Happy Wednesday everyone! In this installment of Wedding Wednesday, I want to talk with you guys about the concept of a first look.
For those who aren’t familiar with the term, first look refers to seeing your husband (or wife!) to be before the ceremony. It’s a break from tradition, but it is becoming increasingly popular.
~ You get to see your spouse-to-be for the first time without so many eyes on you so you can have a special moment together before the ceremony. This also allows for some beautiful candid photos of the two of you.
~ A first look can be great for brides who are afraid of all those pre-wedding jitters. A quiet moment together can really calm your nerves.
~ If you have a lot of guests, taking pictures with the wedding party before the ceremony starts can save time later.
~ Your big day is eventful- the ceremony, talking and greeting guests, toasting- that you don’t get much time to be alone with your partner. Before the ceremony is a great time to spend just talking and being with each other.
~ Even if you see each other before the ceremony, you and your husband-to-be will still have that moment when you walk down the aisle. Him seeing your dress beforehand doesn’t change that.
~ Traditionally, the bride and groom wouldn’t see each other until the bride’s father walked her down the aisle. If you want a traditional wedding (like the royal wedding!), a first look probably isn’t for you.
~ If you wait to take photos after the ceremony, you’ll have that newlywed look in your eye (you just got married!), something that can be missing from photos taken before the ceremony.
Some couples are deciding to do what might very well be the best of both worlds. Before the ceremony, they don’t actually see each other, they talk to each other through a door. Genius, right? And the photos from this type of encounter are AMAZING :)
So let me know what you think! Would you want a first look before your wedding?
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