(Closed) Who got to see the dress before the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5800 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

At first I showed my dress to anyone who asked, most of whom are not invited to the wedding. My mom has seen it, godmother, one aunt, my moms bf, my bridesmaids but I’m trying to keep a lid on it now. I haven’t gotten bad reactions when I’ve said “its going to be a surprise”

Post # 4
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Honestly, I think people like to be surprised, and barely anybody who was attending the wedding even asked to see a picture of my dress.

I showed it to my mom and bridesmaids, and my “wedding planner” aunts, and the cousin that went to pick it up with me and learn to do the bustle.

Post # 5
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mom, Dad, Future Mother-In-Law, Grandma, Bridesmaids, and a few select close girlfriends.

Post # 6
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

No I don’t think it’s rude. I actually think it’s kind of rude to ask to see it if you are not especially close to the bride. I would think people would want to wait until the wedding and be surprised. The only people who have seen my gown are my Mom and my two sisters. I don’t see why anyone else needs to see it before the big day! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I showed my bridesmaid and my sisters in law thats it. Oh of course my grandmother and my mom (my mom is paying for the dress) They havent seen it completely on me. The sample size was really small. When I try it on I only want my mom there.

Post # 8
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I sent pictures of me at my fitting to my closest friends and my dad. I figure it needs to be a surprise to my Fiance. I can’t keep too tight of a lid on it, I am too excited.

Post # 9
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

– All the Bees who cared to look at my threads ๐Ÿ™‚

– Maid/Matron of Honor who helped me purchase it

– My mom and aunt saw pics on Facebook in the months prior

– My mom and my brother saw the actual dress on me the week of. I was having trouble choosing between three dresses and they helped me decide.

Post # 10
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My wife saw it, because we had to coordinate our dresses.  We also showed it to a few people whom we didn’t think were going to be at the wedding.  Of course, one of them (my sister) later decided she was coming, but that was the idea.  But like you, we wanted the guests to be surprised.

Post # 11
255 posts
Helper bee

Well…. my Mum, Grandmother, Maid/Matron of Honor and her daughter came with me when I bought the dress, since then have shown (pics) to my sister and other two BMs.

Was kinda annoyed as was in my hometown (where the wedding will be and where I bought my dress) for a fitting and ran into two people who;

a. are not invited to the wedding and think they probably will be

b. asked to see the dress which made me kinda feel arkward

But plan to show noone else other than my FBL’s gf when I get home ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
4546 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve refused to show pictures and just told them they’d have to wait and see! My Future Mother-In-Law has seen it, my mother, my Maid/Matron of Honor, and one of my BMs…and that’s it!

Post # 13
1103 posts
Bumble bee

My immediate family, Mother-In-Law, bridesmaids and my close girlfriends who were helping me plan. People at work who weren’t invited saw some fitting photos. Other than that, no one really asked ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

It is my one and only secret and people get cranky when I won’t tell them!  Three people have seen it and they are the only ones that even know what it looks like, I made them swear that not one detail is to revealed!

Post # 15
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I showed my dress to a bunch of people. I really only cared about FH not seeing it, and didn’t really worry about surprising others. My parents and sister, my Future In-Laws, my Bridesmaid or Best Man and my other friend, my boss, my husband’s best friend/gm…basically anyone who asked!

Post # 16
1254 posts
Bumble bee

I’m keeping mine pretty tight lipped. My Maid/Matron of Honor, my Mom, my Bridesmaid or Best Man who is also my sister, Future Mother-In-Law and one friend who has talked me out of the ledge (ledge of buying dresses before I found the one) many times.

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