Poll:seeing each other before ceremony

How many of you did or will see your fiance before the ceremony?  I mean did you take pictures before the ceremony or was your first look when you decended down the aisle?

Posted on July 21, 2008 at 9:35 pm
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I wanted to get together before for pictures, but he wanted nothing of it. One of his few demands is we don't see each other after the rehersal dinner until I walk down the aisle. I just feel bad for the guests... there is an hour and a half between the ceremony and the reception to allow for great pics...


Can't win them all!

Posted on July 21, 2008 at 10:50 pm
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I don't think either one of us wants to see each other before the ceremony...the best part of my day (in my opinion) will be his face when he first sees me walk down the aisle...its my favorite part of any wedding...

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 1:30 am
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first look was when walking down the aisle....

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 2:01 am
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we can't decide.....at first we were going to wait....and now we might take a few pics before so we can have more time with our guests at the cocktail hour....

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 2:41 am
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Fi isn't going to see me until I walk down the aisle...I cant wait to see his face.  I guess this is one of the few "traditional" things we are doing.

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 2:45 am
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DH and I went the traditional way...ditto pinay our first look was when I was walking down the aisle. 

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 3:28 am
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We can't decide either.  We didn't want to see each other until the ceremony but now we have been thinking of picking a nice spot in the park where we can see each other for the first time and then take pictures.  This way we will have more time to enjoy our reception.  It goes so fast and I want to enjoy every minute of it.

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 4:10 am
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First look was also walking down the aisle. One of my most absolute favorite picture,  when DH was sticking his neck out trying to get a glimpse of me. Last time we saw each other was at the rehearsal dinner and no phone calls were allowed. My most fondest memory of the wedding was when I was outside the garden and my DH called, my friend said "sorry, you can't talk to the bride." To my surprise my friend said, " Jay just wants you to know he can't wait to see you, he misses you, and he can't wait to marry you." My DH is the most unromantic guy but he professed this in front of 10 girls in a limo....lol


IMO, the excitement and rush of emotions you both feel on your wedding day can never be duplicated. I'm sure your guests would understand.

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 4:16 am
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but in a way...it would be nice if the first time we see each other that day it was just the two of us (and photog and videographer of course!)

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 4:18 am
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Manolo~ your post made tears come to my eyes!

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 4:20 am
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We're waiting til I walk down the aisle, I cant wait to see his face when he sees me.

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 4:24 am
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We're doing the traditional not seeing me before I walk down the aisle. I'm staying in a separate hotel room with my sister (my maid of honor) and he's staying by himself. We thought about it and we both really like the traditional way.

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 4:25 am
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DH was very traditional for all of the wedding planning/details.  Yet, when it came to this subject he was adamant about seeing each other before, where I wanted to have the big reveal as I walked down the aisle.  His reasoning was because he knew that I would be nervous walking down the aisle if we didn't see each other beforehand (and he was probably right).  We also did it this way because we didn't have alot of time in between the ceremony and reception.  I will say it was probably one of the best things we did.  It gave us time to be together alone and really take in what was happening that day.  It was also the calmest most relaxing time because after the ceremony there were the family pictures and other "formal" pictures to be had.  I am really glad we did it this way because it also enabled us to get ALOT of pictures of the 2 of us.  I still was nervous walking down the aisle, but not as nervous.  I still have a great picture of him seeing me come down the aisle.  I still had the rush of knowing that I was about to marry my man. 

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 8:07 am
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i think it'll make me less apt to cry as i'm walking down the aisle....but i'm sure there will definitely be tears when we see each other before the ceremony....if we do that....oh decisions!  Good thing wedding isn't until April!

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 8:09 am
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We're waiting!

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 8:11 am
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We're seeing each other prior to the ceremony to take pictures. I was objecting to it at first, but because our ceremony is in the late evening I was concerned with the lack of natural lighting. As long as the photog and the videog capture the first moment we see each other, I'm okay with it.

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 8:12 am
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We are!! We are taking pics before so after the ceremony we can party it up!!! We are having a special unveiling before that is being set up by the coordinator!

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 8:16 am
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Posted on July 22, 2008 at 9:11 am
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i'm so afraid that the look on his face will make me start bawling....(in a good way!)

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 9:15 am
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I don't know either!! He wants to do it before...I wanted to wait, to make it more dramatic. :) He likes the idea of the first sight to be more intimate.

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 9:25 am
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