HELP! Thoughts on first look and other little things?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We did not do a “First look” and we had a cocktail hour. We did do individual pictures before the ceremony – I went out with my bridesmaids, mother, father, aunt, and did those pictures. Then went back to the suite while husband did his. then he saw me the first time walking down the aisle, and then we did all the wedding party and whole family pics, and our pics during cocktail hour. You could do a cocktail hour with just coffee/water/soda and cheese/crackers, and not have alcohol during it, then the open bar starts during the reception. Just need to give your guests something to do and some type of refreshment during the cocktail hour.

Post # 4
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@WYAtocha:  We did a first look and the most amazing, priceless moment of the day was laughing and crying as we said our vows together! The first look was fun and it calmed our nerves to be together before the ceremony. We liked being able to join our guests right away after the ceremony and start the celebration.

Post # 5
6449 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you guys are seeing each other at 10am anyways can you just do pictures after that (before the 4pm ceremony)?

Post # 6
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

There’s something so sweet and significant about seeing him and him seeing you when you walk down the aisle.  If you can, hold off until the ceremony.  Good luck!

Post # 7
4163 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I have yet to see a Bee who did a first look (self included) and regretted it. Sounds like your set up is perfect for it.

Post # 8
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

Our first look was probably my favorite part of the day, and the look on my husband’s face is the best.

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