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#31 calgarybride2015

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:58 AM

I am so torn on this one! I think the first look would allow me to cry my little heart out and then get it together for my ceremony (I'm definitely a crier haha) but at the same time theres the whole "seeing the bride before the wedding" tradition and seeing his face while he's standing there

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I agree. I just can't bring myself to do the first look. He will be in tears and I am sure this will put me in tears and possibly ruin my pictures lol but I can't imagine it any other way.

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#32 NJBride2014

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 05:17 AM

My fiance and I decided we don't want to do the first look.  We are going to be traditional about it and wait to see each other at the ceremony when i'm finally walking down the aisle.  Our plan is for him to hang with his groomsmen while I hang out with my sisters and bridesmaids getting pampered all day then get both our reaction when we finally see each other.  The funny thing is we'll actually be married already but I think its more all the emotions of the day that will take over. lol   I'm doing the civil/church ceremony tomorrow so it'll be official I can't believe it, then 13 days until we leave for Cancun!

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#33 MrsCtoB

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:33 AM

@NJBride2014 Aww tomorrow?! So exciting :) I hope its perfect for you

#34 Smellsey

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:03 AM

I have not talked to my fiancĂ© about it yet but I think that I personally am against it for myself. I don't plan on doing hours and hours of pictures and our ceremony is at 3pm. plus that is how I always pictured it.. seeing him at the front of the aisle.  

#35 Lia33

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:43 PM

@NJBride2014 Exciting!!! I agree, even though you will technically be married already, it's all about the emotion and excitement of the full ceremony. I will already be married by the time we have our DW but also don't want us to see each other until the actual ceremony. Congratulations ;-)

#36 Bride2b15

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 09:55 AM

I'm not sure about one of these. I think it might take away the intensity of walking down the isle and seeing his expression as he sees me.

#37 Mangosong

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 11:41 AM

@VegasBride121314 I 100% plan to do a first look. Most of my friends have done it and said it was one of the best decisions they ever made. That having a private moment before the ceremony helped with any pre-wedding nerves and jitters.

#38 puravida2015

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 05:07 AM

I asked my H2B about this and he said we can't see each other. I told him well already be married!, in the end he'll do it if I ask him. :)

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