Post # 1
FI and I are going to have an outdoor ceremony and I just realized that I have no idea how I’m going to get outside and lined up to process without him seeing me. We aren’t having a first look, nor do we want one, I just don’t know how to do it. The venue we’re looking at isn’t usually used for weddings, so they don’t have anything on hand to make an entryway/barrier. It’s not the end of the world to be seen, I just like the element of surprise.
So, please help me. What are you using for an entry way? Will you be visible behind it? How does this all work?
Post # 3
@HonoraryNerd: I am getting married in a campsite and I was thinking about maybe getting (or making) one of those folding room dividers to stand behind while our flower girls and ring bearer go down the aisle. my aisle has to go behind the last row and then turn to go down the middle because of our site I think, so I think I can get it to not be weird.
Post # 4
@HonoraryNerd: Do you have a pic of your venue so we could come up with some ideas for you?
Post # 5
@julies1949: We don’t have one selected yet (our date may be changing, we’ll know in a couple weeks). This is the outside area of the frontrunner, though:
Once we know what date we’re going with, we’ll nail down a venue. Like I said, they don’t usually do weddings, so I have no idea what kind of setup we’ll be looking at.
Post # 6
What about something like this? You can hide behind the curtain while your bridesmaids walk down and then the doors can close and re-open for your grand entrance!
Post # 7
I was going to suggest the room divider mentioned above. You could decorate it with gorgeous chiffon and flowers in your wedding colours, and then have it moved somewhere in the reception site afterwards… maybe behind the head table, if you’re doing that?
My dad convinced me to do the longest walk ever so that I wouldn’t be seen and didn’t have to walk down a very narrow set of stairs. I’m ok with it now, as we’re going to have a first look and those around me are all very dear friends and family.
Post # 8
Depending on how casual you want to go, and what kind of budget you have (those doors look ex-pens-ive) You could alwas get the best man to cover his eyes while you were walking down. Sure to get a bit of a giggle and free! I’m thinking of doing that for my school camp wedding haha.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
Hm, good question! I have never thought about it.
Maybe I’ll get a friend to blind-fold FH until the procession starts. 😉
Post # 10
I wish I would have done something like this. At the time, I didn’t think it would be that big of deal and just figured that I would just walk down the aisle even though it was a long walk. It was a little awkward because the walk was long, and I had to wait a little at the end of the aisle while everyone else walked down. So my husband saw me from a good distance away which was pretty annoying and I couldn’t see his true reaction to seeing me.