"Will you see each other before the bride walks down the aisle?"
The options were; yes, no, undecided. With 80% of the votes, NO, was our winner. It seems that most everyone still likes to partake in the tradition of not seeing each other until the ceremony. There is something so incredibly special about waiting all day long before your future hubby can see you.
Here is a picture of my husband waiting for me to begin my walk down the aisle! Precious!
However, the new trend of having a first look before the ceremony is becoming more and more popular. Several of my brides have opted for this option and they loved their moment together. Here are three images from my bride and groom, Caitlin & Phillip.
Then of course, there is an even newer trend of allowing the bride to see the groom. However, the groom is not allowed to see the bride. One of my brides needed to see her groom. So, we tied a tie around his eyes and the moment was spectacular. It made for a really awesome picture too!
No matter which option you choose, just remember to do what YOU want to do. Do NOT let a photographer try to talk you into seeing each other before the ceremony, just for the sole purpose to get bride & groom photos done early. If planned properly, you will have enough time to have pictures done at any point during the wedding day.
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