(Closed) Who sees your gown before the big day?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I showed anyone who asked!

Post # 4
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My Mom, Dad, and best friend (bridesmaid) saw the dress in person. This Bridesmaid or Best Man came to all but one fitting since my family isn’t local. My parents came to my 2nd to last fitting (was supposed to be my last, but they forgot to do the bustle!), and that was the first time my Dad saw the dress, and the second time my Mom had seen it on me.

Now, my 2 sisters, SIL, and a few really close friends got to see it in pictures.

I did not show Mother-In-Law. I actually was hesitant to show SIL as we aren’t that close, but I knew it would mean something to her (with an agreement she couldn’t show MIL).

I wanted it a surprise, and explained this to Mother-In-Law. I didn’t want everyone seeing it, and somehow Fiance hearing about it because someone slips up.


Post # 5
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I just showed my bridal party, my mom, my grandmother and my Future Mother-In-Law. I probably wouldn’t show anyone else, I like the idea of it being a surprise!

Post # 6
14496 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I showed anyone but my husband.

Post # 7
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have showed mine to everyone who wanted to see it and I am pretty sure my Fiance knows which dress i picked! 

Post # 8
1415 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Everyone but my groom! I trust them not to show him or tell him too much about it.

Post # 9
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ll probably only let my Mom, Mother-In-Law, my Maids, and the Grandma’s actually see it ON me beforehand – but I will definitely show pictures to whoever asks!

Post # 10
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

No one but a few very close friends, my mom (of course) and Mother-In-Law and SIL.

I had a weird thing about it. I didn’t even want to post myself wearing it (even though a ton of ladies have worn it before me) because I didn’t want the whole Weddingbee world to see me in the dress before Darling Husband ever did.

Post # 11
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@blingbride623: Maybe just explain to her that you want to keep it a surprise?

My Mum and sisters have been the only ones to see it in person so far but my other 2 bridesmaids will come to the final try on a week before the wedding.

I showed my dad and other family members a photo but thats it.

I guess if they did see you in the dress before the day it will still look different on your actual wedding day with your makeup and hair and everything done so it will still be a sort of surprise!


Post # 12
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My mom was there when i received my dress, so she was the first one to see my dress. lol My Dad, little brother and my three BMs saw my dress as well. Those are the only people that have ever seen my dress.

Post # 13
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My mom, sister, and bridesmaids. Also one of my mom’s friends. My dad and Future Mother-In-Law didn’t want to, and I didn’t offer anyone else.

Post # 14
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

My Mom and BMs have all already seen it and will see it again.  I’ve showed my Fiance a picture and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made so far!  I was having a lot of trouble deciding and was feeling pretty anxious that he wouldn’t like it.  I showed him a few sample pics from the dress store and his reaction gave me the confidence I needed to choose that dress.  He won’t be seeing the real thing until the wedding day, though!

Post # 15
2273 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My dress should be in next week and only my mum and Future Mother-In-Law will see it in person on me. My bro and his Girlfriend have seen pics and my Future Father-In-Law has too, if he is there when in show the Future Mother-In-Law he’ll see it otherwise not until the day.

I am keeping it surprise from my BMs too until the day 🙂 much to their disgust hahaha

Post # 16
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I won’t show my Fiance or his brother or father and my dad. They suck at secrets. 😉 Lol.

But my sister, bridesmaids, and mom have seen it in person. My brothers and step-dad have seen it in a picture.

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