Post # 1
I’ve always thought that a bride and groom should not see eachother on their wedding day until the moment the bride steps into the asile. But I’ve been reading a lot of threads lately about the bride and groom having pictures done before the actual ceremony.
When are you and your groom going to have your “first look”?
Post # 3
We are doing a first look a few hours before ceremony start time and will take all of our pictures with our families and bridal party then. I do not want to miss a second of our party to take pictures, and I don’t particulary care if Fiance sees me before the ceremony. Actually, I have already shown him pictures of me in my dress so I guess I ruined that Idea a long time ago
Post # 4
Because we are getting married in Nov and we want to do our pics outside before our 5pm ceremony and we dont want to lose the light. So we are doing pics at 3pm. So we are doing our first look then. We still think that the moment, I walk down the aisle will still be special. Because that will be the official start of the ceremony and then the “wedding and I Do” so thus our reasoning.
Post # 5
We plan on having a first look before our ceremony. Our ceremony is right before sunset so if we wanted any pictures in the daylight we needed to take them before. We plan on taking sunset pictures after the ceremony. I also would like to get some of the family pictures done before the ceremony.
Post # 6
We’re doing our first look about an hour and a half before our ceremony starts. I don’t think that us seeing each other before the ceremony is going to ruin the moment that I walk down the aisle at all. If anything, I think doing the first look will calm both of our nerves a bit and maybe I won’t be a blubbering mess. It’s really important to us that we get to spend some time alone on our wedding day so our first look will give us that oppertunity. We’re also spending a boat load of money on our cocktail hour and dammit, we’re going to enjoy it!
Post # 7
We did a first look and it was the best thing ever! I loved having the time to relax before the ceremony and get my favorite pictures. And it didn’t ruin the walk down the aisle at all.
Post # 8
I can’t do a first look, I just can’t. I don’t want him to see me until I hit that aisle. I know it’s not actually bad luck, but it’s just one of those things that get stuck in your head as a child and you just can’t shake it, lol. We both went to a Catholic school and even though we aren’t Catholic anymore that tradition stuck with me. Guests will just have to deal with the infamous Catholic gap, lol.
Post # 9
I tossed around the idea after I looked at some really awesome pics, but ultimately we decided not to do them. He made it very clear he didn’t want to see me until I walked down that isle, not even dress pics on the model.
Post # 10
My Fiance won’t do it. He wants to see me the first time when I walk down the aisle but we are taking pics seperatly with our respective families and bridal party so after ceremony it will be just a few shots together with everyone and then they can go into cocktail hour while we finish up pictures.
Post # 11
We did a “first look” before the ceremony. I was hesitant about it at first (because I liked the idea of him seeing me for the first time when I walked down the aisle), but honestly, I’m so glad we did it. It calmed my nerves before the wedding and was so nice to get to spend that time together. Plus we got some nice pictures 🙂
Post # 12
we are doing a frist look because we are doing our ceremony and reception in the same location…there is only about 30 mins in between while they change the room….so to make the formal pics work we are doing them before hand
Post # 13
first look was so fun and special
Post # 14
We’re doing a first look; we’re also walking down the aisle TOGETHER so there is no “he sees me from a distance” moment thing. It’s so us that I just can’t imagine doing it the traditional way. His grandmother, on the other hand, thinks I’m the devil child because our wedding isn’t traditional. :p I’m really looking forward to our first look!! 🙂 Such an intimate moment.
Post # 15
PS walking down the aisle still moved me o tears, seeing the people we love all in one place did that for me
Post # 16
I badly want to do a first look, and Fiance has always been against it so I kinda gave up on it… however I just read this thread, looked over at him and said “if we can’t do first look, can we at least do earlier pictures where we just don’t SEE each other?” (like around a doorway)… and he just sighed and said “hun, I really don’t care either way.”
Clearly I’m wearing the man down, he’s losing all of his convictions!! I feel bad…I should probably leave him alone for a while with this wedding stuff.
So I’ll say “YES I want first look, but we might not end up with them” :/