Post # 4
its your decision if you want to show firends the dress. sometimes they come dress shopping with you but your mam might be a bit worried she might copy or get something similar especially as she too is getting married soon aswell. ive picked my dress and told my friend what its like but im going down with my fsil to pick it up i want to keep a suprise on the day. but the choice is yours 🙂
Post # 5
I guess it depends on how secretive you want to be about it. There’s certainly no etiquette standard that I know of that stipulates you shouldn’t show a photo of your dress to anyone (other than your groom). And even then it seems more and more brides are including their husbands-to-be in the dress selection process.
On the other hand, if you are concerned about friends buying the same dress as you, or if you’re sensitive to feedback, then it’s probably best to keep it to yourself until the big day. Also, I would be wary of sharing pics through social media or chat apps, as there’s always the chance the receiver could show other people or even forward the picture on…
Post # 6
@cadi12345: I don’t have many friends so wouldn’t really have need to go any further than showing my mum, future Mother-In-Law, and my bridesmaids (my sisters, my fiance’s sister and my two best friends).
I don’t think it really matters, it just depends on how traditional you are.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
Meh, I showed anyone who asked, lol. Except my husband, of course.
Post # 8
The only person who saw mine was my Mum who shopped with me and my sister (BM) who was upset I hadn’t taken her shopping so I showed her a pic online. I didn’t want to hear comments from my friends and didn’t want them to know about it before SO did. They all saw it together as I walked into the church.