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First Look Trend - Into It or Over It?

Lynnie, on February 25, 2020 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 0 85
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Funny and tear-jerking first look photos are everywhere these days! Many couples are choosing to do a first look before the ceremony for the photo op, or to get their pictures out of the way early in the day!

What's your current stance on the first look trend? Are you into it or over it?


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85 Comments

Latest activity by Tara, on January 5, 2021 at 9:36 AM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Into it . Did this myself and helps logistically with schedule
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  • Erin
    VIP December 2020
    Erin ·
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    I wanted to do a first look, but my mother has forbade it because of tradition
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Into it! I LOVED our first look!!!

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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Into it!! That's one of the things I'm most looking forward to at our wedding!

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  • F
    Dedicated September 2020
    Furure Mrs. ·
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    I'm not a fan of first looks. FH and I are both traditionalists, and seeing him for the first time walking down the aisle is the aspect of the wedding I have always looked forward to the most!

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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera ·
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    Into it, but FH wants to be traditional and wait until the ceremony to see me.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    I'm not into, and we won't be doing one. But I do understand why people like to do them. It's just not for me or my FH.

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  • Ashley
    Devoted July 2021
    Ashley ·
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    I love looking at pictures from other couple's first look moments, and we did consider doing a first look for a little while but ended up deciding against it. He wants to keep it traditional and have the first time he sees me be when I'm walking down the aisle. And I'm looking forward to that moment as well and can't wait to see the look on his face.

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  • Kris
    Devoted July 2021
    Kris ·
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    I like them, but FH is ADAMANT that he doesn't want to see me until I'm walking down the aisle, and I'm fine with that!

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  • M
    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    These are so practical (for schedule reasons) and very sweet. The first time the bride and groom see each other is the first time and will always be special no matter where it is. I personally prefer that moment to be more private than public, which is why I am a huge fan of first looks.

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  • Rachael
    Expert May 2021
    Rachael ·
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    Doesn't bother me one way or the other, but we're not doing one. We'd like to keep the tradition of surprise. I understand its better for logistics to enjoy cocktail hour, but we'll make do.

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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Not a fan personally of the first look. To each their own but I prefer to show him walking down the aisle.

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    Into it. It was my favorite moment of the entire wedding.
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  • Tara
    Dedicated August 2020
    Tara ·
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    The photos always look sooo cute, but for me personally it's a no. I guess I'm corny/traditional, but I want him to see me for the first time when I walk down the aisle.

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  • Jill
    Expert April 2020
    Jill ·
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    Into it! We are getting all our pictures out of the way before the ceremony so we can just hang out with our guests. We are having a DW so we want to spend as much time with these people as we can.

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  • Jennifer
    VIP August 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    I'm not doing it, but I love looking at other's pictures of theirs!

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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar August 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    I'm into it but FH isn't due to wanting to be surprised for the first time when I walk down the aisle. If we don't do it, it would suck but it's not like a deal breaker or anything. We did meet with our photographer and it seems like he's going to push for it lol.

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  • Rebecca
    Savvy May 2022
    Rebecca ·
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    Depends on where you stand with tradition. I'm still up in the air about which to choose. My FH says he doesn't care either way. I love the idea of tradition, but I also like the idea of a first look pictures and the time saving. Tough call, but whatever you choose, it will turn out great!

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  • Ashley
    Dedicated August 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Into it! I plan on doing this with my FH!
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  • Nina Arszulowicz
    Savvy September 2020
    Nina Arszulowicz ·
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    I’m going back and forth on having the first look before the ceremony or as I’m walking down.
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