Wedding Day rules have come a long way from the days of frilly unappealing bridesmaid dresses and party favors for each guest. There are still wedding customs like jumping the broom that may seem hard to leave behind. Today, more and more couples are making their own rules for their special day.

There are wedding superstitions, traditions and customs that can make you feel like you are in a tangled web of rules. At the end of your big day, you may be glad you tossed more than just the bouquet throw, out of your rule book.

1. It’s “Bad Luck” For The Groom To See The Bride Before The Wedding

Considering you have found the love of your life it’s probably safe to say your luck is good. Whether you choose to take beautiful first look pictures as a new tradition or you stick to waiting for the customary reveal, you will be overjoyed. Go with your heart and not superstitions.

Actually, this tradition dates back to pre-arranged marriages where bride and groom didn’t even MEET before the wedding. Lots of couples are opting out of this tradition and taking advantage of “first look” photos, a rising trend in modern day weddings. (Related: 30 First Look Wedding Photo Ideas)

This gives the photographer a better chance to capture that “magical moment” when the couple sees each other for the first time in their wedding ensemble. It can also give family and close friends an intimate moment with the couple and more chances for photo ops, thus saving time between the ceremony and the reception. If you feel strongly about seeing each other before the wedding, it’s your decision. But don’t be afraid to break the mold of traditional wedding rules and celebrate the magic and romance of that “first look.”

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