Lindsey
Beginner December 2020

First look or traditional way?

Lindsey, on November 12, 2019 at 9:14 PM Posted in Planning 1 63
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Having trouble deciding.. which did you pick and why?

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    Devoted November 2019
    Emily ·
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    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.
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar August 2020
    Jasmine ·
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    I thought about doing a first look but my FH really wants to skip it because he said he wants to be surprised the first time he sees me walking down the aisle.

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  • Rachel
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Rachel ·
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    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!
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  • Stefanie
    Devoted December 2019
    Stefanie ·
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    I’ve been curious about the same thing! I kind of want to do a first look but FH wants to have the traditional way
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  • Anna
    Rockstar June 2020
    Anna ·
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    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 thenSmiley smile
    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❤
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  • Kasyah
    Dedicated March 2020
    Kasyah ·
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    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.
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    Dedicated October 2020
    Christina ·
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    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.
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  • Kristen
    Super October 2020
    Kristen Online ·
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    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?
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  • Mrs. Sarantos
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. Sarantos ·
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    My fiancé feels strongly about waiting which I think is super sweet so we’re gonna do it that way. Well still have plenty of time for photos.
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  • Crystal
    Dedicated November 2020
    Crystal ·
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    We’re going to do first look, I want to enjoy the cocktail hour. (My favorite part)
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  • Jessica
    Beginner June 2020
    Jessica ·
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    FH wants to have that “me walking towards him down the aisle” moment. Shut down first look.
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  • Caitlin
    Dedicated September 2021
    Caitlin ·
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    We are still on the fence, we go back and forth about it but right now we're leaning towards no first look.
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  • Erika
    Devoted April 2021
    Erika ·
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    Traditional ❤
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  • Rachelle
    Beginner October 2020
    Rachelle ·
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    I asked to do a first look because since my parents won't be at the wedding, FH decided we'd walk in together (which I'm good with), but I still wanted that seeing-for-the-first-time moment.
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    Savvy August 2020
    Elle ·
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    Traditional. We both do not like the idea of the first look.
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  • Danica
    Dedicated October 2019
    Danica ·
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    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.
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  • Rebecca
    Super August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    We did NOT. We're both terribly superstitious, and really wanted that first moment to be during the ceremony.

    We had plenty of time for photos, as there was a park immediately next door to the venue.

    In the end, we both managed to not cry, but our officiant did have to gently ask us to move apart so he could perform the ceremony, because we were clinging to each other....

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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2020
    Ashley ·
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    We are going the traditional route. My fiance is against a first look, he wants that moment.

    I am surprised to see so many people skipping it. I thought the majority of couples do a first look.

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  • Ann
    Devoted September 2021
    Ann ·
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    First look. I want to get all the ugly crying out right away 😂 I don’t want to be crying down the aisle, I want to have to the biggest smile ever on!
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  • M
    Expert September 2020
    Marcia ·
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    Since FH and I are walking down the aisle
    together we will definitely see each other.

    this is the second wedding for both of us.
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