Post # 1
So, I don’t really want to do a first looI, I like the idegoing walking down the isle and the shock and the drama and just the romance of the idea. Problem starts when our ceremony and reception are at the same place….it’s a cocktail reception so a cocktail hour doesn’t even make sense…..suggestions? Can you make the reception an hour after the ceremony if they’re at the same place?
Post # 3
@BabyBrain: I wanted the same thing as you – but with our ceremony and reception at the same place, the logistics didn’t work out. Several of our guests have kids and we also have several older guests. Somehow making them wait while we took photos didn’t feel right, so we are going with the first look. I am happy my FI and I will have a relaxed time together before the ceremony, and I don’t want to rush the photos of just us.
Will your guests have something to do or somewhere to sit in between your ceremony and reception? That might help them pass the time.
Post # 4
@Astra: we have the option of starting the reception immediately after the ceremony, but that means we will only get 4 hours with our guests- I don’t really want to do a first look. Maybe I’ll chat with the venu coordinator and see what he suggests. there is a bowling club near by for people to visit if they like, my family would be happy with that! Lol
Post # 5
Having shot over 100 weddings I can tell you with absolute certainty that there is by far more shock, drama, and romance in first looks than waiting until the aisle.
Post # 6
This is so hard. I don’t want to make the wrong decision!!!! I always thought I would walk down the isle and be seen for the first time. I do like the idea of shots together without seeing each other, I think they’re quite romantic
Post # 7
There have been topics/polls about this before, but I have never heard of anyone regretting doing a first look.