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Getting Ready Together on Your Wedding Day

"Getting ready together on our wedding day was truly one of the best decisions we ever made." This day is all about you and your partner, and it's the perfect opportunity to celebrate your unique love story in a way that feels true to both of you.

"I want to do this for us; getting ready together will be so sweet and romantic!"

One of my favorite ways I’ve seen my couples break tradition is to get ready together. So if you are considering getting ready together or looking for an untraditional wedding idea, this one is for you! Here are a few of my favorite aspects of getting ready together.

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Romantic Moments

On the day that you are marrying your best friend, how sweet would it be to be there for each other as you kick start your new journey together? Enjoying quiet hush of the early morning, allowing yourselves time begin the day with a sense of togetherness that's incredibly romantic.

Some couples even seize this time to read letters they've written to each other or exchange sentimental gifts. What could be sweeter than commencing your day with the one you love, your best friend?

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Calm the Nerves

As a fellow over-thinker, I can relate to those jittery nerves. On your wedding day, you want nothing more than to have your best friend with you every step of the way. Savoring those quiet moments sharing your hopes, dreams, and enjoying a bit of serenity before the whirlwind of the day engulfs you. What could be more comforting than being wrapped in the embrace of the one you love?

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Moments of Intimacy

Your wedding day becomes a whirlwind of guest greetings, group photos, speeches, dances, and endless activities. In some cases, the first time you find a quiet moment with your partner is when you drive away at the end of the night. Just like the magic of a "first look," getting ready together presents you with the precious opportunity to lock eyes and say, "We did this." It's a chance to reflect on the incredible life you've built together and cherish one another for it.

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Preserving the 'Aisle' First Look

Surprisingly, getting ready together often enhances the emotional power of the traditional "aisle" first look. It doesn't diminish this special moment; rather, it adds a unique layer of intimacy. You've shared your excitement and emotions, which makes that walk down the aisle even more profound. You can take in every second as you say those meaningful vows.

Sometimes there are things you want to whisper to each other, words that are meant just for the two of you. These sentiments can be challenging to express in front of a large audience during the ceremony. Often, it takes hours after the ceremony to finally share these personal thoughts, as you navigate group photos, bridal party shots, and the bustling reception.

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