Very nice! And congrats on getting your dress.
I think I am going to continue to show FI pics online, then, when I go shopping, take copies of styles we both like as a starting point. I have also decided to narrow my searches to short or tea-length dresses, because I really do want to look nice for him. But I will still try on a longer style, just so I can say I did.
Everything else with the wedding planning so far (granted, it is a way away, but most decisions are done) I have been able to just decide. But I feel a little pressured about the dress. Everyone has an idea of what I SHOULD wear. I am the first one in mine or FIs family to get married, and everyone wants to come along with me. I really do not want to waste anyone's time.... including mine.... having to organize several get-together days. (because of the travel time, it will be whole-day events). So I just want to have my search focused and organized that day. And I know that if I do not start out preferring a short dress, my mom and bm won't even support me trying one on. (FI's mom and my moh are all for short, coincidentally).
Anyway, this thread has helped a lot in showing me gorgeous pictures of dresses... I know that I can still feel 'bridal' and wear a short style!
Originally Posted by vav11238
I also, showed my FI dresses in the beginning of my search just to get a sense of what would want to see me in. Other than that, he has no idea what I'm wearing. And that's because, he's going to love you in whatever you wear on that day. Just like, you will him. My FI who had planned on getting a bespoke suit made, changed his mind and has decided to wear a kilt instead. Sure, I'd prefer him in a suit but it's his wedding day too and he should give a nod to being Scottish if he wants to.
Because I live in another country and am not surrounded around my super close gf or family, so I went shopping on my own first. Made three appts in one day and got a feel for what looked good on me. Initially I wanted a full lace, backless gown with a mermaid-like flair. On my own, I found out that that look didn't really suit me. Found a couple I 'kinda liked' and resumed my online search. I found two more labels I liked, found the shops that sold them - which, sadly, are in two completely different parts of London - and tried on some more dresses. It wasn't until had three styles I really, really liked before I had two friends come with me. I totally understand not wanting to make people spend there days helping you find a dress. In the end, I took my two friends to lunch inbetween the massive travels to see the dresses. And in the end, I chose one of them that day.