This weekend I went wedding dress shopping my fiance.
I know, I know, your future husband is not supposed to see you in a wedding dress until your wedding day. But for me, taking my fiance wedding dress shopping made sense.
I know every girl says it but my fiance is my best friend. More importantly he’s my partner in life. I can’t think of a single big decision I’ve made in the last few years without his advice. Full disclosure, I don’t always take his advice, but I definitely always ask for it. So I think it makes sense that I wanted his advice on the most important (and probably the most expensive) dress that I’ll ever wear.
Let me back track for a second.
You have to really think about who you take wedding dress shopping. We’ve all seen those episodes of Say Yes to the Dress where the bride brings a salty bridesmaid or jealous sister. You have to take people who will be supportive, excited, and not overly critical. I really sat down and thought about the women in my life and had a hard time deciding who to take. It also didn’t help that I’m far away from home so getting all my favorite ladies in one place at one time was a difficult. So I decided I would go alone.
I planned to go alone, but I wanted my fiances opinion on what dresses he thought looked best. I showed him a few pictures here and there, made him suffer through a few episodes of Say Yes to the Dress, and was floored when he concluded that I would look best in a ballgown. A ballgown. Little 5 foot 1/2 and inch me…in a ballgown. That was the moment that I realized I think he needed to see me in a wedding dress before the big day. It took a lot of convincing, he had no interest in going to look at dresses with me, but when I explained to him that I wanted and trusted his opinion he agreed.
The actual appointment went really well. I tried on a few different styles and was able to narrow down what what looks best on me (definitely not a ballgown fyi, I want to look like a grown sexy woman on my wedding day, not a contestant on toddlers in tiaras).
When I stepped out of the dressing room in a beautiful formfitting mermaid and I got a “woooooooow” I knew I made the right decision. I’ll honestly never forget the look on his face and I cannot wait to see that look again on our wedding day.
At the end of the day, I’m not sure I found thee dress. I know I’ll go wedding dress shopping again and make the ultimate decision without him (I do want to keep a little element of surprise!). But I’m glad I dragged him along. I have a better idea of what I think I want and we’re in agreement on what looks best on me (grown and sexy bride for the win!).
Ultimately, I think taking my fiance wedding dress shopping was a great decision but I understand that it might not be for everyone. But for those of you on the fence I highly recommend it. Would you take your fiance dress shopping? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments below!