(Closed) Did anyone NOT do a first look?

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
2453 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsFutureG:  I didn’t do a First Look. the first time my husband saw me in my dress was when I was on my father’s arm walking down the aisle.

Post # 18
4497 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We didn’t! I wanted the first time he saw me being walking down the aisle ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 19
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@PuntaCanaBride:  That’s so sweet!! Both my FH and I are looking forward to that moment. In fact, he’s adamant that it be the first time he sees me in my dress, ha ha!!

While I think a first look would help with time constraints, I wouldn’t give up the emotional value of the traditional walk down the aisle for anything.

Post # 20
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’re not doing one, the Fiance wants to go the traditional route. I wasn’t particularly sold on the idea so I’m a-ok waiting until the ceremony. I do like that it gives you a few moments alone but at the same time I really want to see his face light up over the sea of our guests! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Not a first look shoot for us. We were married last weekend and seeing his eyes light up when I stepped out was the best moment of my life. My mom said it was the happiest she had ever seen him. Im glad I didnt keep that moment for myself. 

Post # 22
798 posts
Busy bee

I don’t think we plan to.

Post # 23
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@mrsbruff2b:  same here!

we didn’t do a first look but we did an around the corner and got a private moment. It was pretty awesome being able to talk to him and hold his hand but still not being able to see him, or him me. Made it that much more exciting!

Made for some great pictures too!

Post # 24
6533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I definitely don’t. I want the first time he sees me to be at the ceremony. We will sleep apart the night before too!

Post # 25
7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

we didn’t do one b/c we got ready together.  i loved having him with me while i got ready.  we drank champagne and relaxed as i put my makeup on.  it was a great time together before the whole thing started.  we did our pics first too.

Post # 26
4858 posts
Honey bee

We didn’t do one and I couldn’t be happier or more secure in our decision.  I had never heard of them until I came on this site either and, like you, I had always imagined it the traditional way.

I’m so glad we didn’t see each other because it was absolutely amazing when we finally did see each other.  He cried, and I know he wouldn’t have if he’d already seen me.  Him crying was one of the sweetest and most memorable parts of the day.

We also had plenty of time for pictures after the ceremony (just over an hour and it was plenty).

Post # 27
704 posts
Busy bee

I totally thought we’d do a first look but decided not to do it in the end. We were both ok with both options, but it was kind of fun to see his face as I walked down the aisle to him – he looked SO happy!
He had seen a picture of me in the dress from when I was trying it on (I wanted his input since I really wanted him to like it), but after that one night I didn’t let him see the dress or any other pictures. Not sure why – I guess I liked the idea of surprise more than I thought.

I don’t think there’s a “better” option – just do what feels best for the two of you ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 28
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did not do it.. and I regret it a little. I BAWLED like all out sobbing wind sucking in cried the ENTIRE way up the aisle. It did not make for pretty pictures and I was a tad embarassed. I have it in my head that I might have calmed down seeing him. Maybe it was my anxiety. Who knows! 

Post # 29
1193 posts
Bumble bee

I didn’t do it and am glad I didn’t. I know others will disagree that did it but after seeing some friends do the first look I felt the walking down the  aisle wasn’t as moving because they had already seen eachother and hung out before the ceremony. Aside from the few cute photo’s of the initial reaction to seeing eachother I also don’t really like that a lot of the wedding photos the bride and groom aren’t actually husband and wife in yet.  I think seeing my husband for the 1st time walking downt he aisle was the most special thing ever. Just my opninion!

Post # 30
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We didn’t do a first look. Both of us wanted the exciting build-up of first seeing each other as I walked down the aisle, and it was really amazing. The look on his face is something I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I’m so glad we didn’t do a first look.

Post # 31
3872 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We waffled on this decision a great deal, but we have finally decided not to.  We both want the first moment we see each other to be walking down the aisle ๐Ÿ™‚

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