How do you feel about seeing your bride/groom before the wedding ceremony?
Seeing each other before the ceremony – Pros:
– You get an awesome big reveal moment with just the two of you or with your friends and family (you can customize how intimate you want it).
– It makes for a great photo op.
– You will be more relaxed during the ceremony and there’s less risk that make up will be running down your face in front of hundreds of people.
– You can finish most pictures before the ceremony so you won’t have to step away from the cocktail/reception for a long period of time to take formals. Less rushed and less stressful.
– Goes against tradition
That’s all I can think of in terms of cons. Haha. Although, not seeing each other before the ceremony can produce a spectacular moment too. I love seeing the look on a groom’s face when he sees the bride walk down the aisle for the first time. With everyone standing around, there are a zillion more nerves and everyone is extra emotional. Plus I am hugely entertained when the groom tries to hold back tears. Muahaha.
From the weddings I have attended or photographed, the day seems to go smoother when the couple sees each other before the ceremony. It’s more relaxed and you have more opportunity to enjoy your day. What do you guys think? Please post your personal experience in the comment section below!