First look you can get any jitters out and I feel like it’s very common lately. However, if you decide not to - you can still have photos taken of the two of you holding hands around a wall. I’ve seen this online. We had a first look and I don’t regret it. At the same time though I’m sure people who did the traditional no first look don’t regret that decision either.
I personally like the traditional way, and my fiancé specifically requested to have the “grand entrance” and no first look. My friend and her husband did a first look though and they said it relieved a lot of pressure. Whatever works best for you is fine!
We are older and we both want to follow tradition. I'm riding my horse to the aisle, he will see me for the first time then I'll be riding through a grove of trees, the guests will be able to see me go by, he will be facing front, so he won't see me until we are facing him at the top of the aisle, when I dismount and get my bouquet❤
We are doing a first look for a few different reasons. One is for the jitters and excitement. The other is we will be reading our vows to each other at that time since we aren't the type to want to do that in front of everyone. It will be our own special moment right before the next special moment- the ceremony where everyone then is apart of our journey.
We were against the first look at first but our photographer brought up a great point that we should enjoy the cocktail hour and get to mingle with everyone without missing the whole thing taking pictures. And it’s nice for our bridal party to enjoy cocktail hour too.
No first look. My fh wouldn't know what that is lol. I am traditional that i want me walking down the aisle to be a surprise. I don't even want him to see my dress. What ultimately speaks to your heart?
After a lot of debate, we decided to do a first look. Helped relieve any jitters & we got most of our pictures done before the ceremony so we didn't have to wait so long to eat. Also, I made our boutonnières... He knew that his was a little different from his guys but he didn't know how it was different... We lost his dad 2 1/2 years ago so I put a charm with a picture of his dad on his boutonniere & I wanted to be the one to give it to him & see his reaction.