What would you do if your groom decided he wanted to see The Dress? Mine, you see, has been a very "hands on" kind of groom. Although everyone warned me I’d probably struggle to wrench his attention away from his playstation every time the wedding was mentioned, he has surprised me by being very much involved. Almost too involved. You see, Terry has now decided that he’d like to be involved in every aspect of the wedding – and that includes The Dress.
Actually, this problem first reared it’s head back when the dress hunt was still going on. Terry couldn’t understand why he wasn’t allowed to join in the search – particularly strange considering he’s never shown the slightest interest in fashion before in his life.
Once the purchase had been made, though, and the dress was in situ at my parents house, he became even more puzzled. Why couldn’t he see it, he wanted to know? And, given that we’re not even remotely superstitious and I don’t buy the "bad luck" thing for a second, I was initially at a loss to tell him why not.
Having thought it over, I think the real reason is simply that I want to see the look on his face when he first sees me come down the aisle. (I’m really praying it will be a positive look. I have a horrible feeling he’s expecting me to turn up dressed like Jessica Rabbit or something…). At the risk of sounding horribly sentimental, I want it to be special, and I think the moment would loose something if he’d seen me walking around the house in my wedding dress for months beforehand.
So, what about you? Has your fiance seen your wedding dress, and would you let him if he really, really wanted to?