Post # 1
My wedding has now come and gone… and I never thought I would do a first look, in fact I was very aginst it but after talking to my photographer this is why I decided to go for it!
More time one for picturea
she explained it helps to take the edge off
a chance to have a once in a lifetime moment With your very soon to be husband!
I will say it was the best choice I made that I was originally so against for my wedding not only are the pictures to die for the moment was so organic and natural and seeing the the love of my life that moment made my mind so clear going into my ceromony! Who else changed their mind last min about a first look? Do you wish you would have do you regret yours ?
And if your worried about missing that special moment as he sees you don’t be! It’s a completely diferent kind of moment and he will be blown away again! (My grooms reaction)
Post # 2
I think they’re a great way to capture the magic and surprise for the couple. FI, however, is traditional and wants our first look to be at the actual wedding ceremony. Either way, the wedding will be amazing and memorable though.
Post # 3
We have decided to do one because i’m a super nervous person. My fiance really calms me down and I think having a few minutes together to just relax will mean the world to us!
We aren’t super traditional so it was an easy choice for us.
Post # 4
I need the first look to be more calm. I hate getting in front of crowds (ironically I had no problem doing this in high school in theatre), and I like that this moment would be just for us.
Post # 5
I was always against first looks and for a long time into our wedding planning never wanted to do one. I loved seeing first look pictures but never felt that it was for me or us. Then as the wedding got closer I thought, why? I didn’t really have any concrete reasons other than “being traditional” so I let my husband decide and he wanted to, so we did! And it was awesome. I don’t feel like it took anything away from my walk down the aisle and it was so nice to have those few moments alone. I’m happy it worked out for you!
Post # 6
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
Wow, your pictures are so precious <3 I have nothing against them and I think it’s lovely when couples choose to do what suits them best.
Personally, I originally did not want first look photos, mostly because I wanted the first time he sees me in my gown to be at our ceremony. However, as things are lining up and because of specific scheduling and photography issues, I’m thinking we’re probably going to have them. It doesn’t bother me any though. First look pictures in front of the Disneyland castle? Yes please!
Post # 7
I think it is a really cute idea and the pictures are adorable, but we couldn’t get ourselves to do one. He wanted the first look to be at the altar so…. oh well!
Post # 8
We’re doing one because we don’t want our families or us to miss cocktail hour for formal photos. It will all be done at the beginning of the evening when we’re fresh (it’s going to be July and hot!) and without worrying about losing daylight for outdoor photos (evening ceremony).
There’s no way I’m missing out on mini chicken and jalepeno waffles during cocktail hour!
Post # 9
We did a first look – it was amazing 🙂 I did it without my veil – then coming down the aisle I wore my veil so I got two reactions lol
Post # 10
We plan on doing one because it’ll cut down on picture time and my FI has issues with social anxiety and I think by having a moment to ourselves first it will cut down on that anxiety tremendously for him.
Post # 11
We plan on doing it, mostly because almost all of our pictures will be before the ceremony since it’s an evening wedding and we want natural lighting. We’ll do a few after the ceremony too though! But yes, I’m excited to do the “first look” before because I think it’ll calm me down before walking down the aisle!
Post # 12
I absolutely loved our first look!!!
Many years ago, my mother discovered first looks (she was a wedding coordinator at our church) and told me it was the most brilliant idea, ever. My mom passed away a few years before my wedding, but I knew I wanted to do a first look, if only as a tribute to her.
But, seriously, it was the best idea ever. We did our first look. The quick immediate family pictures. Then the bridal party loaded into cars with a couple bottles of champagne and went to a local park. We took bridal party and couples pictures and then hung out at the park until it was time for the ceremony. It was great to have that quiet time with our close friends before all the craziness got started. It was awesome.
Post # 13
We didn’t do one and I am so glad we made that choice (just to give the other perspective). I wouldn’t trade that moment walking down the aisle for the world. So much anticipation and excitement! And in a way it was a private moment–I didn’t see anyone else in the church until the recession (I had to ask my husband later if the photographer was taking photos, ha!). I think, to me, it’s more about just “being traditional. It’s also about the magic of taking part in a ritual/cultural rite of passage.
Post # 14
Future_Mrs_C25978: we’re doing it for both logistics and the calming factor.
Logistics: pics before the ceremony because there’s no way we are missing our cocktail hour and all that yummy food!
Nerves: FI has anxiety. Its been under control for a very long time, but our wedding is a huge deal to him (so cute!). I know seeing me before the ceremony will help him stay grounded.
Post # 15
Glad we did it for nerves and everything else but even better that it was just us, no “tap on the shoulder” photographs.