(Closed) Your FI's opinion on your wedding gown?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: how much did his opinion matter/influence your choice?
    I didn't ask for his opinion about it at all : (69 votes)
    23 %
    I asked about his thoughts in general ways (e.g., dress shapes, style elements) : (88 votes)
    29 %
    I showed him stock photos of gowns to get his opinion : (69 votes)
    23 %
    I showed him photos of me in gowns to get his opinion : (20 votes)
    7 %
    I took him dress shopping : (17 votes)
    6 %
    Other, I'll explain... : (11 votes)
    4 %
    Is it peanut butter jelly time yet? : (26 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 47
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    we watch say yes to the dress together on occasion (he indulges me), and he always makes comments, “EW THAT IS GROSS.” “I can’t believe she’d wear that!” “That’s disgusting!” etc. so I figured out quickly what he didn’t like. Wink

    Post # 48
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    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    my fiance said he didn’t want to know anything about what my dress looked like! He’s even decided we aren’t allowed to see or speak to each other until the ceremony. LOL so it’ll be a great surprize!

    Post # 49
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    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve shown him a lot of pictures and gotten his general opinion – not puffy, no train and please no long sleeves! I want to be wearing something that he likes when I walk down that aisle, but I’m not dragging him with me or showing him the dress when I find it 🙂

    Post # 50
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    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    He gave me his opinion about the dress but frankly, I didnt need his opinion. He wanted simple and non-poofy. My dress was anything but simple and was an A-line ballgown. I know I have excellent taste, I know what looks good on me, and I know how I wanted to feel that day, and what was age appropriate for 36. I did take into consideration that he didnt want to see me in a veil that covered my face so I wore a cathedral length without a blusher. Other than that, it was all me. In the end he LOVED how I looked.

    Post # 51
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    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    All the dresses my husband liked were simple a-lines with touches of bling. I liked them a lot but knew inside they weren’t what I really wanted. I was a bit bummed that this didn’t match my vision but I wasn’t seeking his approval so I ended up with just about the opposite LOL. He says my actual dress was the prettiest dress he’s ever seen though =D He’s totally biased but I don’t care hehe

     

    Post # 52
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

    I didn’t ever considering including my Fiance in the process.  He has to wait until September to see 🙂

    Post # 53
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    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We decided very early on he was not going to see my dress or know anything about it until he sees me at the end of the aisle. I’m sure he will have an opinion the day of whether or not he likes it or not, but even if he says he doesn’t like it, I don’t care because I love it 🙂

    The only thing he knows is the dress doesn’t have sleeves – he knows I have an odd hatred of sleeves on dresses lol.

    Post # 54
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    28 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We are pretty traditional but I wanted/needed his opinion (my mom refused to take me dress shopping or have anything to do with it) so I took him with. But if that’s not an option, just show him dresses and see what he likes. Or take him along and try on the most basic silhouettes and see what shape he likes on youlichen pick THE dress

    Post # 55
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    2564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    To give you an idea about Fiance fashion sense: when I met him, he wore denim shorts on a regular basis.  Needless to say I will not be asking him any dress advice, I will get what I have always wanted.  I will also probably have to pick out his outfit too…

    Post # 56
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    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Originally I wasn’t going to show him anything.  I found a couple of dresses on sale at David’s that I liked, so I showed him the pictures to get his general opinion.    Then I found a dress that was perfect, but was a little more than I really wanted to spend.  I had him look at the designer’s website to get his opinion before I plunked down any money.  

    Post # 57
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’ll share my story. I bought mine with ME in mind and what I loved. Later, because I was curious, I had Fiance thumb through some magazines and I would watch his reactions to dresses. His reaction to my dress style was less than desirable. After I evened out my disappointment through a few more styles, I told him he didn’t like my dress and I was worried. He told me not to, that he was sure hed be floored by whatever type of dress as long as it’s on ME! Except, of course, for “fish gills” dresses… Don’t ask.

    Post # 58
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    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    My Fiance doesn’t want to know anything about my dress before I walk down the aisle.  That’s the 1 thing about our wedding he’s the most passionate about.

    Funny thing is we were at a bridal show the other day & they had a bridal fashion show with the ladies modeling ALL kinds of gowns.  FI was giving little commentaries about what gowns he liked, didn’t like, ect & was really into it.  Well, a girl came out wearing a halter gown with a corset back & he said “i dont like how the neckline is…it looks like a vest” & he said he didn’t like the corset back either….little does he know my gown has BOTH those things so he’s in for a real surprise hahah.  I know he’s going to love my gown regardless though Laughing

    Post # 59
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

    Fiance is my personal fashion assistant, so I definitely wanted hm to see the dress I’d chosen before I buy it. I already told him it was my dream dress and to be nice about it when I showed him a stock photo, and he said ‘Wow, it’s really you. It’s what I imagined you’d choose’. Yaaay!!

     

    Post # 60
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    219 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    LIke many others on here, I showed him random dress pictures leading up to my dress appointments and asked his general opinions on them.  He of course said I would be beautiful in anything, but I did get a better glimpse of what he would like.  However, I figured that he enjoys my everyday style (or at least he must since hes marrying me!) so he would probably like anything that I chose.

    Post # 61
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    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    He said “no lace!” I agreed… Organza it was!

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