People are often surprised to find out that my husband saw me in my wedding dress 3 weeks before our wedding. We got all dressed in our wedding day get-up and went to a few locations to take pictures. Aka, Bridals & Groomals.
The reason I even considered this option is because it's something my older sister did awhile before her wedding to make her wedding day a little less complicated. After we realized our wedding ceremony would not be until 3 PM and our reception just a few hours later, we wondered how we would fit a wedding ceremony, luncheon, pictures and reception all in such a short amount of time.
We decided to do Bridals & Groomals because it would make the day run a little smoother and a little more stress free. We spent about 2 hours on a weeknight going to a few different locations and taking lovey dovey pictures, that way on our wedding day, we could mostly focus on family photos.
I'm SO glad we did. The temple was running a little behind schedule so our wedding ceremony ran a little late. It wasn't stressful at all because we still had time to take all our family photos as well as a few with just us.
I wouldn't say this is for everyone. Some people need that magic of seeing their future spouse in their wedding attire for the first time ON the wedding day, and that's 100% okay! I'm glad we did, and it worked wonderfully for us, and made our wedding day run so much smoother.
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Did you take any pictures before your wedding?