Nicole
Just Said Yes October 2021

The dress - who did you show photos to?

Nicole, on October 23, 2020 at 8:25 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 38
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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?

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Latest activity by CountryBride, on November 18, 2020 at 6:51 PM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    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!
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    I plan on not showing anyone b4 the big day. Received negative feedback on engagement photos. My future MIL and my sister told me they didn't like my hat. And tgat my outfit looked unnatural. The dress - who did you show photos to? 1

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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    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.
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  • Sinaya
    Devoted August 2022
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    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.
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  • C
    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    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.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I only shared mine to my bridesmaids and parents
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  • Alma
    Expert October 2020
    Alma ·
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    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
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  • Sarah
    Super August 2021
    Sarah ·
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    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 🤣😂
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  • Just Said Yes August 2021
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    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!
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle Online ·
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    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.
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  • Day
    Devoted July 2021
    Day ·
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    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! 🤗
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  • Day
    Devoted July 2021
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    OMG your hat is adorable! I loooooove it! Jealous.
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  • Monica
    Devoted August 2021
    Monica ·
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    I love your hat to be honest.
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  • Jei
    Dedicated June 2021
    Jei ·
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    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.
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    Thank you for the compliment.
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    Thank you, ma'am!
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  • Katie
    VIP August 2021
    Katie ·
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    I showed my immediate family and my bridesmaids and that was all. Im not to concerned with anyone but my fiancé. I want to get that wow factor from him.
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  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
    Reena ·
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    I love your hat by the way!
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  • Meghan
    Expert September 2021
    Meghan ·
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    My mom, dad, and sister came to the appointment with me so they saw the dress. We FaceTimed me two other sisters and brother to show them.


    My sister has pics but I don’t have any on my phone. When people ask I just say I don’t have any. It also keeps me from wanting to show my FH 🤣
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    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.
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