Cupid's Pulse Article: Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Go Wedding Dress Shopping TogetherCupid's Pulse Article: Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Go Wedding Dress Shopping Together

By Laura Seaman

Bride-to-be Jenny McCarthy went outside the traditional bridal box and went dress shopping with her fiancé Donnie Wahlberg. The couple got engaged in April, and they’re still deciding the details. Even after her shopping day with her fiancé, McCarthy has not picked out a dress. “I don’t want to get lost in the mundane details,” she tells “I just kind of want to enjoy the experience. You know, because this is my last wedding, I want to do it right, but I don’t want to overdo it.”

What are some advantages to picking out a wedding dress with your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s a tradition that every bride knows: The groom can’t see the bride in her wedding dress until she walks down the aisle. However, traditions fade and brides do things their own way. Like McCarthy, some brides bring their future husbands dress shopping with them, which is a shocker for many. But this break of tradition had some advantages you may not have thought of:

1. Get the opinion of the only man that matters. Most brides bring an entourage of fellow women to help during dress shopping. Women know fashion, but men know what women look good in. If you bring your husband with you, you’ll have a man’s opinion, and it’s the only male opinion that’s important.

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2. Avoid the bickering of in-laws and parents. If you bring your husband and skip the family group altogether, that’s a lot of arguing you’re avoiding. Maybe you have a critical mother or a super conservative future mother-in-law, and trading them in for the love of your life on this shopping trip will get rid of a lot of stress.

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3. Have a fun bonding experience. He shouldn’t just be your husband, but your best friend. This dress shopping experience might be even more fun if he’s there. Picking out a dress can be worrisome, but having your man there might make it more enjoyable and less of a chore.

Did your fiancé help you pick out your wedding dress? Tell us what it was like in the comments!