(Closed) To go or not to go…The Wedding Show Edition

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
Member
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

When I first read that I saw wedding shower and I was like how can she not support someone she loves. Sorry!

Personally I wouldn’t go to a wedding show prior to being engaged. You will have plenty of times and it won’t be something you have to hide.

Post # 4
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2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you go, be prepared for a lot of questions about you, your fiance, your wedding date, your venue, etc. It could be awkward.

Also, I just wouldn’t go because I hate crowds and the WIC is a scary, scary crowd. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 5
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1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

I personally would never go to a wedding show period (just not my thing). But I definitely think you should wait till you’re engaged. Engagement is such a special time in your life, and I think it’s fun to save all those wedding planning-related events until you’re really engaged. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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5885 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

How short or long will your engagment be? If you want to get married in Fall (2012), then go. But if you have  more time, then wait.

Post # 7
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451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I went with a girlfriend of mine 2 months before I was engaged (not that I had any idea I was going to be engaged… no wonder he was alright with me going!)

We both wore dummy rings as she was also a waiting gal… it felt kinda wrong at the time, and made me a little sad because I wanted the attention for real, and I felt weird to lying to people! Plus I knew my Fiance and I weren’t going to be married until 2013 anyway for reasons important to us, and people just looked at me weird (this was back on October)

I did get a lot of questions about my date, where we’re getting married, and a few even asked how he proposed.

It was a fun experience and I learned a lot about what I would want vs things I never ever needed, but it did make the waiting even harder, especially after wearing this dummy ring.

Post # 8
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2949 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@parasol:  I second this post. Don’t get me wrong, I have researched dresses, venues, etc. online (nothing wrong with getting ideas of what you might want) but I want to save going to wedding shows and such until I’m officially engaged but that’s just me. Plus we’re planning on a long engagement so I will have plenty of time.

However, if he is planning on proposing soon and you two will have a short engagement then it might be a good idea to go but it depends on your situation.

Post # 10
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1430 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

My boyfriend invited me to go with him to an upcoming wedding show, and I’m still on the fence about it. On the one hand it would be alot of fun and eye opening regarding prices and the like. On the other hand though, we’re not engaged and I don’t want it to be awkward when we’re there. It’s up to you and what you’re comfortable with.

Post # 11
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2949 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@smiles4jo:  Lol letting some of the crazy out with what the Waiting board is for Laughing

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