Since we’re now in 2017 there are a few less hard and fast rules and traditions that simply must be followed. Excluding the legal jargon in the ceremony, there’s really not much that you ‘have’ to do on your wedding day. From cutting the cake to exchanging rings everything is optional. Why not take some time to consider what rules and traditions you’d like to keep and what is less important to you.
One of those rules that is often being broken now is not seeing your partner before the wedding day. Sometimes this is purely done for timing sake- for instance with a winter wedding that may be taking place at 4pm, there’s probably only going to be 30 or so mins of light after the ceremony. It can be a little bit stressful to try and fit in family photos, bridal party shots and couple shots in that timeframe.
Alternatively, some couple would prefer to see each other prior to the ceremony to reduce stress and have a beautiful private moment. This can be less intense than having every single one of your family and friends watching you when you see your bride/groom for the first time on your wedding day. Some also want to spend as much time together as they can on the day, which makes a lot of sense to me!
Don’t be too worried that this will ruin the surprise. After all- there’s many ways we can do the first look that builds tension and excitement! It’s a moment where you can grip each other, shed a few tears and honestly say hello for the first time in your bridal gear.
A first look is a big decision and it may not be a right fit for every couple. If you’d like to have a chat please don’t hesitate to contact me