I'm not Captain Tradition or anything, but I have a feeling he'll secretly be let down if he sees it A. not on me, B. pre-alteration, or C. without the hair/makeup/general ambiance of a wedding. Should I just ignore his puppy eyes and tell him to suck it up and NO PEEKIN', or is there some way to give him hints/clues that will get him excited about it but not ruin the surprise?
Also, side question: Do/did any of you show the dress to any friends or family apart from the FI before the wedding? Part of me (an irrational part? I have no idea) wants the entire thing to be as secret as possible so I can surprise people with it, but the other part is like, "what's the surprise? It's a pretty white-ish dress, you look pretty in it, but it's not exactly pushing the bridal envelope."
To distill: Who saw your dress before the big day, and would you have done it any differently looking back?
This baby knows exactly how I feel