What would happen if, out of nowhere, you texted your boyfriend a pic of yourself in a wedding dress? We asked 13 women to do just that. Here's what happened.
1. Courtney, 24, has been dating Brian, 25, for a year and a half.
When Courtney told Brian the dress was just a prank, he texted back, "So I don't need to buy a ring right now?"
2. Marcy, 23, has been dating Matt, 26, for a year and nine months.
Marcy let him off the hook pretty quickly after that. "Sorry I had to trick you," she told him.
"It's cool," he told her. "Was I supposed to freak out or something?"
3. Ali, 27, has been dating Jesse, 29, for a year.
Apparently, Jesse had no idea it was a wedding dress until Ali told him. "He thought it was for me to wear to my sister's wedding or my college reunion," she said.
4. Eliza, 28, has been dating Sam, 30, for four years.
"I felt really bad about this as soon as I did it," Eliza said, "because I thought it might cause him to feel anxious. This feeling only intensified when he sent me a one-word response, which I took as a sure sign that he was pissed. But we talked about it later, and he wasn't mad at all, just busy at work. He also said he wasn't freaked out because he immediately suspected that 'work shenanigans' were afoot. I assured him that I did not like this dress, but he said he really did think I looked pretty in it. If I've learned anything, it's that I can't take him shopping anymore, because he's clearly an enabler."
5. Chelsea, 26, has been dating Mitchell, 28, for four years.
Chelsea let Mitchell in on the joke soon after that and he thought it was so funny that later that night, he went out to dinner with a group of his guy friends and pulled the prank on them. "He showed them my initial text of me in the dress and his bug-eyed reaction and they all started hounding him. 'You're so screwed! She's going to buy the dress and you'll have to get married by the end of the year! Next she'll start talking about babies!' When he finally revealed to them that is was a prank, they laughed and acknowledged the genius of it," Chelsea said.
6. Jada, 27, has been dating Will, 26, for almost two years.
"He was so busy with work that it didn't connect that I was wearing a wedding dress," Jada said. "When he did make that connection (with my help!), he was like 'Oh ... yeah. I'm busy. Sorry. Bye!'"
7. Clara, 28, has been dating Matthew, 32, for two years.
"When I told him it was all just a prank for a post he just said, 'Figures,' and moved on," Clara said.
8. Emily, 27, has been dating Dave, 32, for five years.
"He brought it up when I saw him later that night," Emily said. "He told me I looked beautiful again then asked what we were shooting. He knows my job is weird at this point."
9. Danielle, 22, has been dating Nick, 22, for eight years.
"We've been dating for eight years," Danielle said. "If my braces didn't scare him off I wasn't afraid of sending him a photo of me in a wedding dress. When I told him this was for a post he wasn't phased at all. He's had to do things like talk to me on a landline for an entire week for a post, so receiving a text of me in a wedding dress, which he didn't even realize was a wedding dress, was no big deal. He did say he liked it, though!
10. Brooke, 25, has been dating Eric, 25, for two and a half years.
"After he kept telling me he thought I looked beautiful I felt bad and told him it was for work," Brooke said. He took it well, though.
"Hahahahaha," he texted back. "I should have known."
11. Caitlin, 24, has been dating Colin, 26, for six months.
"Colin has known me long enough to know my work environment is *unique* so I kind of figured it would be hard to fool him," Caitlin said. "After I sent him a pic of me wearing a Disney princess type wedding dress, he responded ASAP with a text that was basically, 'You're pretty. How's work?' I love how sweet he is. But also, I would like to successfully prank him. I'm inspired. I will try again. Sleep with one eye open, bae."
12. Julia, 25, has been dating Brian, 27, for a year and a half.
"I was going to keep texting him, but he called me before I had the chance and I had to explain that it was all a joke,' Julia said. "He was like 'Oh! LOL.' So, he didn't quite freak out, but he wasn't like 'Love it! Wedding dresses forever!' either."
13. Dominique, 21, has been dating Clayton, 23, for a year.
Clayton felt a little silly when Dominique told him it had all been a prank. "Oh my god," he texted back. "Really? Now I'm going to look like an idiot for the whole world to see."
Actually, Clayton, you look like one of the sweetest guys ever.
Dominique also sent the wedding dress pic to her mother, because why not?
Brilliant, Dominique. Simply brilliant!
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