Post # 32
I loved our First Look because it was @ my favorite beach, it was the closest we could get to our Beach wedding, and it was lovely to have 5 minutes w/ my DH. When I walked down the aisle, it was PURE EXCITEMENT. WE WERE GETTING MARRIED. The day had finally arrived!!!! We were soo happy that we hugged and kissed before the ceremony even began:)
Post # 33
I pushed DH into it a little, mostly because we had a night ceremony and I was afraid that if it went long our poor guests wouldn’t be eatind dinner until 9pm.
It was a magical moment shared between him and I on that day and by no means did it change the emotion of walking down the aisle. DH still had tears rolling down his face when I got to him (and so did my dad).
We had our first look with me coming down a huge flight of stairs and DH standing with his back to me around the corner and at the bottom. He says that as soon as heard my dress start to drag down the stairs he felt his eyes well up and knew that the first look was the best choice we ever made. It was the only truly private moment we shared that day and I feel truly lucky to have had it. It was fantastic and if you are debating it, I say go for it.
Post # 34
Oh I just Love this idea! Thanks for posting this 🙂
Post # 35
Not. At. All!
originally, my husband wasn’t going for it, but then I showed him a bunch of pictures of first looks and explained to him exactly what it would consist of. (Guys just don’t always “get” things) He came on board pretty quickly. Now, a year later, he tells everyone that we know planning a wedding that they should do that, lol. He constantly says how happy he is that we did that.
And, we used this time to give each other our wedding gifts.
Post # 36
We were doing our pictures before the ceremony, so it just made sense to do a First Look. I’m very glad we did it the way we did because DH got a chance to do the full-lookover and got to take everything in with just the two of us. We still got those butterflys while walking down the aisle, and DH still got a little emotional when we were up there, but I certainly felt more calm and ready to say those vows! …and yet I was still doing the excited/anxious bouncing I tend to do, lol.
I will put another vote for the sort-of first look where you’re not seeing each other but get a chance to calm the nerves and touch your FH, especially if he’s not exactly for the full First Look. I think it’s a good compromise!
Post # 37
i just read some of the other replies on here and i agree that if the guy wants to see u coming down the aisle, then i would definitely let him. My husband was not into wedding planning and did not understand most of these traditions. In fact, the only thing I asked him was that once i head off to the spa to get ready that he not see me until i am completely ready, so i asked if he could take his suit and get ready in his parents room. he said sure. however, because his parents balcony was overlooking the resort, as i was walking back from the spa with hair and make up done (but still wearing shorts and a tank top) – DH was on the balcony and saw me, but rather than rush back inside, he took a picture!! LOL. i am glad i didn’t know until after the wedding. I had been walking with my Maid/Matron of Honor and she spotted him and yell out to him to go back inside and i was trying to use my arms to cover myself. he totally did not get the big deal in seeing me half ready as he sees me get ready on a daily basis!
anyway, as for the special-ness of him seeing you walk down the aisle and how you might not get that if you do a first look, let me say that is not true! we did our first look and the look on my husband’s face as i was coming down the stairs is one of my favorite photos of the day. AND when i walked down the aisle to him – well that was more of a special/intimate moment than our first look. it didn’t matter if he already saw me beforehand as this was the moment we were getting married.
here is DH seeing me at our first look
Post # 38
LOL how cute is that?! He’s like “Yaaaaaaaaaay!!!!”
Post # 39
ya i know i love it! and i didn’t see him in that moment either as i was coming down a spiral staircase and just trying not to trip on my dress. so i was so happy to have this pic.