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    • EmmaG
      CommentAuthorEmmaG
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    Hey , just wondering if anyone out there is doing what they call a first look ? so a hour or 2 before the ceremony , the bride and groom meet up alone and see each other for the first time and have photos done then , so after the ceremony you don't have to leave everyone , can enjoy being with everyone having canapes and drinks e.t.c Plus you wont be all nervous walking down the aisle as you have seen each other already, so means more relaxed. I have read quite a few wedding articles where people have done it, most brides in America do it, something like 75% do. I had never heard of it before recently. Thinking about doing it :) I like the idea or being more relaxed at ceremony, think I'm more likely remember it all the more relaxed I am and like the idea of hanging out with everyone enjoying the canapes too :)

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    I would consider it, but we are getting married at half 12 so quite an early ceremony.

    Another thing I have heard, which I thought was lovely... was a couple who got married with just their parents there first thing in the morning at the registry office, then they went their separate ways got ready and went to their venue, where they had a ceremony in front of all their friends and family (they didn't have to have a registrar there as the legal bit was done and they had the ceremony exactly how they wanted it because again, the legal bit was already done.) I thought that was another lovely idea, which I would have considered if we weren't having a Church wedding anyway.




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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    I think I'm more inclined to stick to the traditional way and not see OH until I walk down the aisle.... There is nothing wrong with the 'first look' approach but for me, seeing the look on his face is more important. I can understand the wanting to be more relaxed though

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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    I'm not going to do it either my oh likes to wind me up every chance he gets so not giving him the opportunity, and for me the look on his face when he sees me walking down the aisle will be priceless in front of everyone, however I do think the first look idea fits in perfectly with your wedding plans xx

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    • SamK0
      CommentAuthorSamK0
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    I think the same as you emmilou. I want to see the look on his face as I think it's imlortant for me. But each to there own and if that's what you want to do then go for it because it's your big day x




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    • EmmaG
      CommentAuthorEmmaG
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    yes I know what you mean, think maybe I do want that nervous excitedness when walk down... its going to fairly relaxed already with everyone already being at venue for the night before.. think I will ask the H2B and see what he thinks of idea, if anyone on here does do it would love to hear from you .. isn't it exciting thinking about walking down the aisle !! :) x

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    I don't know how I feel about walking down the aisle. I feel a little sick, haha-hopefully I won't feel too sick on the day ;)

    I'm sure I'll be fine though, probably end up shaking... but hopefully not too noticeable. Very exciting though, I cannot wait.




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    • EmmaG
      CommentAuthorEmmaG
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Yes you will be fine, have a glass of cava to stop the shakes beforehand..ha.. or if you do get nearer the date and still feel like that I can highly recommend Flower remedy.. take a few drops and it really does help in these sort or situs x

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
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    I have read about his first look moment. But I really want to see his face when I walk down the aisle, and see his surprise face or whatever lol I think it can be lovely to calm down your nerves. I've also seen something about meeting before the ceremony without seeing each other. Having a door between the groom and the bride... and just holding hands <3 So cute lol
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 12th 2015
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    We never done this, hubby even kept looking forward until I was beside him, he said he did not want to look around, wanted to wait until I was by his side.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 12th 2015
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    We didn't, we stuck to tradition and loved it that way.

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    • AH86
      CommentAuthorAH86
      Posted: Jan 12th 2015
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    Tradition for us. I also want to see his face walking down the isle

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 12th 2015
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    I wouldn't want to do that.. would wipe away all the excitement for me. I don't want him to see me until I am walking down the aisle :) would kind of be a bit of an ant-climax for me I think x

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 12th 2015
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    I saw 4 weddings once and they done it on there. The other three brides were gobsmacked that they were having pics done before the wedding.

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 12th 2015
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    It's a good idea if you want to keep it as nerve/stree free as you can, however I'm certainly too excited to see OHs face and the reactions that it will keep me focused on getting down the aisle ha! I think it would take away from the ceremony if he saw me first.

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 12th 2015
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    I'm looking forward to seeing his face when I walk down the aisle as well. It better be a good reaction haha




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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 12th 2015
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    Eee makes me feel all giddy thinking about it. I have feeling that's the moment I'm going to start crying lol

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 12th 2015
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    Yeah, I really hope I don't cry-I'll be worried about my make-up but will be very surprised if it doesn't happen




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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 12th 2015
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    I'm more than a bit terrified of walking down the aisle but I think I'd want to see the look on OH's face when I do. Mostly because he won't be used to seeing me dressed up to the nines because I'm such a tomboy and live in jeans and hoodies. Every bride is different though, so I say go for it if you want to Emma :o)
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    • EmmaG
      CommentAuthorEmmaG
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 14th 2015
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    yes its quite a big thing walking down the aisle isn't it.. Im going to decide nearer the time how I feel about a first look . I had never heard of it until recently so was interested if others had and if anyone going to do it ! so exciting ! im already dreading when its all over .. ha...

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