(Closed) Who will see your dress before the big day?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Who will see your dress? (choose all that appy!)
    parents : (100 votes)
    26 %
    siblings : (77 votes)
    20 %
    future siblings : (28 votes)
    7 %
    FMIL & FFIL : (33 votes)
    9 %
    grandparents : (19 votes)
    5 %
    aunts : (26 votes)
    7 %
    bridesmaids : (84 votes)
    22 %
    everyone who asks : (11 votes)
    3 %
    no one : (1 votes)
    0 %
  • Post # 3
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    4520 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’ve only shown it to my mom, who was there when I bought it. I would show it to my sister, but she’s in a different state and I don’t have photos of myself in the dress! 

    Other than that, I’m kind of steering clear of showing people… my dress is the kind that looks good on me but it’s not so exciting on the hanger, and I’m worried that if I have a less-than-positive reaction from someone, I’ll start questioning the dress! So, for my sanity, I’m keeping it under wraps till the big day.

    Post # 4
    Member
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’ve limited it a great deal.  My mom was excited to show a picture of the model in my dress to all of my family, but was understanding when I asked her not to.  I’m showing my bridesmaids because I trust their fashion sense more than mine.  I’ve asked them each to wear a little black dress of their choosing.  I’ve shown them the dress so that they can pick a dress that matches formality with my dress.

    I plan to invite Future Mother-In-Law to a fitting.  She has two sons and a gay daughter, so won’t really get that experience.  I also plan to invite my grandma to a fitting since she never got that MOB experience. . . even with three daughters.  Beyond that, there are very few close friends that have seen a picture of the model in my dress. 

    No one’s seen *me* in the dress, with the exception of my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor who helped me shop.

    Post # 5
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    just my mom and the seamstress. Well, my dad may have seen it too, considering it’s been hanging in his house for several months now. 🙂

    I wanted to show my Fiance, but he declined.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I only showed my mom and my one friend.  The bridesmaids didn’t even see the dress before the wedding!

    Post # 7
    Member
    1222 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My mom was w/ me when I bought the dress. My MOM (I swear, sometimes she’s more excited than I am) was so excited to show it off she made me try it on for my grandmother, 2 aunts and 2 cousins (all women). My mom then showed it to my girls when they were @ my parent’s house planning my shower.

    I do not plan on anyone else seeing it before our big day.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Everyone who wants to see it. FH has seen it 10000’s of times because I try it on all the time 🙂

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    4663 posts
    Honey bee

    Anyone BUT Mr.TKE. Although I’d like to show him because there are just some dresses he hates on me. Maybe a line up of dresses…He’ll pick which one’s he likes and dislikes. lol

    Post # 10
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    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    my mom, dad, fmil, fsil, and moh all came to different fittings or with me when i was shopping for the dress. i emailed my bridesmaids pictures of models in the top 2 dresses i was considering to get their input on which was more “me,” and then i showed those pics to other friends who i talked to about details. i didn’t really keep it a secret at all, but to me it’s not the actual details themselves but how they all came together that mattered. ie, my dress was amazing but what made it amazing was how happy i was when i was wearing it. it didn’t matter that a lot of people had seen pics of the dress, bc i glowing just as much as if they hadnt seen it on the day of 

    Post # 11
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    The only people that will see me in the dress before the big day are my parents, my brother, my grandmother and my bridesmaides.  I have shown the website pic of my dress to a few of my other close friends… and if my future sister-in-laws asked to see it I would show them too…. other than that I’m keeping it under wraps from others!

    Post # 12
    Member
    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Pretty much anyone except the groom!

    Post # 13
    Member
    877 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’ve had my cousin and a friend help me try it on when my bridesmaids weren’t around.  I plan on showing it to my BMs and that’s it.  Actually, I was going to ask Fiance help me put it on when I got it, but he refused to look at it!

    Post # 14
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    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    Do you mean the actual dress, or photos of the dress? I showed photos of the dress (the manufacturer photos, with a model wearing it) to everyone who asked except my husband. The actual dress, I showed to my sister, my best friend, my SIL (so, that’s all three bridesmaids) and my mother. There wasn’t really an opportunity to show it to anyone else, since it was at our house and we live half an hour from the hotel where everyone was staying, and all our families flew in from across the country. I think I would have actually shown it to just about anyone who asked, since I don’t think that would have been too many people.

    Post # 15
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    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would say anyone exept the groom, but I probably wont be able to control myself! My Fiance will probably see it a hundred times before the wedding..I already showed him some ideas 🙂

    Post # 16
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    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    When I first ordered it, I was so excited I showed pictures to almost all of my girlfriends. Now I really regret…there is no surprise for them on my wedding day! If I had it to do again, I would only show my parents (who were with me when I picked it out) and my bridesmaids. 

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