(Closed) Who did you show your wedding dress to before your wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2543 posts
Sugar bee

My mom, my MOH, and my bridesmaids!

Post # 4
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Roommate, bridesmaids, FMIL, some curious girlfriends 🙂 Hell I’ve shown it to roommate’s friends who wanted to see it too, lol.

Post # 5
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I personally showed pictures to my mom, my FMIL, FI’s aunt, my sister and a couple of girls from work.

My mother showed pictures to my grandmother, my aunts and a couple of my cousins.

Post # 6
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Gables at Chadds Ford

Almost everyone except my dad and fiancé!  I was so excited, but I was originally was torn between two dresses so I wanted opinions.  I show all my patients at work (I’m a dental hygienist) if they ask what my dress looks like 😛

Post # 7
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@PatientBride:  My mom was there when it was bought, but as far as family, I showed it to my dad, my step-mom, my fiance’s mom, and my fiance’s aunts. I’ve been trying to reduce the number of family that have seen it that will be attending the wedding. I want them to be surprised.

As far as friends go that’s a whole other situation. A lot of people that I work with have seen it since I wasn’t sure who I would be able to invite to the wedding, and I showed them almost a year out anyway. 

Post # 8
6550 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@PatientBride: Mom, FMIL, BM’s, and a handful of my girlfriends. 

My FI has not seen the dress and I am very against that. I don’t think that the groom should go shopping with the bride for a dress, nor should he have a say. 

Post # 9
4777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My mom has seen it, and I’ve emailed a photo to my MOH.  That’s all until the wedding!!  I don’t see it as a superstition, but I want people to see it for the first time on me, as it really looks – not just hear about it from so and so…. or see it online since my dress looks very different in reality.

Post # 10
6894 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

My mom and my sister were with me when I picked it out. Two of my three BMs were with me when I went to my first fitting. I showed it to my step-dad and my brothers when it came in. I think that’s it? Oh, I also showed it to a random friend who was getting married that same month.

And weddingbee…. Lol.

Post # 11
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

I’ve actually showed a few people. My MOH, bridesmaids, and three other friends. One of my closest friends is pregnant with twins and her due date is the week after the wedding, so I tried it on for her. They moved to Hawaii so there is no way she will be seeing me in person.

I’ve showed photos to my mom, and my sisters-in-law, and some coworkers, and the ladies at my Cardio Barre class. Embarassed

So, basically, a lot of people.


And Weddingbee…over and over and over…

Post # 12
2141 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m pretty sure everyone (except FI) has seen it thanks to my dad! I don’t care at all as long as FI doesn’t see it.

I had surgery a few months ago and by the time they had me prepped for anesthesia, my dad had shown all the nurses, the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, and even a few patients in the room! He’s SO excited about my dress.

I’ve also had a bunch of people ask to see it and I am always more than happy to show them 🙂

Post # 13
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I actually only took my mother and sister initially and then I took my FMIL later that month. I like the whole mystery/ surprise when people see me for the only first time in my dress. 




Post # 14
37 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve showed my parents, sisters and remaining bridal party members, a bunch of other family members when they asked how my wedding planning was going, and FI. I’m not supersticious at all, and was so excited to pick it out that I want to show everyone who is interested! I think with the make-up, hair and emotions of the day that when FI and I see each other for the first time on our wedding day that it will be just as special as if he hadn’t see the dress before.

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