Post # 1
I just have a question for you brides out there! I would like to conduct a little survey 🙂
How many of you out there would opt for a First Look?
What is a First Look? A First Look is an opportunity to have alone time with your hubby before the reception. It is an opportunity for the photographer to document you and your groomy seeing each other for the first time without the big crowd, creating a more intimate moment to be cherished forever!
A First Look allows you to spend more time celebrating with your friends and family instead of being stuck taking photos during cocktail hour. Most of the time, it is also a perfect opportunity to get the family portraits out of the way before the ceremony.
Does that make sense? Would you go for it?
Post # 3
You should add a poll. The Hive loves a poll.
We have talked about it, I love the pictures but the FH still is not sure. We just haven’t made that decision yet.
Post # 4
I would opt for a first look, but my FI doesn’t want to do one, which is weird because we have been together for just over 10 years. He wants “the moment” when he first sees me walking down the aisle to him. I really think he is going to cry when he sees me. I have advised him that it would not be a good thing for him to pass out. He is sometimes more emotional than me, and I think that although I am very nervous, he will be the one that is more emotional. We are having a small wedding though, so I think it will all work out in the end.
Post # 5
We did it. I was so against it as I wanted that moment but I tell you, it was the best part of the the day. And there was still the moment. The difference is that we then got to hug each other right away and let all our emotions out. We got all the pictures done before and then got to enjoy the entire cocktail hour with our guests.
And then walking down the aisle? Just as amazing. I still cried. And my husband, who fights emotion, cried again. I’m so glad we decided to do it.
Post # 6
I chose not to. Both my husband and I wanted our first sight of each other to be as I was walking down the aisle. But we also did things different then most and had our reception the next day, so once our ceremony and pictures were done, we headed to our hotel for some private time! 😀
Post # 7
i am definitely doing it. for all the reasons you said AND i like all the stories i have heard about it being romantic to have that moment alone. plus, i dont think it is going to take away AT ALL from “the moment” that everyone talks about regarding the moment he sees me walking down the aisle. i mean, i feel like we could get ready in the same room, he could see me put ON my dress, etc etc….and when i walk toward him down the ailse, we are both going to be smiling to our ears because that is THE moment we are about to get marrie! thats what the walking down the ailse moment is for me – the moment we will get married, not the moment he sees me for the first time that day! lol, my FI has seen pics of me in my dress a 100 times already. i am refraining from letting him see it on me in person because i want the moment of him seeing it on me for the first time all done up – for our first look.
so basically, the way i see it, by doing a first look, you get to have TWO really special moments!