Post # 1
Who did this/is doing this? I actually really didn’t want to see my FI before the wedding but were having a Friday 6pm ceremony and we have the photographer the whole day…and we’re spending a lot of money on him so I’d like to maximize photos and also time with guests after the ceremony. Thoughts?
Post # 3
I plan on doing a first look! I love the idea. I want FIs first time he sees me to be just the two of us (err..and photographer-haha). He likes the idea too. I don’t really believe in bad luck. We are doing a ton of things that aren’t exactly tradition, such as spending the night before the wedding together. I say go for it!
Post # 4
We’re also doing pics during the day. But even if we weren’t we would not want to go our entire wedding day not seeing each other. My FI helped me pick out my dress 🙂
Post # 5
We’re not doing this, but first looks just aren’t a thing over here! No one would have a clue what we were doing!
Post # 6
My FI is 100% opposed to the idea. . .never thought he’d care that much about it but he says he wants the first look to be when I walk down the aisle.
Post # 7
@infinity092813: Same. And I will take whatever input from him I can get, regarding the wedding!
Post # 8
I don’t think it’s really a done thing here either. I love looking at the pics of them, ran the idea past my partner – he’s not keen. He thinks I’ll get emotional & then not want to separate again to get the ceremony happening (which is pretty true!).
Post # 9
We had a first look. i liked the idea of having one on one time with my DH before, and letting him see me before everyone else as opposed to everyone plus him seeing me at the same time. i think he liked it too, he couldn’t stop telling me how beautiful i looked, and if he had seen me first walking down the isle we would have never gotten that little one on one time just to talk to eachother before the ceremony, and he still looked at me walking down the isle like i always hoped he would! Also we did pics before the ceremony (most of them) and took a few afterwards too i wouldn’t have done it anyother way. i wanted to enjoy my party after the ceremony, not be taking a million pictures! good luck!!
Post # 10
I like the idea of them. I think they are sweet, but its just not for us. FI wants his first look to be as I walk down the aisle.
Post # 11
I voted no, but it has nothing to do with bad luck, it just has to do with the fact that both of us feel like we’re doing the church wedding, we might as well go whole hog and have that moment when the doors open and we see each other for the first time. FI was adamant about wanting that, I was on the fence (and our photographer did push a first look, but there was also no good place to really do one), but in the end I decided yeah, I do kinda want that moment. So no first look.
Post # 12
One of my FI’s colleagues in the firehall had recently gotten married early in our planning process, and had all her photos done as “first look” and was really a big fan if the idea.
She easily convinced my normally-traditional FI to do a first look, so I’m excited to have time together before the ceremony; and our photographer is thrilled.
Post # 13
@MrsN23: so glad to hear about your first look, what you experienced are all the reasons we are doing one and it’s what my FI forward to the most.
Post # 14
I personally dont like first looks and my husband insisted on not seeing me before the wedding. He really didn’t want to know about anything how I was going to look before the wedding. That being said, I’ve known quite a few couples that did it and have yet to find one couple that regrets it!
Even with my feelings towards a first look (just not for it) if my ceremony started at 6, logistically, I’d do a first look. I’m sure it will be lovely!
Post # 15
my first look is when he will see me walking down the isle
Post # 16
I’m re-considering doing this if FI will allow it.