(Closed) Wishing I could bring FH with me

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I thought about having my Fiance go dress shopping with me, because I was just so nervous. And like you, I wanted to be sure that he liked my dress, his opinion matters to me. In the end, I didn’t have him come in the store with me.. He drove me there and a couple of my bridesmaids came & did the shopping with me. I think I made the right choice, as I really wanted him to be surprised on our wedding day. But you have to do what is right for you.. You will have your mom there, so she will be able to help you. Maybe you could look at dresses online and just ask him what styles he likes? I did that with my Fiance before I went.

Post # 4
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Why don’t you try it with your family first, then bring in the Fiance if it doesn’t work out? That way, you will have both experiences. Also, he will be floored on the wedding day even if he sees you in the dress before, don’t worry! 

Post # 5
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2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I brought my Fiance with me because his opinion was the only one that mattered to me.  I got some snarky comments from one of the ladies helping me at one bridal shop, but the others were nice about it.  My parents didn’t say anything, so I have no idea if it bothered them or not.  If you check out that thread about wedding dresses in the shop vs on the wedding day, you’ll see that you still look very different on your actual day with your hair and make up all done and accessories all on… you’ll still impress your man, even if he goes shopping with you.  =o)  

Do whatever makes you happiest and most comfortable, because you won’t get this chance again!  Good luck and have fun with it!

Post # 6
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

i know how you feel, my fi is my best friend, literally. i chose  my dress with some help from girlfriends, but it was his opinion i wanted most. luckily tho, we thing alike. i took him to a bridal salon for fun and he showed and told me what qualities he liked in wedding dresses, and my dress fits every one to a tee.

Post # 7
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6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I feel the exact same way!  I went dress shopping only one time and I had Fiance with me.  It was just the two of us and he walked around the store and picked out dresses he liked and vetoed dresses he didn’t like.  Just as I was about to walk into the dressing room, he turned to me and said that he didn’t want to see me in the dress until the wedding day and then sat outside in the car for an hour while I tried on the dresses.  I didn’t buy anything that day, but I thought it was a fair compromise – he can pick dresses he likes and then leave (and hopefully next time, I’ll have other people there, too!) while I try them on.  Ultimately, you know what you look good in and he’ll love whatever you pick because you’re going to pick the dress you look most beautiful in, right?? 

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