Post # 47
We did a first look, and it did not take away or make me walking down the aisle any less emotional…. My DH still cried when he saw my dad and me coming down the aisle. I was on the fence about it, but now I’m so happy we did it! I even did a first look with my dad since I am such a daddy’s girl, the pictures are so amazing and emotional. Every time I see them I get all teary! 🙂
Post # 48
We decided not to do a first look and his reaction when he saw me walking down the aisle with my dad was AWESOME. However, that doesn’t mean the first look would have taken that away and I believe you should do whatever you are most comfortable with.
@s2bmrscook I had never heard of “First touch” but your picture almost brought me to tears and I wish I had heard of it before. That is absolutely beautiful. I think I would have liked to do that if I knew about it.
Post # 49
We did not do a first look; we were both too traditional to want to. And the expression on his face seeing me walk down the aisle was priceless. I’ve never seen emotion like that on his face before or since. We wanted all the heavy emotion to be in the ceremony; it just made the marriage itself that much more meaningful.
We took all the bridesmaids pictures and groomsmen pictures and all pictures of him with his family and me with my family before the ceremony, so pictures afterwards didn’t take all that long. It was a small price to pay to take photos afterwards for us to have the ceremony the way we wanted it.
I don’t think there’s a right or a wrong way to do it. If you want to do a first look, then do it, and if you don’t, then don’t feel like you have to. Just don’t feel pressured to do things the way other people are telling you if you feel differently.