Post # 1
I’ve just recently recieved my dress after ordering it online and I absolutely love it – so thrilled with how it turned out!! I lost my mum suddenly not long ago and dress shopping was just too painful for me to deal with – i went twice with my girlfriends and then just decided it was easier just to order online the style that i liked. (my girlfriends have completely different taste to me) I also live away from my family so they couldn’t go dress shopping with me either.
Anyway – i took some pictures of little snippets of the dress (not in full and not on me – just a picture of the lace top section and mid section) and sent them to my dad so that he could print them off and show them to my nana and I can talk about the dress to her on the phone – i also said he could send the pictures to my aunties if he wanted – which he did.
So today Dad called me and told me that he’s had calls from two of my aunties (the other two aunties sent lovely emails to me saying how beautiful it was and can’t wait to see it in full and were so thrilled to get a little sneak peak of the dress!) wondering why they got pictures of my dress and why i’m showing everyone… and that i shouldn’t be showing pictures of it to anyone!
I was hurt at this reaction as they know i don’t have my mum here to help me – so i’m not sure who they think i was suposed to go wedding dress shopping with and show my dress to!!! So now i feel stupid and upset for even trying to include them at all or wanting someone to talk about my dress with…
Anyone else showed family members pictures of their dress?? what was their response?
Post # 3
My mom is 6 hours away from me so she can’t be here for all wedding stuff. I have been emailing her pictures of things. When I bought my dress, I emailed her pictures of it and she absolutely loved it! My Future Mother-In-Law has seen the dress as well and she didn’t really say much but the look on her face said it all, she was happy 😀
Post # 4
I have shown EVERYONE! I’ve shown people pictures of me trying on the dress and many people have seen the dress on the hanger. Only a few have seen me in person with the dress on. I’m pretty sure most people won’t remember anyways. It’s a totally personal decision. Show a million people or don’t show any, there is no rule. Do whatever you think is best for you.
Post # 5
i’ve shown my mum, sister and one bm so far. But i am having a ‘showing night’ with all 5 of my bms and one close family friend. I’ll open a couple bottles of wine, phone pizza and try my dress on to show them. It will let my gals bond and its an excuse to have a girly night in. But my sister only showed me and mum hers. Its a personal decision. I’m sorry for your loss – do whatever feels right for you and if people don’t like it then ignore them. Its your day! Good luck.
Post # 6
My mom was there when I bought the dress, and one of my BMs was there when it came in and I went to try it on. All together, only my mom, my Maid/Matron of Honor, and my BMs know what my dress looks like, and I want to keep it that way lol.
My mom got teary eyed when I tried on the sample, so I knew it was the one. My Bridesmaid or Best Man who saw me in it in person when it came in cried when I put it on, which made me cry lol.
Post # 7
My mom, sister, and three friends/bridesmaids have seen the sample in person. My dad and grandma have seen a photo of it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Aw, don’t feel bad for showing your aunts. Your other two aunts understood why you sent the pics! And I think as you can see from other posters it’s totally normal to show as many people as you can LoL!
I’ve shown some people at work, my mom, some friends, and (gulp, rule breaker), Fiance. Everyone says it’s super pretty and so “me”! Actually my Mom was apprehensive when she saw the picture because it is a short dress, but when she actually saw it on me she thought it would be fine for the wedding.
Post # 9
My mom, there when I got the dress: cried, loved it, said I looked beautiful
My Maid/Matron of Honor, showed her photo: “That looks expensive”
My Future Mother-In-Law, shower her photo: “Beautiful, I’m so excited”
I haven’t shown anyone else, but I know my mom has shown pictures of it to people. I think its okay to show to some of the women in my life but I don’t want everyone knowing. And as you can tell, my Maid/Matron of Honor has very different tastes than I do and wasn’t a huge fan of my dress, but I’m okay with that.
Post # 10
Aww sweetheart 🙁 Your post made me sad. It must be so hard for you, and I don’t blame you for wanting to show someone. Your aunts were probably just worried you were going to show EVERYONE the dress, which I know you aren’t. I only showed my only mom, my aunty and my maid of honour because they were there when I got it. They all cried. I’m sorry your mom isn’t here with you. <3
Post # 11
Ive shown my mum, aunty and BM’s but thats about it. Not one had the omg thats amazing reaction i was hoping for though 🙁
Oh I lie i showed a long time friend that actually guessed it once i said it was and alfred angelo design!!! seems he knows me better than me!!!
Post # 12
I tried it on with my mum and sis (moh) and emailed mil, sil and my bestie. Mum showed dad email and said “who’s the good looking bird in the gorgeous white dress?” Mum said “You look gorgeous without all the fuss so, he will be blown away on yr wedding day. luv mum”. My sis said the dress looks better on me than the model.
Looking forward to getting it altered and wearing it on the day!
Post # 13
Only about 5 people have seen me in the dress from me showing them in person or photos – I am fairly certain the whole family has seen the dress from my mom showing them. Really good feedback all around.
I got a sketch of the dress from Lazaro at the trunk show I attended so Fiance has been shown the sketch – it doesn’t give too much away. My brother also posted the sketch on facebook. I just didn’t want Fiance to be too surprised when I come out in the sherbet dress on my wedding day, which he is totally cool with the untraditional aspect of it.
Post # 14
I want the reveal of my dress to be when my hair and makeup are perfect and the dress is fitted to me. The people that have seen it in person are my mother, and a friend, not a bridesmaid, who sort of insisted that we go dress shopping. Also my florist, photographer, and a lingerie attendant have seen pictures of me in it.
Post # 15
Oh yeah, and without my knowledge or consent my mother, who took the pictures for me, shared them with my father. So there’s no telling how many people he has shown.
Post # 16
My Mom and step-father came with me. I’ve only showed my Future Mother-In-Law, brother, and oldest step-niece. No one else is seeing it until the wedding. Mom and stepdad liked it a lot (stepdad cried). Future Mother-In-Law loved it, raved about how great it looks, brother was just “meh” like a typical man 🙂
I tend to be an over-sharer, so I’m trying to reign that in a bit, which is the only reason I’m not showing people. Most people show a lot of people. Some show everyone but the groom.