As your wedding day approaches some of you may be wondering if you should do a first look or not. Clearly there’s no right or wrong answer here and it’s all personal preference however, I wanted to outline the pros and cons so that you have more information that may be helpful in your decision making.
Couples will choose to do a first look to ease the nerves of seeing each other for the first time in front of all their guests.
It’s a good time to connect with your soon to be husband in a more personal setting.
It allows you to spend more time at cocktail hour and with your guests after the ceremony.
Your wedding day can feel like a whirlwind so it’s a nice time to pause and have an intimate moment together.
The first look is an amazing time to capture fun, meaningful, intimate photos.
Tradition. If you’re traditional and value seeing each other for the first time at the ceremony then a first look isn’t for you.
First reactions can be more meaningful during a ceremony vs. during a first look.
You will have to get ready earlier in the day and budget enough time. If there isn’t enough time in the timeline then don’t force it.