(Closed) First Look?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: When will you see your groom?
    We are going to see eachother before the ceremony : (70 votes)
    64 %
    We will not see eachother until the ceremony : (38 votes)
    35 %
    Other- do tell! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We are doing a first look a few hours before ceremony start time and will take all of our pictures with our families and bridal party then.  I do not want to miss a second of our party to take pictures, and I don’t particulary care if Fiance sees me before the ceremony.  Actually, I have already shown him pictures of me in my dress so I guess I ruined that Idea a long time ago

    Post # 4
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    391 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Because we are getting married in Nov and we want to do our pics outside before our 5pm ceremony and we dont want to lose the light. So we are doing pics at 3pm. So we are doing our first look then. We still think that the moment, I walk down the aisle will still be special. Because that will be the official start of the ceremony and then the “wedding and I Do” so thus our reasoning.

    Post # 5
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    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We plan on having a first look before our ceremony. Our ceremony is right before sunset so if we wanted any pictures in the daylight we needed to take them before. We plan on taking sunset pictures after the ceremony. I also would like to get some of the family pictures done before the ceremony.

    Post # 6
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We’re doing our first look about an hour and a half before our ceremony starts. I don’t think that us seeing each other before the ceremony is going to ruin the moment that I walk down the aisle at all. If anything, I think doing the first look will calm both of our nerves a bit and maybe I won’t be a blubbering mess. It’s really important to us that we get to spend some time alone on our wedding day so our first look will give us that oppertunity. We’re also spending a boat load of money on our cocktail hour and dammit, we’re going to enjoy it!

    Post # 7
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    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We did a first look and it was the best thing ever!  I loved having the time to relax before the ceremony and get my favorite pictures.  And it didn’t ruin the walk down the aisle at all.

    Post # 8
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee

    I can’t do a first look, I just can’t. I don’t want him to see me until I hit that aisle. I know it’s not actually bad luck, but it’s just one of those things that get stuck in your head as a child and you just can’t shake it, lol. We both went to a Catholic school and even though we aren’t Catholic anymore that tradition stuck with me. Guests will just have to deal with the infamous Catholic gap, lol.

    Post # 9
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    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I tossed around the idea after I looked at some really awesome pics, but ultimately we decided not to do them. He made it very clear he didn’t want to see me until I walked down that isle, not even dress pics on the model.

    Post # 10
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    241 posts
    Helper bee

    My Fiance won’t do it. He wants to see me the first time when I walk down the aisle but we are taking pics seperatly with our respective families and bridal party so after ceremony it will be just a few shots together with everyone and then they can go into cocktail hour while we finish up pictures.  

    Post # 11
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    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We did a “first look” before the ceremony. I was hesitant about it at first (because I liked the idea of him seeing me for the first time when I walked down the aisle), but honestly, I’m so glad we did it. It calmed my nerves before the wedding and was so nice to get to spend that time together. Plus we got some nice pictures 🙂

    Post # 12
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    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    we are doing a frist look because we are doing our ceremony and reception in the same location…there is only about 30 mins in between while they change the room….so to make the formal pics work we are doing them before hand

    Post # 13
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    first look was so fun and special

    Post # 14
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    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We’re doing a first look; we’re also walking down the aisle TOGETHER so there is no “he sees me from a distance” moment thing. It’s so us that I just can’t imagine doing it the traditional way. His grandmother, on the other hand, thinks I’m the devil child because our wedding isn’t traditional. :p I’m really looking forward to our first look!! 🙂 Such an intimate moment.

    Post # 15
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    PS walking down the aisle still moved me o tears, seeing the people we love all in one place did that for me

    Post # 16
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    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I badly want to do a first look, and Fiance has always been against it so I kinda gave up on it… however I just read this thread, looked over at him and said “if we can’t do first look, can we at least do earlier pictures where we just don’t SEE each other?” (like around a doorway)… and he just sighed and said “hun, I really don’t care either way.”

     

    Clearly I’m wearing the man down, he’s losing all of his convictions!! I feel bad…I should probably leave him alone for a while with this wedding stuff.

    So I’ll say “YES I want first look, but we might not end up with them”  :/

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