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First Look or Not?


couple having a first look on their wedding day
Photo: Nicodem Creative

The first look. A very popular moment to share with your soon-to-be partner. But, the question is, is it necessary? Traditionally, The “First look” has not always been a thing. It has been that big, gushing moment when your partner sees you walk down the aisle that is what everyone dreams of. However, some people dream of that private moment that they can have with their partner for gorgeous photos, memorable moments, and (psst) it also saves time and stress :). Let's talk about it!!


The traditional way. When getting married, we always talk about that moment when you walk down the aisle and pray that your partner cries or, rewind, we are doing it again. It is the moment you see each other for the first time and look at each other in awe. If you are asking for my opinion, I am a big traditional gal. I love the idea of seeing each other in this moment. It is such a precious time that I think a lot of people are glad they did. However, there are a few cons. The morning can be a little tough making sure that you do not see each other! Additionally, it also means you have to take wedding party photos after the ceremony, so this would not be ideal for those who want to be a part of cocktail hour! Either way, it is such a great moment!


First looks have become more and more popular as the years go on. Additionally, there is more than just a first look with your fiance! Couples are doing first looks with moms, dads, and the wedding party as well. The first look can be just as special as walking down the aisle for the first time, but this gives you privacy. Just you and your fiance. You can really cherish that special moment together. Although I definitely love the non-first look vibe, some first looks are just absolutely gorgeous and I love every moment of it. Plus, you can get all of your wedding party pictures out of the way so that you can be present after the ceremony instead of having to go off and take a ton of pictures!


At the end of the day, you can’t go wrong with any choice. The first look can be one of the most favorite moments of the day, and so can the walking down the aisle moment. In fact, there are so many different things you can do these days! Some couples even do a first touch! We love any and all options! Do what makes you happy!


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