When it comes to your wedding day, it's all about you and your significant other! In recent years, it has become more common for the bride and groom to share a "first look" alone before the ceremony. We understand it can be difficult to decide between including this special moment or traditionally saving the surprise for your walk down the aisle, so we put together a few points for you to consider!
Including a first look allows you to spend more time with your significant other. Wedding days are packed full of photos, speeches, dances and so much more. Your planner is doing everything in their power to make sure each event follows the timeline as closely as possible, leaving it easy to get wrapped up in the craziness of the schedule and greeting guests. Seeing each other before the ceremony allows you to connect in private and spend more time together.
Calm your nerves. If the thought of seeing your other half for the first time in front of all of your guests makes you shake, a first look might be a good option for you. Getting the chance to squeeze your best friend and talk to them is sure to help with any anxiety.
Consider the pictures. We've all seen the amazing and emotional groom pictures when he first sees his bride walking down the aisle. Amazing! If you choose to have a first look instead, the photographer will be the only other person in the room and cancapture those intimate, emotional moments. Both are beautiful, and you can best predict how you will react to each other!
Timeline. Being open to seeing each other before the ceremony allows much more time for portraits and wedding party photos! This takes some pressure off from cramming them in between cocktail hour and the reception.
To wrap things up, including a first look is a personal choice that each couple should make together! If you have your heart set on not seeing each other until the ceremony, stick with that. If not, talk to your vendor team to educate yourself on your options and most importantly enjoy your day!!!