New to The Knot here! I just have a quick question. I went shopping this weekend for my dress (ended up finding one too!!!), and my mom came along. I live out of state from my parents and FIL, and really everyone being invited to the wedding. My mom started an album as I was trying on dresses, so they could be shared with my sister (also my MOH), grandmother, and dad. I wanted to add my FMIL and FSIL, who is a BM, but my mom said the groom's family isn't supposed to see the dress before the wedding. I dropped it because I didn't want a fight and I was exhausted from shopping, but I did want to share it with them.
If I had gone shopping back home, I would have invited my FMIL to go shopping with me. Both she and my FSIL have expressed interest and wanted to be involved in dress shopping. Neither know I went shopping or have found a dress, but it's bound to get out soon, since I told my fiance we'll be having a black tie wedding (I ended up getting a cathedral length train and my parents don't want me to shorten it).
So, is my mom correct, is it tradition for the groom's family not to see the gown before the wedding? I'm about 95% sure I'll be showing my bridesmaids the gown, but haven't decided yet - but I don't want to leave my FSIL out...