(Closed) What do you think of the groom seeing the bride in the dress before the wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think of the groom seeing the bride in the dress before the wedding?
    Completely fine for him to see it! : (89 votes)
    50 %
    No way! : (89 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Fiance doesn’t get to see the dress till we do our “First Look”, not so much for bad luck or anything, I just like surprises.

    Post # 4
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    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Does your fiance really want to see it or does he want a surprise at all? You could always try on dresses with him as a preliminary and not let him know which one you picked (kind of the way some couples go about E rings) or you could just look through bridal magazines and discuss what you each like. 

    I am not superstitious about it. My fiance is the one who really wanted to see me for the first time at the ceremony and not before. I would have been ok doing pics before hand if he would have wanted to. 

    I do think there is a bit of magic in the first time a groom see his bride and it is special regardless if it’s before or at the ceremony. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We decided to do the other way and make a surprise for our parents and all the guests. Me and my Fiance are the only ones who saw the dress

    Post # 6
    Member
    658 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Fi actually picked my dress. He had a dream about a month ago and told me about it the next morning. He drempt about our ceremony. He told me what I was wearing in the dream. I pulled up the pic if the first dress I fell in love with, and it was the exact dress he saw in the dream. That’s when I decided to order the dress! The pic is in another color, but I wanted white. He saw me in white in the dream. That’s how I know it’s the perfect dress.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2450 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    my Fiance came shopping with me and he is the one that told me to try on the dress that i ultimately ended up buying. we are also doing first look pictures before the wedding.

    Post # 8
    Member
    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I don’t really believe in bad luck, but there is no way I would do anything to ruin that moment where he’ll see me for the first time all done up at the church! I can’t wait to see his face. 🙂

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t really see anything wrong with it, but my Fiance refuses to see me in the dress.  He goes nuts everytime I almost break down to show him photos of even the dresses i didn’t choose! 🙂  It’s actually kind of cute.

    Post # 10
    Member
    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Fegele: We are doing the same thing.  The only one who knows is me and Fiance.  Besides, he doesn’t see the whole package – just the dress.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1941 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @-female-: so I voted before I read :/ While I LOVE the idea of doing a first look, Fiance isn’t as keen on it. (But I have almost a year to convince him still, LOL!) so I voted yes.

    But I think I meant no: I don’t think that I would have went dress shopping with him, though. We’re both pretty opinionated sometimes, and those opinions aren’t always the same, which I love, b/c we can talk and debate, etc. However, I know he’s gonna cry like a baby when he sees me for the first time on our wedding day no matter what I’m in. (unless it’s like a paper sack or something!)

    @pengoala: that’s completely adorable!!!

    Post # 12
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    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I voted No for shopping w/ the Fiance.  I’m for the 1st look on the day of the wedding though .  My Fiance and I will being taking “First Look” photos.  I think it will ease both of our jitters so I won’t trip down the aisle or he passes out @ the alter. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    361 posts
    Helper bee

    He’s seen most of the dresses I’ve looked at online, just like I’ve seen all the rings he’s looked at online. I don’t know the final ring, he won’t know the final dress. But I wouldn’t really freak out about it if he did see me in it beforehand. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with bringing your fiance along. I actually wanted him to come but he wasn’t feeling it (said he’d be “bored”). After I decided on the dress I showed him some pictures of me in it just to make sure he liked it (and he did!).

    Lets be honest, these are men we’re talking about and 8/10 of them aren’t going to remember a damn thing about that dress if they see it before the wedding. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    11391 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    You could go shopping with him and try on a bunch and hear his thoughts on them. Pick one but don’t let him know which. I saw this on maybe say yes to the dress? Or some other dress show! 🙂

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @chasesgirl:Same here, we are doing first look but nothing sooner. I am dying for him to see the dress but I really want it to be a surprise.

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