Post # 1
I’m trying to decide if I should see FI before the wedding. I’d like to be able to spend some special time with him before I walk down the aisle. Also, I want to be able to fix my make up when the tears flow and my make up artist will still be on site. I’m afraid I’ll be too nervous to wait until the aisle walk, and I want to enjoy the walk, not be too nervous.
Post # 3
We did a first look. The walk down the aisle was still special and memorable but it was wonderful to have time together alone before the ceremony because you don’t have much time afterward.
Post # 4
I have seen a TON of first look photos turn out amazing and I understand why it helps people calm down before the ceremony but my future hubby and I are sticking to the more traditional route and waiting till the ceremony
Post # 5
We are waiting to walk down the aisle. Although the idea of the first look was tossed around, my mother and his were appalled, as were pretty much everyone else who we mentioned it to. Our hometown is pretty small, so we’re sticking with tradition on this one. I hope I can make it all the way without bawling!
Post # 6
First look simply due to the logistics of the day. Would love for it to be walking down the aisle, but there just isn’t any way possible and we are good with that.
Post # 7
First look. I think it’s romantic and will calm our nerves.
Post # 8
We’re waiting until the aisle. I want to see his face and everyone else’s as I walk down the aisle. I can’t wait!
Post # 9
We’ll first see each other when I walk down the aisle – my guy hates the idea of a first look. I swear I had no idea how “traditional” he was until we started planning this wedding!
Post # 10
Neither. 🙂 We’re definitely seeing each other before the cremony but not “first look”.
Post # 11
first look – we’re taking our wedding party photos prior to the ceremony, to get it out of the way and so we look our best/freshest in those.
we’re huge on photography, and i want pix of the “first look” – hard to reenact that after the fact. although walking down the aisle is traditional, it’s not as intimate in my opinion.
Post # 12
haven’t decided yet… i lean toward first look, FI doesn’t like the idea of it.
Post # 13
We’re doing a first look. A) So I don’t have an “ugly cry” coming down the aisle. B) Timing wise, we’re doing the bulk of our photos before the ceremony, so we sort of have to 😉
Post # 14
We did first look and it helped SO MUCH! It totally calmed the nerves so that we could really enjoy the walk the aisle and the ceremony. Also, it got A TON of pictures out of the way so that we just had a few family pictures after the ceremony and then we could get on to the party with our guests! I highly recommend the first look. 🙂
Post # 15
I don’t really want to do a first look, mostly because I want us to see each other for the first time walking down the aisle…but I’m kind of afraid of doing the ugly cry in front of other people…
Post # 16
I would love to hear the input of brides who are already married, and who did and didnt do a “first look”. Part of me wants to be traditional and have it be a suprise, but then when I really think about a first look and how nice it would be to calm each others nerves and have a bit of a stolen moment to celebrate our love one last time before we “take the leap”.. i dont know, its kind of sweet.