Ok. This is a question for the OBX brides past, present(MS_Teach and any others???), and future.
Kel(KSJ10032782) and myself like we do on a normal workday are emailing each other back and forth about things and of course wedding tidbits and things of that nature. Normal day. :-) So I bring up houses and "her getting dressed on her wedding day". Which made me think of this. As some of the OBX brides know this is my 2nd go around in walking down the aisle, er sand, er 1st time down the sand, dammit! You guys know what I mean! My first "train wreck" of a marriage was a traditional wedding/reception in every sense of the word. 180 guests. Small church out in the middle of nowhere. Then a country club reception. Just goes to show you that no matter how much money the brides' family has, don't mean "poop" if you aren't in love! Another story for another time.....back on point. So, night before we have rehearsal. Then rehearsal dinner in a different room of the country club where we had our reception the next night. My brother takes me back to the apartment I shared with my ex, and she goes to her mom and dad's to spend the night. Next day, my brother(who was spending the night with me and was my BM), takes me to church, I get dressed, etc. The limo picks up my ex, who dresses at her mom and dad's, and brings her to church, etc. Herein lies the "tradition vs. realistic" question. Since we are getting married in the OBX, and housing is the issue, what have all you brides done in regards to letting your future hubby see you before you walk down that sandy aisle? Kel says to me, "I have never gone more than 24 hours without talking to you". LOL. Basically did the brides stay seperately the night before the wedding and not see future hubby until that "unforgettable moment", or are the "traditions" that i've come to know thrown out the window because it's a destination wedding and logistically it's just too "different" to go that route? Sorry for being so long winded ladies!