Friday, April 16, 2010
DEAR ESB: Can I bring my fiance to a dress fitting?
So, my fiance is coming with me to my first fitting appointment on Saturday and everyone has freaked out at me about it like it's the most absurd thing they've ever heard.
"He can't see your dress before the wedding!" they exclaim with looks of utter horror on their faces.
But, I'm really excited about this gorgeous dress I saved up for and I love sharing all the little things like this in my life that excite me with my fiance. I'll likely get ready with him before the wedding anyway, since, why would we change our daily routine on our wedding day? I mean, is it really such a big deal to have him come along? My dress is in Vermont, so we're making a nice weekend trip of it and staying overnight in a B&B with our puppy. Isn't that a great memory to have, too, and a little less fleeting than "the first look"?
Am I "doing it all wrong"?
Don't treat your fiance like a bridesmaid.
By all means, bring him to Vermont. Stay at a B&B, have a romantic dinner, do it up. But don't drag him to the fitting. Spare him the memory of you wrestling with your boobs and obsessing about your butt in a wedding dress that doesn't fit.
You'll be even more excited to show him the dress when you're walking down the aisle. Trust me.
(Image via Le Fashion)