(Closed) To or Not To first look???

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: First Look

    Yes

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  • Post # 32
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think this decision needs to be made based on the moment and not the pictures. Would you rather have a dramatic entrance or a more private moment? Personally, I’m excited about doing the tradional dramatic entrance and will give up extra posed shots for that any day!

    Post # 33
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It sounds silly, but I almost started crying when our wedding planner suggested that we see each other before I walk down the aisle.  I was like, “wait, WHAT?!  You want to rob me of the single moment I have been looking forward to since practically the first day I met this man?!?!  No way!”  We’re getting married in a big, gorgeous Catholic cathedral-style church, and I am so looking forward to the moment that I look down that long aisle at my FH and enjoy the walk towards him, and the moment he (and everyone else) sees me as a bride for the first time.  That’s just me, though!

    Post # 34
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We did one so that we could do all the family pictures before the wedding and not have to miss too much of our reception.

    And I’m glad we did. Because DH basically fell apart when he saw me. He couldn’t catch his breath or stop crying for about 15 minutes. It was the sweetest moment ever and I’m glad we had that.

    I’m also glad that it didn’t happen when I was walking down the aisle!

    Post # 35
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

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    @EvaBostonTerrier: Having a first look was my favorite part of the day as well, in addition to the ceremony.

    I’m SO glad we did a first look! It was such a special time for the two of us. We also got some great pictures. AND we took most of the bridal party pictures beforehand so we could enjoy almost all of our private cocktail hour with the bridal party. DH and I even had time to get some pictures driving around in a golf cart!

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    Post # 36
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Opps, forgot the golf cart picture!

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    Post # 37
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

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    @Treasure43: LOVe the golf cart picture!! 🙂

    Post # 38
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

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    @PitBulLover: Thanks! It’s my favorite picture! I’d never driven a golf cart before and it was so much fun!

    Post # 39
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I really wanted to do it, had planned on doing it, had talked with my photographer about it, but when the time came, I decided against it.  My DH really wanted to see me for the first time walking down the aisle, though he would have done the first look if I really wanted it to happen.  I wouldn’t trade the moment when he turned around and saw me on my dad’s arm for the world.  It was perfect and special.  He made sure not to speak to me after midnight and we didn’t see each other or speak until the ceremony at 6.  Old fashioned, but it was so romantic. 

    Post # 40
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My husband and I just got married on Saturday and we did a First Look! It was one of our most favorite parts of the day…it was AMAZING!!!  It was a great way to have a private moment together and to get the nerves out of the way. It was so, so special!!

    Photo courtesy of Hinkley Photo: http://www.hinkleyphoto.com

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    Post # 41
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

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    @littlemissmango: That’s why we did some before and after the ceremony! 😉

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My Fiance is being traditional about it as well, he hated the idea of a first look. Since our ceremony is at 4, we will have some time for pics afterwards but I’m going to try and get a lot of the other family pics out of the way before the ceremony: bridal pics, me and my BMs, me and my mom and dad, the bridal party together. Fiance doesn’t want to do posed pics at all, he wants the photographers to just be in the background! But there’s a lake nearby with a castle on an island and we HAVE to take pictures in front of it! Hopefully it won’t take too long though, how long does it really take to get a few good pictures? I’d rather most of them be candid but I just want a few romantic ones…

    Post # 43
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I thought a lot about this. I’m fairly traditional with a very traditional family and a surprisingly traditional groom! What really made me consider it was all the times I’ve waited for pictures at past weddings. Plus, with a winter wedding, we were trying to catch some sunlight.

    When I asked my Fiance what he thought, he said (which isn’t like him at all – super practical guy), “well, it’s not a photoshoot. it’s a wedding, so is this how you imagine your wedding day?” that just made it click.

    I still think it could be romantic and we are both very private, but there would be a photog there, and knowing my family, probably some guests. We are going to try have a private moment after the reception and photos while our guests are enjoying the cocktail hour.

    Post # 45
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I am so happy that we did a first look. I was so anxious while I was getting ready, but felt istantly better as soon as I saw him. It was nice to have that special private moment and to get to hug, kiss, cry, and talk to each other right away. I also loved getting to hang out with him up until right before the wedding.

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