(Closed) First Look Photos

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes I did and it was worth it to me. You get to fully experience the moment together rather than from afar. 

Post # 6
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

I originally did not want to do a first look, but my husband and my photographers convinced me otherwise. I’m glad that they did. πŸ™‚ A lot of things went wrong the morning of our wedding and I was so upset and nervous all day. Seeing my soon-to-be husband before the ceremony, just the two of us, was one of the most calming moments of the day. I know it’s a tough decision and I’m sure whatever you decide to do will be wonderful, but now that the wedding is over I am so, so happy we had a first look and a moment to ourselves. 

Post # 7
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We did a first look and I am so happy we did! We were able to enjoy every aspect of our wedding this way without having to be taken away for a ton of pictures. We also ended up including our bridal party in our first look since we were truly so close to all of them. It was a very special moment that I would never regreat.

Post # 9
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We did a first look and all formal photos with the wedding party before the ceremony, and it was one of the best decisions we made!  

I was a bundle of nerves before seeing my husband, but having our moment together before the ceremony totally made the ceremony itself much less nerve-wracking.  I enjoyed getting to see him and show off my dress and hair/makeup alone instead of in front of an audience– we got to share a moment that I will always remember.  It didn’t reduce the amazing moment of walking down the aisle and being given away by my father at all.

Post # 10
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@lovelylight99:  We did them.  However, I already KNEW I wanted to do them, H was just like “Sure!” 


Plus we walked right into the ceremony space together (an outdoor space) so the timing/placement was perfect for our situation.

So if you aren’t sold on the idea, and you have some odd belief in superstitions, don’t let someone talk you into it.

Post # 11
2354 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

It all depends on how *you* feel about it.

I have seen some GORGEOUS and lovely and sweet first look photos. My photographer suggested it to my Fiance and I, and while I *do* love the concept and the look of the photos, Fiance and I both really want the first time he sees me on our wedding day to be when I’m coming down the aisle.

…not doing a first look is going to make it so hard not to kiss him until after our vows when I reach the end of the aisle, though! πŸ˜‰

Post # 13
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think were going to do the pictures where we are on other sides of a wall so we don’t see each but can hold hands and get cute pictures before

Post # 14
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Growing up, I always wanted the first look to be while I was walking down the aisle. Even when I started planning our wedding, I didn’t want to see Fiance before the actual ceremony. However, practicality has changed all of that. Our reception is only 4.5 hours. I really want to spend that time with Fiance and guests. I don’t want people to be waiting for us for an hour while we take our photos. So, that’s my main reason. πŸ™‚


Post # 15
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We tossed around the idea, but I really had my heart set on the big reveal at the altar. I told the photographer to focus on him when I first came in… there would be plenty photos of me throughout the day. I have no regrets that we didn’t do a first look. She got an amazing shot and we had plenty of time to get some great shots of just the two of us after family photos during the cocktail hour. 

Post # 16
2691 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I personally really want to do one because we are going to have a really tight schedule for the day of and I want to get as many pictures as possible out of the way before the ceremony.

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