Post # 1
My fiance and I are trying to sign our photography contract and figure out about how much time we need. Originally, we were trying to follow the don’t see each other before the ceremony rule and just take all of our pictures after the ceremony, before the reception. I’m very emotional and I know I’m probably going to cry and combined with my nerves, I get this rash thing on my chest that takes a while to go away when I get worked up and I’m scared that’s going to happen during the ceremony and then I’ll be ugly in all of the pictures! lol. I know this may sound silly but it does happen and I want to be able to have beautiful pictures. So, we are discussing having an hour after we get ready before the ceremony to take some pictures together which would ruin him seeing me in my dress and everything. What is/has everyone else done?
Post # 3
So just wrote a post about this same thing just 2 minutes ago! Shoulda looked better. I am on the fence about this issue too. Right now we are seeing each other before and have a private moment arranged. But I do kinda like the traditional and the fun of him not seeing me until I walk down the aisle. So now I need to call my photographer back and see if she really can make it work. If she can I think my plans may change and we’ll do as many shots beforehand without him seeing me and then just quickly do a few after before we have to get out. (Catholic church and so we have to be out by 3:30 for the evening mass.)
Post # 4
Hi ladies! I’m in the same dilemma…did you do the pre ceremony photos?
Post # 5
I did pre-ceremony photos and first look photos and they turned out beautiful! It was such a special moment for my husband and I and didn’t take away from walking down the aisle at all! Plus we took the majority of our bridal party pictures before the ceremony and got to enjoy almost all of our private cocktail hour 🙂