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

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did a first look and then did all our wedding pics before our 5:00 ceremony. That way there was no break between the ceremony and reception so our guests didnt have to fend for themselves for a few hours.

 

Seeing each other for the first time without a 100 people also watching you is much more intitmate…and its JUST as much of a surprise either way.

 

 

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Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

When it does happen, I plan to stay with my SO the night before. I just sleep better with him there, and I want to be well rested for the big day. The inn we expect to book is pet-friendly, so we’ll be bringing our cat too. I don’t know if we’ll get ready together though, but I like to imagine how romantic it would be to do so.

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh…i forgot to say that we spent the night apart before the wedding. IT was easies….my mom and sisters were from out of town and he stayed at his parents so his mom could have her “little boy” home one last night 🙂

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh…i forgot to say that we spent the night apart before the wedding. IT was easies….my mom and sisters were from out of town and he stayed at his parents so his mom could have her “little boy” home one last night 🙂

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We will propably buck traditionand spend the night together as well as get ready (to a point–differing duties &etc) together.

I personally do not really see the big deal either way, it all depends on what each individual couple wants to do and is comfortable with.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

We’re going our separate ways after the rehearsal dinner, but we’re doing a first look which we are both super excited about!!

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My Fiance has already laced me up in a corset and spread out my ‘back fat’ to make sure that the dress fit properly. Sexy, huh?

(But I did get the ‘holy shit!’ look already when I came out in the dress in the store. I remember it. It’s okay that it wasn’t on film.)

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We didn’t see each other until our 1st look. It made it really nice to get all the pictures done before the ceremony. 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we’ll be spending the night apart- and he won’t have any idea of what dress I get….

but we will be doing a first look before the ceremony. 🙂 

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

We aren’t going to sleep together the night before, (at least, not in the same bed!) and I’m pretty anti-first look, so….

Also, if a photog EVER tells you something like that, run. Any competent photographer will be able to get you HUNDREDS of shots to choose from. In fact, my boyfriend shoots weddings for friends, family and coworkers as an amateur (though he does have a good camera) and has yet to encounter a wedding where he didn’t bring home a TON of pics. And that’s just him shooting alone- many of the best photographers will bring an additional cameraperson (or two!)

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 1999

Not sure if we’ll sleep in the same bed the night before. But we will definately see each other before I walk down the isle. I know I’ll cry and he might as well. That way we’ll be able to take some pictures beforehand and releave a bit of the pressure before the vows.

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

Darling Husband saw me in my wedding dress, in a test photo accidentally left in the printer months before!

I wasn’t going to do a first look but my mom insisted and was glad I did. The photogs got a good photo we used for thank you postcard.

We slept apart the night before (and all prior nights) but had a couple’s massage and intimate dinner together the night before our morning wedding.

Darling Husband cried (like a baby)  regardless, before and during our ceremony.

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