Post # 1
Our wedding ceremony will be outside & will start at 7pm (cant change it, invitations already printed, and vendors have already finalized when to arrive). It will be dark before the ceremony starts, I loved this because we will be saying our vows under a canopy of lights. However, somehow I did not think about the fact that allllll of the pics of Fiance & I will be taken in the dark. I am taking pics w/ family & BM’s while we are getting ready & before the ceremony. My Fiance & I were both very much against a first look, we both wanted the first time we see each other to be when I am walking down the aisle, but I don’t want all of our pics to be in the dark. I am now sort of on the fence about a first look, since I really want daytime pics of us, but Fiance is still very much against it.
What do yall think? Any ideas or suggestions? Or ways to try & convince my Fiance to do the first look?
Post # 3
I think doing a first look would probably be best. With it being after 7pm, your photographer will most likely be using a flash during your entire ceremony. But if you do a first look, you can do bride and groom portraits during sunset, which would make for some beautiful photographs. Variety is always good. 🙂
Post # 4
We are struggling with the same thing since our ceremony also begins at 7pm. Our photog suggested a “day after” shoot–no time pressure, no worrying about getting the dress dirty, and we can take daylight pics. Just an idea!
Post # 5
We are doing a first look because our start time is 6pm. We would probably have a little light left, but I don’t want to be rushed. I understand the day after shoot idea, but that means I have to get hair and makeup ALL OVER AGAIN… no thanks.
In the end, it’s up to you. I’ve seen some AWESOME pictures on here taken at night. We are doing a few pictures AFTER the reception on the pier at the reception venue because it has a great skyline view of the city.
Post # 6
I think there’s something magical about waiting until you catch a glimpse of each other during the ceremony, but I can definitely see where you’re coming from. I would just go with whatever feels right to you–honestly, I don’t think you can make a wrong decision here. If you’re still on the fence about it, flip a coin! Or if your fiance is still super against the first look idea, honor his wishes instead. I am positive that your photographer will capture the moment beautifully, whether its while walking down the aisle under a canopy of twinkling lights or while beaming excitedly in the daylight. 🙂
Post # 7
When I look through our wedding photos I can honestly say that all of my favorites (including my avatar on here) are ones that we would not have it we hadn’t done a first look. We weren’t rushing through anything, we were relaxed and happy in all of them, and we took photos both outdoors and indoors that wouldn’t have been possible given the timeline of our wedding in November (when it gets dark at 5pm). The wedding went by so quickly as it was, I am glad I didn’t miss much of it taking photos.
Post # 8
we got married at night and we did a first look as well. i am really glad we did.