First Look in front of family – any thoughts?

posted 3 years ago in New Jersey – North Central New Jersey
Post # 3
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@hopscotch:  Will your families have seen you before this first look, or will it be a first look for everybody? Just curious.

I still wouldn’t do it, personally, but if it’s what you and your Fi want to do, go for it!

Post # 4
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Our families were all pretty much hidden around us in bushes and stuff lol..

This is all about you, if you want them there, then have them there! No one can tell you that you’ll be missing out on anything, if you don’t think you will be. Adding in the extra few minutes to be alone after is a great idea. Best of both worlds in this case. I say go for it if it is your vision.

Post # 5
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My friend did this – she met her husband in the yard – there’s a really funny picture of her whole family looking out at them form the big front window.

She didn’t care at all about everyone being there – they still had their intimate moment as their families were inside.

Post # 6
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We might. Either way it will definitely be in front of the bridal party.

Post # 7
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I did my first look in front of the bridal party, and I wish we hadn’t. It was just a little too casual and everyone was just farting around talking and stuff. I wished we had walked off a bit and done it by ourselves.

On the other hand, my best friend did hers in a room where we could watch through glass doors and we did, but they seemed to feel alone and had a nice intimate moment together. Probably because we were separated from them.

Post # 10
3841 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@hopscotch:   I’ve seen a shot in which the groom was standing on one side of a door, and the bride on the other side, and she reached her hand around the door so they were holding hands but not seeing each other yet.   It might be hard to arrange but I thought it was a neat idea.

We’re also planning a first look and I don’t like the tap on the shoulder thing either.


Post # 11
4366 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My photographer invited the bridal party and parents to watch. They weren’t in the way, although it did make me a little self concious by our millionth kissing shot. I don’t see why its a problem to have them there.

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