(Closed) Breaking tradition—are you going to let your groom see you before the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yes, we did a first look and slept together so we saw eachother the day of and he saw me in the dress before we walked down the aisle.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We went to the opposite extreme.  My wife and I picked out our gowns together, so that we could get coordinating ones.  We slept together (sharing a bed with two dogs) the night before.  And we got ready together at the synagogue.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We’re doing a small destination wedding.  We’ll be sleeping by each other the night before, parting ways part of the way through the day and probably doing a first look.  We’ve been together for so long it just seems like it’d be hard for me to sleep without him there knowing he could be.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m doing a little bit of both… Keeping to tradition in that he won’t see my dress until our wedding day, nor have even any hints about it; and in that we will be staying in different rooms the night before… I will be staying with all of my girls in 2 hotel rooms adjoining, one big sleepover before I’m a married woman ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re going away from tradition in that I want to do a First Look right before the wedding! I love looking at First Looks, they’re just a special moment alone together the day of the wedding!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We will be doing separate hotel rooms, he has not seen my dress, and the first time he sees me that day will be when I walk down the aisle. We aren’t doing a lot of traditions, but this is one we both agreed to do. 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had a first look type of photo where he got to see my dress in a private setting – well, as private as you can be with a photographer and videographer standing there, lol. We did it purely for timeliness sake – we were able to spend a lot more quality time at our reception because we did 99% of the photos before the wedding (not to mention we got LOTS of super amazing pictures, had more fun and it was less stressful because I had my best friend there with me).

Bella

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We’re doing a first look, and will be staying together the night before. Why not?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ Statutory Grape – my thought exactly. We did the same thing. My parents (ok, my mom mostly) were against my staying at our house the night before but oh well. Our wedding, our bed and where I’m most comfortable – so we did what we wanted. ๐Ÿ™‚ Worked out great!

Bella

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Darling Husband saw me in the dress 1.5 years before the wedding day b/c when I got it in the mail I was so excited I had to put it on! I made him zip me up!

We slept together in our house the night before so that we would sleep better.

He saw me on the wedding day before I walked down the aisle b/c we took pictures together before the ceremony. I hate waiting around after the ceremony for the bride and groom to finish taking pictures!

I wouldn’t change a thing!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

He has not seen my dress, nor will he see me in it until our first look before the wedding.  We will be sleeping together the night before the wedding and spend the morning together before we separate to get ready for the first look.  I don’t want to wake up on my wedding day without him ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I do not want to see him before the ceremony but my photographer said that if we don’t do a first look, we will not get alot of pictures so I will be seeing him before.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think we will probably spend the night together before, I might stay at my Mom’s. We will get ready seperate and I don’t want him to see the dress until I’m walking down the isle.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My FH and I plan to sleep in seperate hotel rooms the night before the wedding but will be taking pictures together the morning of! We wanted to have a private moment before we say our vows and the day gets crazy. Our photographer said he recommended it, providing we are open to the idea. Not to mention, it saves time after the ceremony, which in turn leaves room for more partying with the fam and friends!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re also doing first look and photos prior to the wedding.  But until that moment, we’re not seeing each other.

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