First looks have become a newer, non-traditional moment that many couples are choosing to get some extra time together. As you are planning out your wedding, you may feel like each day is creeping by and wondering if you will EVER get married. Your day arrives - and you can hardly breathe, let alone think about eating. With those two things being a necessity for life, how can you squeeze in the luxury of spending time with the ones you love?
Plan what you want, when you want it. You will hear it from more than just me: your wedding day is going to FLY by. There will be some moments that are a blur. Plan accordingly to enjoy each moment as it comes. Those special moments you want to enjoy, allow for extra time for them. This can be the "first look", prayer time with your wedding party, or something else. Maybe I am a sucker for some things traditional. Maybe it is because I was raised most of my life by a single dad. I don't really have a reason why, but I LOVE the father daughter dance! With my dad being one of my best friends through I wanted to enjoy every single moment that we had together. I knew the rest of the day was moving so fast, the father-daughter dance was going to be the only time I could spend with just him. I could thank him for all he had done and or always being there. For setting the standards high for my husband and for loving me unconditionally.
I have noticed some couples shortening their special dances. Personally, that was not an option for us. We knew that the rest of the night was going to be a whirlwind. For us, we wanted every single second with one another and our mother and father to soak up. The party would could come soon enough. By all means, make decisions based on YOU and your other half. But, if you are looking to enjoy some quiet time with your father (or the groom with his mother), I would encourage you not to shorten your song. Soak up every single moment you can. Your guests will wait. You have an audience, all eyes are on you, but somehow they all disappear and you can have just a few moments to say thank you and remember all of those special moments that your father poured into you.