Ask any bride or groom and they will tell you the same thing. The wedding day flies by in the blink of an eye.
One of the best ways to give yourselves the opportunity really savour the day is to plan in some time alone together, away from your wedding party to just enjoy the moment.
So without further ado, here are my five top tips for how to make more time for yourselves on your wedding day:
Get Ready Together
Yes, traditionally the bride and groom were not supposed to see each other before their wedding, but this is such an old tradition. I photographed a wedding last year where the couple got ready together in their own home and they both said how much calmer they were because of that.
Have A First Look
If you do want that first glimpse of each other on your wedding day to be when you are all dressed up, then you could opt for a first look. This is where the bride and groom (along with the photographer) see each other in private before the ceremony, in an intimate moment that is only for the two of you.
Hold A Private Vow or Letter Reading
Lots of couples dream about writing their own vows or writing love letters to each other on the wedding day. If you want to do this but don’t really want to share these private feelings and thoughts with your whole wedding party, you could organise to sneak away somewhere private and read them to each other.
Schedule A Longer Photo Session
During you couple photos, you’ll get some time to be alone with each other. And the more time you have, the more you can relax and enjoy the crazy new feeling of being newlyweds.
Have A Break In The Schedule
If you have an early ceremony and don’t want to start the evening meal too early, plan a 2-3 hour break in the schedule and book a hotel room where you can go, chill out and recharge your batteries ready for the evening celebrations.
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