50/50 of couples want to see each other before the wedding for several reason.
1. get pictures out of the way
2. to not be as nervious
3. to have some alone time before the day begins
There are many reasons why a couple would see each other. But a huge benefit is allowing a slow non chaos day. From the moment you wake up in the morning brides are moving and going, having hardly time to just sit down and relax. Anticipation is growing and growing to the ceremony and then as soon as you say “i do” it will become a whirl wind. I have talked to many brides who had one thought or another of not seeing each other before but then after the fact would have rather had a few moments to breath with their spouse.
It is a great time to get all the photos done, and allowing you time to take your time to get to the reception.