(Closed) Will you be seeing each other before the wedding??

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Seeing each other prior to the wedding ceremony?
    Yes : (68 votes)
    25 %
    Yes, but only due to photography : (62 votes)
    22 %
    No : (115 votes)
    42 %
    Not sure yet : (31 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    we won’t be seeing each other before the wedding because i want that first look moment to be when i am coming down the aisle. i think it will just make the ceremony more special.

    Post # 4
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    We will be seeing each other before the ceremony to take photographs.  I didn’t like that at 1st because I am somewhat of a traditional bride, but we are getting married on the beach, which is non-traditional, but after thinking about it, I kinda like it now, it will just be romantic to spend that time together (because its just for photos of us two) & it will kind of set the mood I think…

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Our photographer does the first look thing really well (his assistant behind one of us, him behind the other, so they can capture our faces over each other’s shoulders (without getting in the shots of course!)), so I don’t really mind breaking tradition. It’ll be nice to see him before the ceremony, cause I know he’ll help calm my nerves a LOT. And he’s going to give me my present (a necklace I’m wearing in the ceremony) then, so the photographer can capture that too.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    @ MrsFlatt — I’m the same way … I am excited for a special "first look" moment. Just us (and hte photographers!) and a little time to destress and take some deep breaths together.  He’s the person who can calm me down the most, and I know I will need to be calmed.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee

    We’ll see each other before the wedding, both because it’s easier for photographs and because I wanted to do it.  I feel like I’m going to be a little anxious on the actual day and seeing him will relax me.  I knew if I waited until I was walking down the aisle, I’d be a basket case!

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We’re not seeing each other before the wedding.  It was the one major tradition request from my fiance, and I coudnt say no, even though I wouldnt have minded the first look and photography beforehand.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Not until the ceremony.  It’s too much of a tradition for me.  Something I’ve been waiting for!  I like the anxious wait ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Yep, we’ll be catching that first glimpse pre-ceremony. My reasoning was three-fold:

    * Will probably help ease the emotions/jitters before the big walk down the aisle – mostly to help prevent me from tearing up, as I usually do at emotional events.

    * Will allow for amazing photos, since we won’t be in a time crunch

    * Will prevent our reception guests from the oh-so-grueling wait for the bridal party to complete the after-ceremony photos (since most will be done earlier in the day)

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We are having an evening wedding so seeing each other before the ceremony provides plenty of time to take all the pictures before the ceremony.  I feel like us seeing each of alone caputred by the photographer is actually more special because it is about us and being able to see our reactions and not rushing right into the ceremony.  He will still get the great reaction when I am walking down the aisle towards him because that is the moment when he knows I’m becoming his wife.

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Yes. Unfornately, our rehearsal has to be held the day of the wedding, so we will do a quick run through just hours before the ceremony….not ideal but there is a wedding the day before & they have it rented until the next day ๐Ÿ™ At least I won’t be dressed up during the rehearsal, if I have to I’ll wear sunglasses and a scarf over my head so my Fiance won’t be able to see what I’ll look like ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    This was somthing we both agreed on instantly. We were going to see eachother before. Why? Well I’m not alloud to watch  Extreme Home Makeover, those Pedigree Dog commercails or any of StillMotions vidoes, noticing a theme. I cry like hiddeous, gulping for air, qivering lip cry, at the slightest emotion evoking encounter. Not cool. I so do not want to be that girl. I thought that maybe I would be so nervous walking down the aisle that I might not- but we both agreed not to even take that chance.

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We live together so I told him that I am staying over at my parents’ house the night before and he thinks I should stay with him.  I look forward to the anticipation and excitement of first seeing me in my dress at the ceremony.  I guess I am the traditional one

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I really don’t want to see my fiance before our ceremony but we’re having a late destination wedding and may have to do our pics beforehand so we don’t run out of sunlight. 

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We will absolutely be seeing each other. We’re actually walking down the aisle together, since we are doing this as equal partners and such. He actually helped me pick out my dress, since I trust his style opinion perhaps more than anyone else I know ๐Ÿ™‚

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