It’s a question I ask all my couples…will you see each other before the ceremony. It’s a personal decision and steeped in tradition.

There are some wedding traditions worth keeping and some need to be turned on their heads or at least ask yourself why you’re doing it this way.

If a couple has yet to decide and is asking for advice…here goes…

Most times guys stay away from the wedding planning or just go along with the flow and maybe help making decisions about the music or food.

But for the bride-to-be every decision is an emotional one- from the dress to the cake. And women are allowed and even encouraged to emote over her big day details.

So, when the here to for cool groom sees his bride for the first time in her dress, hair, make-up and about-to-be-married glow; that’s when he allows himself to take in the emotions of the day. And sometimes they hit him like a ton of bricks!Brides always worry about crying during the ceremony- It’s the GUYS!

I get excited when I hear my couples say they are going to wait to see each other. It’s an honor and a privilege to be with him when he sees her for the first time.


Seeing each Other Before The Wedding Ceremony


Whether it’s for superstitious reasons, tradition, or because they wanted to see experience that first glance feeling as they walk up the aisle, most couples choose not to see each other before their wedding ceremony.

So we thought we’d do some research, and same across this gorgeous alternative by sharing a moment together before your ceremony, without spoiling the tradition. Julie and Ryan managed to take pre-ceremony photos without actually seeing each other, behind a door.

Not Seeing Each Other Before The Ceremony

Bride and Groom before Wedding Ceremony

Behind The Door Sincere thanks to the lovely Gina Leigh Photography for sharing this emotionally charged images with us.