Weddings are a celebration of love. It is an opportunity to bring together lives, families, and friends all in one place while having a splendid party. They can also have a surprisingly small amount of time for the couple to spend time together--and if you don't plan for it, you'll be swept up into the storm of events, family, seeing people who you rarely see, and taking care of last-minute details.
Together, you'll dance and eat and hug friends and family. Time alone together is also very important. It can relieve stress and jitters, as well as remind you of why you've gone through all the planning and stressing for months over this day: to be with one another for the rest of your lives.
There are many ways to get some alone time with your partner on even the craziest and most hectic of wedding days. As you're going through your schedule, make some time for things you love doing together and make it part of the celebration!
The First Look is a fantastic opportunity to get away from them mayhem and share some alone time. When you get ready separately and you see each other for the first time, it's mind-blowing. Wow, you look AMAZING! It's REAL! It's HAPPENING! Don't let anyone stress you out here--pick a private place and budget some time into your schedule. You can take a breath together and unwind before facing all your guests and events. Write notes to each other and share them. Exchange gifts.
Take a walk after the ceremony, especially if you have an outdoor venue. Stroll and discuss what you've promised each other. Snuggle, laugh, cry and breathe for a few moments. It can be a wonderful time to enjoy some quiet before the reception begins, which will be incredibly fun but also full of music and people who love you and constant conversation.
A less traditional time to spend alone with your partner is when you're getting ready. If you're comfortable with it, help each other get ready. Teach him how to lace a corset and or have her take care of your tie. Tell your bride she is beautiful before and after she has her makeup on and let him know he's handsome in the sweats he arrives in and when he is polished and ready.
And you can always just go for a spin in a canoe or go enjoy the sunset together.
The bottom line here is: Take time alone with your significant other on your wedding day. It can save your sanity and serve as a reminder of why you're having such a big celebration-- because you love each other!