is the tradition that the bride and groom don't see each other until she walks down the isle just a midwest tradition or is this everywhere? in the 4 years or so that i've been shooting i have not been able to convince one couple to meet before the wedding for their shoot. everyone wants to stick to the tradition. do others have this same struggle? or are you even trying to do this? for the ones who are successful, how do you get them to agree to this? it would be nice if we could meet at a park an hour or so before the wedding with no distractions, both bride and groom are fresh and full of energy and excitement, etc.