(Closed) Out of NOWHERE, FI suggested a first look!

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Newbee

I think a first look would be great! I’m doing a first look so we can get awesome pictures and get to share that special moment together, in private. I don’t want to get lost in my nerves when I see my fiance for the first time. I want it to be natural and private, and captured in great photos.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I thought we were going to do a first look but, like your Fiance, out of the blue, my Fiance said he would rather not do one, so now I am in the process of reworking things :-/

Post # 7
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Newbee

@tinylittlebird: I’m doing mine 1 and 1/2 hours before the ceremony to take photographs and talk/calm dowm/enjoy the moment. My venue is really colorful with lots of beautiful spots to take photos so I’m taking advantage of that.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@tinylittlebird: I know it is crazy!!! It is not like I have any other last minute things to do 🙂 I am glad he told me now though, instead of the day of; that would have been worse :-/

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Why not have it quite a while before the ceromoney so that there is time to part once more and for you to freshen up. For example:

First Look 1.5 hours before ceremony

30mins pictures

Groom Leaves

30mins Bridesmaids etc

30mins to freshen up. 

That way he won’t see you 1 hour before the ceremony and the excitement can build again. If you are wearing a veil, perhaps you shouldn’t wear it for the first look, only for the ceremony. That will keep you looking fresh and not “old hat”

But as you said, also talk to your photographer and she want she suggests. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We were planning on not doing a 1st look, my man is very traditional, and then out of nowhere he too said he thought we should  do a first look. We have a good chunk of time for photos between the ceremony and erception so pictures are not a concern, he jus thinks such a personal and emotional moment should be just for us not for a whole congregation of people to see. We are still deciding what to do because now I am Miss Traditional adn still like the idea of him seeing me for the first time when I walk down the aisle.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We were planning on not doing a 1st look, my man is very traditional, and then out of nowhere he too said he thought we should  do a first look. We have a good chunk of time for photos between the ceremony and erception so pictures are not a concern, he jus thinks such a personal and emotional moment should be just for us not for a whole congregation of people to see. We are still deciding what to do because now I am Miss Traditional adn still like the idea of him seeing me for the first time when I walk down the aisle.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We our doing the same thing. I didn’t want to lose the moment by taking pics and stuff, I just want to see him so I will be able to calm my nerves enough to get down the aisle.So we will see each other in a private garden 30 mins before the ceremony

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