Tradition dictates that you shouldn’t see each other before the ceremony, but we haven't heard anything about avoiding each other completely.
You could meet on either side of a door, with a squeeze of hands to calm any nerves. With the help of your bridal party, you could even share a cuddle blindfolded.
And for those happy to throw tradition to the wind, you could even share your first look at each other. Just make sure your photographer is ready with the camera - these candid shots will be full of romance!
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Borrow a trend from across the pond and set up a sweetheart table on your wedding day. Designed for two, position your table in the centre of the room so you can still see and mingle with your guests. But, when you want to, it can be just the two of you.
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Treats for two
However you plan your reception tables, you’ll almost certainly sit beside your new spouse. Take advantage of your close proximity with a sharing dessert.
You can socialise through the first few courses, but as the sweet finale arrives, you’ll only have eyes for each other... Even if that’s to guard your half!
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Whether this is a moment you can’t wait for or feel nervous about, your first dance is also the perfect opportunity for quality time. Think of it as one long cuddle with some shuffling thrown in!
All eyes will be on you, but thanks to the music no one can hear you. As you sway across the dance floor, you can share your favourite moments of the day.
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Planning couple’s portraits at golden hour gives you the perfect excuse for some ‘us time’ amid the small talk and toasts.
Your photographer will be more than happy for you to be yourselves - walking hand in hand, laughing together, stealing a quick kiss...
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Armed with these ideas, you're all set to enjoy your wedding day without any regrets. There'll be time to socialise, time to celebrate and time to step back and take it all in. Make sure every minute is perfect for you with our best advice on making your wedding uniquely your own.