That’s What She Said ~ Bad Luck or Smart Planning?

Whether you are superstitious or just traditional, you may choose to wait and see the look of surprise on your grooms face when he first sees you walking down the aisle. Many brides agree that although they do not believe it is “bad luck”, they will be waiting for the big reveal at the ceremony. Some still believe in the bad voodoo that might come their way if they don’t stick with tradition.

We asked brides, “Is it bad luck for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony or should you take pictures beforehand so you can go straight to the reception?”

Here are some of our favorite answers!

“I think it is bad luck..gotta stick with tradition!”  -Kellie W.
 
“I don’t think it is bad luck. I think seeing the groom beforehand helps to relieve some anxiety and nervousness surrounding the whole walking down the aisle thing. Also, you get to talk to your groom beforehand and have some cute pictures that will last a lifetime!”  -Sarah B.
 
“We have no choice to see each other before the wedding we are getting married in Vegas and will be in the limo together but I’m wearing a long coat so he cant see the dress at least. I believe in tradition but under the circumstances we will have to do it this way.”  -Brandi M.
 
“I don’t think its bad luck, but I do think it makes the moment he see’s his bride coming down the aisle that much more special. It’s such a build up for the groom, he is already nervous and then when he is able to see her coming it’s almost a moment made just for the two of them….I say wait until the ceremony to see each other….”  -Pamala W.
 
“Whether it is good luck or bad luck, I believe it is traditional to wait… and that is what Weddings are about for the most part is tradition. It may save a little time by taking the photos prior, but not as much fun as the look on both of their faces as they see each other for the first time at the ceremony!”  -Lori N.
 
“I believe it’s bad luck for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony, not only bad luck but for me it’s tradition to wait to see each other. The suspense will be worth it, I can’t wait for that moment when I see my future husband at the altar.”  -Maitai G.
 
“I don’t believe its bad luck. I just want to make sure everything is picture perfect. I have seen him everyday since we started dating and I don’t think not seeing him the night before is going to change anything!”  -Vi P.
 
“If seeing each other before the wedding is all it takes to ruin a marriage, then we’re in trouble! We are seeing each other and doing pictures before because I know I will cry through the wedding and I don’t want my makeup to be messed up in the pictures!”  -Kristen G.
 
“I don’t think it is bad luck to see each other before the wedding but I think the best way is to take all of the pictures separately before the wedding. Then after the wedding take pictures together as bride and groom and everyone else…”  -Samantha H.
 
“To me it depends on the couple and their beliefs. Some ppl feel it’s bad luck and other’s don’t believe in it at all. There is no rules when getting married. I feel due as you please. If you want to see him before or after it’s up to the two of you. It’s your day and you should be able to do whatever you feel that makes the two of you happy. and comfortable…”  -Alaya L.

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