Ohhh, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. You, my dear, are walking down the aisle towards your man. But hey! You’re not walking down in silence (thank God), you’re walking along the sounds and rhythm of your favorite song. Whether that is something traditional or something more unique and not seen (heard) before. Music sets the mood of the event. It’s easier for your guests to burst in tears (haha), it really contributes to people getting more emotional. We can all agree that soundtracks in movies lift the whole scene up to another level. It just seems like a background noise but it’s something worth paying your attention to.
Let’s face it, it will give you more confidence as you are walking. Maybe you’ll get a better posture. Shoulders back, chin up! And from the inside you’re thinking “Yes, I’m beautiful. I have my hair and makeup done. My dress is gorgeous, and this is my time to shine.” It’s like on the show Dancing with the stars but this time you’re the star! (Ask your dad, he’ll confirm) 😊
If you prefer songs that are more traditional. Hence make you more confident and are aligned with your preferred vibes. Here is the list of songs you might consider.
- Ave Maria – Schubert
- The Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn
- Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner
- Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
- Can’t help falling in love – Any version
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Air on G String
- The Four Seasons: Spring – Antonio Vivaldi
- Cello suite No.1 – Bach
- The swan – Saint-Saens
- Water music (Air) – Handel
If you’re leaning more towards the modern side or want to walk down the aisle with a song that will be an unexpected little surprise. You might take a look at these:
- Make you feel my love – Adele
- Elton John – Your song
- Time after time – Iron & Wine
- La Vie En Rose – Emilly Watts
- When you believe – Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston
- When a man loves a woman – Percy Sledge
- Bloom – Paper Kites
- Crazy love – Michael Buble
- Somewhere only we know – Keane
- Latch – Sam Smith
It doesn’t really matter which type of a person you are as long as there’s beautiful music following you as you walk down to say, “I do”. The soundtrack of your special day, or of your movie should I say?
Doing a first look is something that is often debatable whether to have it or not. It is really about preferences of the couple and something that you two should discuss between each other. Don’t listen to anyone telling you what to do, or how you should behave. It is YOUR wedding day and do as you like.
With or without doing a first look, you will have the most amazing wedding day. After all, you’re having your wedding in beautiful Dubrovnik. 😊
So, let us begin with the “negative” side or the cons…
- First con, and the most obvious/controversial one is that – you lose having your first look at the Altar. Grandma, buckle up your seat belt, we’re taking off! (haha) Seriously now, she or some other more “traditional” guests might feel sorry that you won’t wait for that special moment to happen in front of the Altar or at the ceremony venue. Besides them, some couples really do take a lot of time and consideration whether to have a first look, since they want to make the walking down the aisle as special and emotional as it gets. Or should I say raw. Majority of people associate weddings with the fact that the groom gets to see his bride (for the first time) as she is walking towards him in her white dress. It is up to you to break those stereotypes, or maybe not… P.S. No one even needs to know that you’ve already seen each other.
2. Your wedding day might start earlier now -With having your first look before the ceremony, obviously you’ll have to think about getting up earlier than you planned to. Which is fine if you’re an early bird. But oh boy if you’re a night owl! You should consider getting to bed in some reasonable hours to get your beauty sleep. We all know that having enough sleep highly affects our stress levels but also our under-eye bags. We clearly do not need those!
We’re not here to overwhelm you, so doing 2 of each will be enough, agree? Moving on to the positive sides and we do love those (unlike the under eye bags). 😊
- First pro is – having some alone time with your loved one. While you’re the only ones being there, the emotions are shared just among you two. And that’s just beautiful. The sheer love and intimacy that is being felt is clearly something that you’ll remember forever. It’s just you two and that’s what matters after all. You’ll also feel more relaxed now while walking down the aisle (or waiting at the Altar) since you released all the nerves beforehand.
2. The second one – You can get amazing photos bursting with your emotions! And maybe a tear will mingle its way through. It is a lot easier for you (especially if you’re an introvert) to show your true emotions when there’s not many people around. Making your photos a true representation of your inner state at that moment. As well as you’ll save time this way with doing your shoot before the ceremony so you can spend more time with your guests after it. Enjoying drinks and just being relaxed and content.
There’s much more to add but we’ll leave it as it is. Think through it and do as you please. It is your wedding day, remember! You should be at ease.