I Went Wedding Dress Shopping with My Fiance


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!

 

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11 thoughts on “I Went Wedding Dress Shopping with My Fiance

  1. I’m not engaged or even in a relationship lol but I think I would take him initially to pick out styles and then pick the final dress myself. I love watching Say Yes to the Dress and it definitely influenced my decision because ultimately girls can be very bitchy and unsupportive without even realising it. Great post! All the best to you both!

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  2. I think so many things that have to do with weddings are based in such old traditions sometimes that it’s funny we still follow them. I’m not at the point of thinking about if I’ll bring my man with me to the fitting(probably not because his fashion sense for that isn’t there) but I do agree that you have to be really sincere about who you bring. I’ve watched so many episodes of Say Yes to the Dress where the experience is ruined by someone other than the bride doing too much or just being nasty about the choices. It’s funny that I just hate ballgowns in general, 5’8 and I just feel I’d be a hot mess. Anyway, congrats!

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