(Closed) first look or wait

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Did/Would you do a first look? Why or Why not?

    Yes! because...

    No, because...

  • Post # 47
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @littlemissmango: Exactly. I always wondered about that. Wouldn’t a more appropriate name be “last look”, since it’s your last look at one another before you enter the place where you become husband and wife?

    I suppose that’s a bit macabre.

    Post # 48
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @greener11: My fella and I are going to have a friend who’s an excellent amateur photog meet us the day after so that we can have a second round of photos. We aren’t leaving on a honeymoon right away, so we will have all day the day after to get the shots we REALLY want without having to worry about $100 makeup sweating off, or getting back in time to make sure that the ceremony starts on time. Also, the man with me…in those pictures of us in our wedding clothes…will be my husband. Might be something to consider if you have the luxury of time AFTER the wedding. We aren’t going to trash the dress, just drive around town and enjoy the company of friends and each other in our fancy clothes.

    Post # 49
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2006

    Just one man’s opinion…

    I will never forget the moment, when I was waiting at the alter and saw my bride come down those stairs with her father. I don’t think it could have been any better. 

    Post # 50
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think they are cute but I don’t think they are for me. I want the anticipation of waiting until the church! I had friends who saw each other a lot right before the wedding and it lost a lot of special ness.

    Post # 51
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @Adriana.Niva: yay another 5-27-11 bride! I agree, no first look for us. I want the complete surprise, gazing down the aisle at my future husband, and him gazing at me for the first time. 

    Post # 52
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think the idea of a first look is really special, but we both want our first time seeing each other on our wedding day to be when I’m walking down the aisle (:

    Post # 53
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m looking forward to having a few minutes alone with my almost hubby…I won’t have to worry about crying and looking like a dork in front of people (hoping it will help me keep it together during the ceremony!).

    Post # 55
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think 1st looks are great pictures and a special moment between each other.  However, I do like the tradition of waiting 🙂

    Post # 56
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We waited until the ceremony to see eachother for the first time and I’m so glad I did.  It was so emotional and special and I would recommend it to everyone to wait.

     

    Post # 57
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am kinda traditional in that sense and I want the experience of seeing him for the first time as I walk down the aisle. Part of it comes from the factthat waiting is a Christian custom and since us Christians lave the lamest, uninvolved ceremonies ever (Seriously! All we have in a unity candle and a couple of readings! We can’t do communion because he wouldn’t be able to take it) So I was determined to keep SOME Christian traditions! Otherwise we would have ended up with a Jewish ceremony with a hint of Christian. NOT what we wanted. It does make after wedding pictures take that much longer though.

    Post # 58
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was really against it in the beginning, but it turned out that the timing for photographs does not work for us and we have to do a First Look. After being quite upset and disappointed about it, I am now actually excited about doing it. I read so many wonderful stories from Bees saying that it was the best moment of the day, that I can’t wait to do it. I think having a private moment between two people is going to be a nice way to start a day.

    Post # 59
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We’re not doing one because we’re both rather traditional.  Plus we want that special moment when the doors of the church open and he sees me for the first time.  I can see how doing a first look can ease the anxiety of the day, but for us, we’re willing to find another way to combat our nerves & save the magic for the walk down the aisle.

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