Clíodhna
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First Look - Yea or Nay?

Clíodhna, on November 5, 2019 at 11:05 AM

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Will you and your fiancé(e) steal a private moment together before the wedding day madness commences? Or would you rather save your first look for the walk down the aisle? Will you do a first-look? Yea or Nay? Photo by Gloria Goode Photography in Austin, TX Next Question: Wedding Hashtag? Back to...

Will you and your fiancé(e) steal a private moment together before the wedding day madness commences? Or would you rather save your first look for the walk down the aisle?

Will you do a first-look? Yea or Nay?


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Photo by Gloria Goode Photography in Austin, TX



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119 Comments

  • Taylor
    VIP October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    Don't necessarily want to but we will to help move the day along and prevent us from missing half of it for photos.

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  • Kaylee
    Dedicated September 2020
    Kaylee ·
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    Nay. The first look will be when I walk down the aisle. But, we are going to have our backs against a barn door and hold each other's hand and read each other's letters to each other.
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  • Teresa
    Devoted October 2020
    Teresa ·
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    I am SO torn! I was set on not doing a first look but after reading a few brides and their stories I think I might change my mind. I'll have to discuss it with the FH and see what he thinks.

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  • Tara
    VIP November 2016
    Tara ·
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    YEA! I'm all about the first look Smiley love . Although I do also love the traditional idea of waiting until walking down the aisle. We opted to do a first look because I wanted that moment just between the two of us. And it gave us the chance to take photos beforehand. I think they're nice because you can have a private moment together before all the craziness and it takes some of the nerves away.

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  • Rebecca
    Dedicated July 2021
    Rebecca ·
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    I want to because I think It would help me feel more comfortable, but FH is adamant he doesn’t want to do it. I plan to bring it up again in a few months to see if he changes his mind but I won’t bother him about it if he hasn’t.
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  • Ruth
    Dedicated September 2021
    Ruth ·
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    After reading another brides 1st look experience, I spoke to FH and we decided that we are doing a 1st look... a private moment for just us.
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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Yes! We did a first look and it was our favorite part of our day! Such a special moment!
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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Yea! I'm so excited to get that alone time with my FH before the ceremony. I think it'll help with logistics too.

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  • Laura
    Master October 2019
    Laura ·
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    TOTALLY nay! I hate the who idea of it. I was glad my groom was adamant about not wanting one either. I'm always glad when I go to a wedding and they don't do it, because one of the best parts of the wedding is seeing the look on the face of the groom when he sees is bride for the first time. I would never tell anoter bride what to do though, I just hate it

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  • Jessica
    Expert February 2020
    Jessica ·
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    Nay, I thought about it but FH wasn't into it.

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  • Sarah
    Devoted April 2022
    Sarah ·
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    Yea. I want to get pictures done while my hair and makeup are still fresh and un-cried in, and I want to be able to actually socialize during my cocktail hour.

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  • C
    Super January 2020
    Cassie ·
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    I kind of want to do one but FH doesn’t want to.
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  • L
    Super October 2020
    Leslie ·
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    Yes-My fiancé loves the idea. Then he wants to walk down the aisle together.

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  • Tanyia
    Expert February 2020
    Tanyia ·
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    Yes- I like the photos.
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  • Heather
    Expert April 2020
    Heather ·
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    Yea - we are doing all pictures before the ceremony to avoid paying for appetizers for a cocktail hour and having the guests wait a while until they can eat dinner.

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  • Katelyn
    Dedicated September 2021
    Katelyn ·
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    So was I, but now I'm so excited for it. We will also be doing pictures at the same time with the bridal party.
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  • Nyikee
    Expert February 2020
    Nyikee ·
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    No! I could not be further against a first look. It's one of the few things that is traditional that I really believe in- not seeing the bride before the ceremony!

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  • Caitlin
    Savvy September 2021
    Caitlin ·
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    Nay. We’re going traditional and he’ll see me for the first time as I’m walking down the aisle with my dad.
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  • Marquita
    Dedicated January 2020
    Marquita ·
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    Yes. We finally decided we want to do a first look to save on time and make sure we get the pictures we want. Also I really need him to get his tears out then so when I’m walking down the aisle he’s not crying in all the photos or have blood shot eyes 😒
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  • Andrea
    Super May 2020
    Andrea ·
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    Nope. But we will hold hands separated by a wall or door and read our day of letters to eachother. We both want the first time he sees me to be walking down the aisle
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