Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2017 - Downtown Riverfront Cafe
Initially, my FI and I didn’t plan on seeing eachother until the ceremony, but now I don’t see how that is possible. We will be married in a very remote, out of state location with only us, the officiant, and photographer present. I will need someone’s help getting into my dress and I’m thinking it may have to be him. Did anybody else get ready in the presence of their FI or have any alternative ideas? <3
Post # 3
We got ready at our house… he helped me into my dress and I helped him straighten his tie and then did the whole lint roller thing on his suit (we have 2 cats and a dog, there’s always hair LOL).
I went out that morning and had my hair done then came home to do my own makeup and get ready. He kept my wine filled while I fiddled with the makeup, etc.
I wouldn’t change a thing!
Post # 4
we got ready together. we had a wonderful time. we were staying at a suite in a hotel and once my hair and nails were done, we planned to spend this time having champagne and snacks together. he helped me in my dress and zipped it up, put my shoes on, etc.
it was a very memorable time during that busy wedding day. so glad we did it this way. loved it.
Post # 5
We chose not to see each other until right before the ceremony. We had our little reveal with the photographer. I went to get my hair done at the salon and got zipped into my dress at the seamstress’s house. That wasn’t planned, but she took until the last minute to finish the alterations. Then I came home to do makeup while DH stayed in another part of the house.
Post # 6
If you’re staying in a hotel you can always ask them if they can send someone up to help you get into your dress. I know the resort I’m having mine at provides a dressing assistant in their wedding package.
Post # 7
I may get ready with my FI. We’ve been best friends for years, and there’s something calming about his presence. I think I’d need it on the big day. I say go for it. 🙂
Post # 8
I think we didn’t know what we were doing (get ready all the way together, or first look) until we were driving in the car to Canada.
H and I got ready in the same hotel room.
I was in my slip and corset bra with a fleece jacket on. Once he left the room to go wait, my photographer zipped up my gown and tied my sash for me (I was practicing to do this alone, but she was there already). I just met her in person like 20 minutes prior to her zipping me up.
The photographer got waiting shots of me and waiting shots of my H outside. He saw the gown on the hanger, but he never saw me all dolled up with the complete look! Then we did a first look moments later, right near the ceremony location. If anything, this helped get some jitters out for us!
Right after the first look, we walked into the ceremony space arm in arm. It’s a Swedish custom for the B&G to walk in together, and I really liked being able to go in arm in arm, opposed to him just looking at me walking in. To me that was calming.
Post # 9
We are having a DW/elopement so it’ll just be the two of us. We’ll help each other get ready and we are even walking down the aisle together. I’m really looking forward to it and think it’ll be very special.
Post # 10
How comfortable are you with the photographer or officiant? I second that the hotel may be able to provide someone. Remember, you will probably already be pretty darn modest at that point, once the underlayers are in place!
Post # 11
We got ready together. When we eloped, we were staying at a hotel near the venue, so there was no way around it. It wasn’t a big deal. I did my hair and make-up at the hotel, then we changed clothes at the venue. I thought it was sweet, actually.
Post # 12
You know I was worried about this. We got married in Vegas and when you think ahead of time, it seems so unromantic and so apparent that you are getting married just you two. Actually, it was such a sweet moment that we spent together. He was in the other room while I got my hair and makeup done, then he helped me with my dress and the moment that I turned around with everything fixed, zipped and done- it was just as special as if he hadn’t seen me until that moment. It really goes along with eloping and it just being you two there. I don’t know how to explain it but I actually really really liked getting ready together- wouldn’t of changed it!
Post # 13
A friend of mine eloped and totally couldn’t get into her corset dress alone. She was super frustrated, but the hotel ended up calling up to see if she needed anything, and they sent someone up right away to tie her in.
Post # 14
@RDH0513: Ditto!!!! DH actually teared up in our dining room when I came down the stairs of our own house.