My first Wedding, my Ex-H and I spent the Night Before the Wedding apart. I was at my Parent’s house, and he at the Hotel with his Family etc.
Looking back, I liked the concept… and particularly the fact that he didn’t see me until I walked down the aisle (and he was naturally bowled over)
There was something also very sweet about our good-bye kiss after the Rehearsal Party… and the minutes we shared before he left for the Hotel… hard to put into words, but it was magical and filled with anticipation etc.
This time round…
I thought I wanted to do something similiar.
And when we were orginally getting married in Myrtle Beach it would have all been quite possible… Mr TTR in our rented Condo, and me in a fancy Hotel Suite (same one booked for our Wedding Night)… and enjoying the solitude, and getting ready there etc the next day, before showing up (bowling him over) when I got to the Venue for the Ceremony
But alas, things were not to be
Change in plans… in a good way in that our Wedding has moved to warmer climes of The Keys
Strategically having two hotel rooms won’t work. So we’ll be together the night before.
But that is ok… he promises me he’ll let me have my time to keep the surprise / magic on our Wedding Day by clearing out of the room so that we won’t see each other much on the Day Of… other than for Breakfast.
Then I’m off to my Hair & Make Up Appointment… and he’ll be getting ready himself. Lol, although he gets to go super-casual for this Wedding (Dockers, Shirt & Flip-Flops) so it won’t take him long. Then he’ll be gone by the time I return to the room.
Next time I’ll see him will be for our “First Look”… that should be fun. Hopefully our Photographer can have some fun with that.
Then we’ll be headed to the Ceremony on the beach.
All-in-all it works out quite well… as I have very much wanted to keep this Wedding distinctly different from my first one.