So I said yes to the dress today!! I’m curious on how much sharing everyone did before the big day? Like, who did you show photos to? Did you keep a complete secret? I brought two of my fashion forward friends, and my MOH. Do I show my mom? MIL to be? Sisters? I of course want to show EVERYONE... but i love the idea of that wow factor... what did everyone do?
Congratulations on finding your dress!! Super exciting! My bridesmaids and my mom had shown pictures of my dress to their friends/other people who are invited to my wedding, though I didn't really tell them not to ahead of time (didn't think I needed to), but I'm not super concerned about it. I don't think anyone will really remember what my dress looks like by the time my wedding is here. If you don't want people to see it ahead of time, and they ask to see a picture, just tell them you're keeping it a secret until you're wedding. Otherwise, if you want to share a picture with some people, go for it!
I pretty much showed anyone who asked honestly. The only person who wasn't allowed to see a picture of it was my husband. Honestly though, the quick cell phone pic in the bridal salon doesn't usually do the dresses justice, so even if people see the picture, it is nothing like seeing you in person with your hair and makeup all done up.
The only person I showed is my 12 year old step-daughter. She was suppose to come dress shopping with me, but because of COVID I could only have 2 people so my mom and MOH came with me. I’ve had other people ask to see, like my aunts, but I told them I want everyone to see it on the big day. Just my preference.
My sister was with me and my mom was on FaceTime. I showed my MIL and my other bridesmaid. I also showed coworkers who asked but weren’t Invited and a family friend who asked. The desire to share fades eventually if you are wanting to keep it a secret. Also once alterations are done and hair and make up with accessories it will look totally different so even if you share there will still be a wow factor.
I went dress shopping with my 2 sister in law’s and they are the only ones who knew what my dress looked like before the wedding. I didn’t show anyone pictures of it at all. I feel like pics don’t so justice sometimes and I didn’t want anyone judging my dress and potentially discouraging me lol
I pretty much showed everyone except for my fiance. I thought about keeping it a secret but thats not really in my nature and I was soooo excited so everyone got to see 🤣😂
Just Said Yes
My mom and sisters were with me when I chose out my dress, and I showed a pic of me in my dress to my future MIL and bridesmaid. To me, a pic is very different than seeing someone in person the day-of, so I’m not super picky but I know I don’t wanna show my fiancé!
My sister, bridesmaids, FMIL, my parents & anyone NOT going to our wedding have seen it. My fiancé most definitely has not- in fact my dress is at his parents so I don’t get tempted to show him. Any invited guests have not seen it.
I’ve been slowly showing everyone ( I even showed my fiancé because I want her to love it too... especially since I bought two dresses) but all the pictures I share are neck down. I’m also terrible at keeping secrets! 🤗
Besides my mother, sister, and MOH no one has seen my dress and I plan to keep it that way. When I went shopping I did take my bridesmaids with me, but we went to two different bridal boutiques and I tried on a lot of dresses. I decided on which one about a week later but choose not to share the secret.
I only showed a pic of the dress (without me wearing it) to my mom and my FH. Outside of that, everyone else will see it when I come down the aisle. After postponing, I decided to buy a second dress for the reception and only showed FH. It’s our wedding so both FH and I know all the details, which our attire. He saw my dresses and I saw his ceremony and reception jackets. But everything is a surprise to all of our guests.