Post # 1
I asked my fiance if he wanted to be the first one to see me before I walked down that aisle, and he was insistent when he flat out told me no. I can totally see his point of view and respect it wholeheartedly. It’s tradition afterall.
Though a part of me does wish he could be the first to see me before that whole crowd of people.
So Bees, what did you and your Groom decide?
Post # 2
The first look was great for us. We had the first look around noon, then the entire bridal party ate a fast picnic lunch, then we spent 1.5-2 hours taking pictures on my parents’ farm. The ceremony was at 2:30 and it worked great. I loved that we did not have to carve time out for pictures after the ceremony!
Post # 3
We didn’t see each other before the ceremony and it was magical 💞. But to each their own! I totally understand the first-look pros too 😊
Post # 4
shalomx7: We did a first look. We loved having some time together before the ceremony. I wouldn’t have missed that for the world!
Post # 5
We are planning to do a first look because we want to be able to eat the food during cocktail hour – hell, we’re paying for it and the choices are delicious!! Lol
Another reason is we want to be able to share that moment alone – just the two of us without having tons of people around us as we see each other for the first time.
He was originally against the first look until I brought up the food LOL.
Post # 6
angelinagonzalez: Can I just say this is heavenly and angelic and beautiful!?!?!?! Your vision rocked! And your flowers, too 🙂
Post # 7
shalomx7: apart from my Grandma, grandad and great Grandma he was 4th. Only because we married in a registry office and had to have a final meeting to confirm we still wanted to go ahead.
Post # 8
We saw each other that morning because we all boarded the ship together. However, I didn’t put my dress on and covered my hair until I got to my room. Darling Husband didn’t see me until I appeared at the top of the stairs at the ceremony. The looks on his face said it all 🙂 Unfortunately, I was too focused on not falling down the staircase to really catch his glance, but all of my friends and family did!
Post # 9
Not married yet, but yes we will definitely get ready together. We aren’t really ones for tradition.
I’m sure you’ll have fun with the first look pictures!
Post # 10
shalomx7: I loved our first look – it was quiet and private and just lovely. We did the group photos and the split up before the ceremony for about an hour. Seeing each other in the church was still special – it’s a certain type of excitement that can’t be killed even if you already saw each other’s outfits.
Post # 11
Nope! It was one of the things he really cared about, and I preferred the “traditional” way of doing things too. The look on his face when I came down the aisle was priceless – and I was grinning ear-to-ear. You can kind of tell in the photo, but his eyes totally welled up. It was so cute, and I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect way to greet him!
Post # 12
cruisinbee: Ah thanks so much!! 😊☺️
Post # 13
My fiance is really set on the tradition of not seeing me before the aisle either. I would have liked a first look for the logistics and timing, but it’s really nice that he wants to wait – so we’re waiting 🙂 It’s the only thing he really insisted on. And we’ll be spending the night before apart too, so he will really be happy to see me walking down the aisle!!
Post # 14
we hung around each other all day. Got dressed in different cabins but then joined up again for a very false “first look” photoshoot, plus a lot of other photos. The first look was a waste of time – he looks like a creeper. It did help him relax for the other photos though, which is helpful. I wasn’t worried about the look on his face coming down the aisle (and we all walked down it – he walked his mom). There are great shots of him watching me anyway even though he’d seen me for 2 hours all dressed up and all day in our standard gear (we held our reception first so people could eat a good meal and we could still have a sunset ceremony). No regrets!
Post # 15
Nope! He didn’t see me before the wedding, and my Maid/Matron of Honor was kind enough to offer to store my dress at her place so Darling Husband couldn’t sneak a peek (I know he’d peek if given the opportunity). He’s pretty emotionally reserved in general, so seeing this teary-eyed smile is something I’ll never forget.