Ask the Expert: How Can We Make Sure We Get Alone Time After the Ceremony?

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Question: My fiancé and I would like to have some alone time after the ceremony to enjoy the moment just the two of us. How can I make sure this happens?

Answer: With all the hustle and bustle going on between your ceremony and reception, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement and miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a few moments alone as husband and wife. The key to guaranteeing you get that precious time: planning it out in advance. “We make sure to pre-designate a room or area where the bride and groom can go right after the ceremony,” says Susan Norcross of The Styled Bride. “It’s important to discuss this with your planner or venue manager so that they create a clear path to the room so you’re not stopped by guests and family on the way.”

Norcross also suggests that you ask your venue or caterer to place an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the room as well–that way you know you’ll have a chance to eat, even if you miss out on cocktail hour.

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