Spinoff – did a first look affect your grooms reaction at the ceremony?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: I did a first look and...
    My groom teared up! : (5 votes)
    38 %
    My groom didn't have that 'wow' moment because he had already seen me : (3 votes)
    23 %
    My groom didn't tear up, but he wouldn't have anyway : (5 votes)
    38 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Mine was beaming – but we both pretty much just grinned like idiots through the whole thing, and I’m sure he would have whether or not we had done a first look (we did).

    Post # 4
    6457 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t think it changed DH’s reaction

    He was smiling like an idiot (I was too) and I’m pretty sure he would have looked the same even if he hadn’t seen me in the morning.

    Post # 5
    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @iheartcake:  I’m not doing a first look because I am really looking forward to that special moment being at the church. It’s just how I imagine it. I don’t see how the first look could not alter the ceremony reaction – he’s already seen you in your dress so it’s automatically not a surprise. Not trying to hate on them or anything, just stating what I imagine would happen in my situation.

    Post # 6
    12900 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We did a first look and he still fought hard to keep from tearing up.  I (and he) were both shocked by the emotion.  I didn’t think of him as a crier/tearer and he certainly didnt think he was either.  I don’t think the reaction is from seeing how we look, but just knowing you are coming toward him to become his wife. 

    Post # 7
    2372 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    I don’t have a picture of it because a picture wouldn’t show it, really… we did a first look and he did get a little bit misty eyed then, but was mostly smiling!  I could tell it helped calm his nerves a lot.

    When I was walking up the aisle, his mouth was quivering so bad!!! He alternated between smiling and just quivering, he was trying SO hard not to cry lol. 

    Post # 9
    2699 posts
    Sugar bee

    We didn’t do a first look. We did more of a, “Here I am. Are you ready to take pictures?” The walk down the aisle was still special and seeing each other and taking pictures before didn’t seem take away from it.

    Post # 10
    8510 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Haha…I don’t remember if he teared up or not (we did a first look), guess I’d have to go back and look at the pictures.  But I definitely did!

    Post # 11
    696 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Im tempted to do a first look because of timing with the ceremony and such but I also want the intial surprise when i walk down

    Post # 12
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Mr. Lk does not show his emotions much. Happy or sad, his face stays practically the same. So as much as I wanted him to show that, it just didn’t happen at either the first look or the aisle walk. He is who he is.

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