(Closed) SO has offered to take me to a wedding show

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 17
2085 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Those bridal events are definitely fun and there’s a lot of cake and sampling going on.


Just make sure you’re on the same page about a time line.  There was a point when my Fiance, before we were engaged, started talkin about who we’d have in our bridal party.  I knew the discussion would lead to me having expectations that a proposal was around the corner, so I told him we couldn’t talk in detail until we were engaged.  This was during a period when we had shopped for the ring and were spending our Sunday afternoons at vineyards, scoping them out very casually.

Post # 18
5373 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would really want to go (: but then at the same time I would feel kind of weird going without a ring on my finger. I think I would feel naked without a ring with all the other brides there and vendors.

I’m sure if you go though there will be other people in your position (: and if you’re openly talking about the wedding anyways it might be a good opportunity to check out the show.

Post # 19
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would go! He wants to and they are fun! Plus it will just facilitate planning hypotheticals and if he gets that excited about things I would guess the proposal is A-right around the corner and B-potentially coming sooner if he finds something concrete he likes


Post # 20
4474 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’d go!  It’ll be fun.  Could he be curious about stuff for a wedding, too?  Most guys I know would avoid that sort of thing like the plague, so it’s nice he’s offered!

Post # 22
3683 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

DH and I went to 2 different bridal shows during the time we were engaged.  The first one was a lot of fun.  We got to try cake samples and talk with businesses that help people book honeymoons.  

The second one was a disaster.  I had pre-registered online to get a discounted admission price.  Turns out, they were supposed to sent me some vouchers to get the lower price–I never received them, and they didn’t have any sort of system in place to verify that I had already registered.  We ended up paying full price.  The place had too many vendors for the space available, and it was absolute chaos.  Poor DH was literally starting to have a panic attack, so we had to leave.  

He was a good sport about it, though.  After all the gun shows I’ve attended with him and sitting outside the video game store at midnight whenever a WoW expansion was released, I think he just wanted to do something nice for me.

Post # 23
1447 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That sounds really sweet.  A lot of guys get really afraid/nervous about anything related to weddings.

If it were me I would go, but only because I would want to hear my bf’s opinions on things.  I’d really want our wedding to really reflect on us and our relationship, and not including him in the planning/vendor snooping seems a bit unfair to the spirit of that.  It’s one thing if the guy really doesn’t want to go or be involved, but it’s totally different if he signs himself up for that!

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