Post # 1
I had never really heard of first looks until the ‘Bee, but after reading so many posts and timelines and blogs with people doing first looks, I’m beginning to wonder if there’s anyone else out there not doing one!
I’ll admit I can see the temptation to having the extra time to do bride and groom photography instead of waiting until after the ceremony, but I just can’t get used to the idea of my groom seeing me before the aisle. So I’m going to spend the time getting a lot of shots of me and my girls and hopefully, an hour and some change will be enough time for bride and groom, full wedding party, and family photos (ceremony ending at 4:50, intros following cocktail “hour” at 6:40, but we’ll be battling the sunset a bit).
Is anyone else out there? Hello?
Post # 3
We haven’t really talked about it but I’m hoping that we don’t. I want him to see me walking down the aisle for the first time. I had never heard of first look. Do what you feel comfortable doing for both of you.
Post # 4
Although, yes it does seem very tempting to me as well, as we are getting married at 3:00 PM and it will be a long day to not see him 🙁 BUT we are also all about tradition and want to keep it that way, so no I am not doing the first look either! and it’s ok!
Post # 5
I didn’t. My husband was ADAMANT that he wanted to see me for the first time walking down the aisle. I agree that the idea of getting the photos out of the way earlier was tempting… but doing things just to get better/more photos didn’t make sense to me.
I’m SO glad we did it this way. His reaction (sobbing, basically) was priceless. Plus, having our photo time after the ceremony gave us some time to be together and process.
Post # 6
We’re not. It’s the one thing Fiance is adamant about. He does not want to see me until I walk down the aisle.
Post # 7
Fiance is adamantly against it, so nope! i like the idea of him not seeing me until i walk down the aisle, but i also feel like seeing him first might calm my inevitable nerves. i floated the idea and he shut.it.down!
Post # 8
I will not see him.. and he will not see me, however I want to pray with him before so we may blindfold and do it that way.. we shall see, its 2 years down the road
Post # 9
MrDane REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to see me for the first time as I walked down the aisle. It was one of the few things he had a strong opinion about, so I was happy to oblige 🙂 Looking back, I think my favorite part of the entire day was seeing his face light up when he saw me for the first time *swoon*!
We ended up hosting a cocktail hour for our guests while we did photos. Everyone was able to go find their table, get a drink, have a little nibble, and mingle. We did grandparents pics first, then our parents, that way they could join the party. The wedding party pics took the longest, but we found that an hour was enough time as our photographers are amazing and efficient.
Post # 10
We didn’t. I figured, correctly I might add, that I will NEVER forget the look on his face when I stepped out behind the doors. I had so many people watching him too come up and tell me that he looked so happy seeing me. I won’t need a pic for that.
Post # 11
I also didn’t know about the first look until the bee. We didn’t do it though, would have been too difficult to coordinate since we got married outside.
He did (kind of) see my prior to the aisle. We had the hairdresser/MUA at the house, his house, so when the guys got there to do their thing we were also getting ready. He tried so hard not to see me but his house isn’t very big so.. oh well!
Post # 12
I have always dreamed about the first moment of walking down the aisle towards my groom. First look pictures seem rather new. I told my Fiance that he doesn’t get to see me in my get-up until I walk down the aisle and now he’s excited for that moment, too. I am thinking about us doing a “first-touch” photo, where we are holding hands around a corner but still haven’t seen each other.
Post # 13
We’re not doing one, although I did mention it to Fiance and he didn’t like the idea. He wants to see me for the first time walking down towards him. We are however doing a first touch
Post # 14
@Seashells7: We did “not looking” pics where we passed each other a note. We were each standing on one side of a partition. I’ve seen this around a corner or on either side of a door as well. Just wanted to make the suggestion since a blindfold might mess with your eye make-up!
Post # 15
We aren’t I have always wanted the first look to be when I was walking down the aisle, and so has he! I think it is even more important to him then me 🙂 He freaks out if anything dress related is talked about in his presence LOL.
I have to admit it is tempting though (not because of the photography because we have our photographer all day, as long as we want), but because I have heard from several people that they loved that they were alone for their first look. This way they can chat a little and hug and cry all in private.
But we will have our first look down the aisle, and you better believe I will make sure someone gets a picture of him when he sees me for the first time!
Post # 16
No first look but we will do the hands around the door thing. we are always holding hands so this fits us and we are getting ready on the same floor of the estate house where the wedding is but there is a servants door between our areas so it will work really well!