(Closed) Who saw your dress before the wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
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564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I think I’m going to keep it to my mom and sister and one close friend (I’m not having bridesmaids but she would be one if I were) and my MIL/SILs if they ask (they haven’t yet). It’s my mom’s philosophy and I agree that it’s nice to have it be something of a surprise to non immediate family/wedding party. But I also know people who tell everyone so I dont think it’s a huge deal. 

Post # 32
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3020 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My Maid/Matron of Honor who picked it out with me and her mom (stored it at MOH’s house so Darling Husband wouldn’t peek). 

Post # 33
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334 posts
Helper bee

I went dress shopping with my; Mum, Dad, Sister, neice & an ex friend. The only other people whom I showed my dress to, were; my 2 bridesmaids, and my future sister in law, mother in law and granny.

Post # 34
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

The only ones who have seen my dress, are the ones who came dress shopping with me (my mom, Maid/Matron of Honor and grandmother). However, one of my BFF’s couldnt make the trip, but asked to see the dress. What I did was, I created a collage for each of my top 5 contenders and sent them to her. I asked her to pick which one she thinks I chose, but not tell me – wait until my wedding day to tell me if she guessed correct.

I dont want people to see my wedding dress before my wedding because it takes away from the shock and the ohhh’s and ahhh’s on THE DAY

Post # 35
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816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My mom told me not to show anybody, and I have absolutely no regrets about totally ignoring her on this one! Everyone has been so excited to see my dress, and besides, my wedding isn’t for another year and a half. They’ll probably have forgotten what it looks like by then, but I don’t really care. The only reason my fiance hasn’t seen it yet is because he doesn’t want to!

Post # 36
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583 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My mum, as she came dress shopping with me, and then my Mother-In-Law and DH’s aunt, as his family were over in the evening the day mum and me went to pick up my dress and I wanted to try it on again! I showed a photo to my bridesmaids, but they didn’t see the actual dress til the day before. Mum was all for keeping it a big secret!

I had it in the house for a couple of months, covered in a bed sheet and a ‘beware of the dress’ sign on the spare room door so Darling Husband wouldn’t see it.

Post # 37
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941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I shared it w/ my Future Mother-In-Law, dad, aunt, bridesmaid and some friends that asked when I was with them if I had any pics of it. I honestly don’t think some of my friends, etc will even remember what it looks like so I’m not too worried 🙂 But I think Future Mother-In-Law did say that THOUGH she lives out of town and I texted her so I’m sure she showed a bunch of people.

Post # 38
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268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I say you do what you want! i have shown quite a few people ( people who i am close with though) and i have no regrets! my mom was not very impressed either but shes old school and im not overly traditional. We are also doing a first look (pics before) ceremony and i am STOKED for my Fiance to see me before everyone else and we get to just have some personal time, in our crazy day. I dont think there is anything wrong with anybody seeing your dress, dont let people make you feel weird about it! its a common thing now a days 😀

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