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

  • M
    Beginner November 2019
    Monica ·
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    Yes plus we’re using that time for more photos of us so we don’t have to rush and do all photos during cocktail hour.
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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    NOPE!

    We are superstitious and thought it was terrible luck to see each other. I almost got upset because I had to text DH something after midnight, and I was worried that was bad luck!


    Of course, by the time 5PM rolled around, I hadn't seen him since 8PM the night before, and I nearly ran down the aisle just to get to him. (The officiant actually had to ask us to step farther apart, because we were so happy to see each other we were blocking him!)

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  • Arkilia
    Super November 2021
    Arkilia ·
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    Yeah, we are also doing pictures. Our biggest reason is that our ceremony and reception are in 2 different cities about 30 min away south. So I didn't want to keep my guest waiting and I refuse to be rushed during our photos
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  • Katelyn
    Dedicated September 2021
    Katelyn ·
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    I dont want my photos rushed either. My cermony and reception are at the same place. So I also dont want to spend 2 hours doing pictures and then that wastes 2 hours of my reception.
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  • Amers
    Savvy February 2020
    Amers ·
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    Ultimately, we decided for the first look. I'm a very emotional person and I know I'm going to be a wreck when I see him. This way I can fix my makeup and not have to be a blubbering mess in front of all our guests. His mom isn't a fan, she wants us to wait until I walk down the isle, but this is what works best for us. Also, we can get all the formal photos before the ceremony and be able to have fun and enjoy the evening once the ceremony is over!

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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Clíodhna ·
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    Your first look photos were gorgeous Smiley love

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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Clíodhna ·
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    I think having a first look with a family member is a great alternative to doing one with your FS. You can always see how you feel clsoer to the time and make a decision Smiley smile

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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    Nay! FH doesnt want one; he is expecting to get misty eyed and wants the reveal to be when i'm walking down the aisle. Also I already have less than 2 hours to decorate. Having it before is just not logistically possible.

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  • Meagan
    Dedicated July 2021
    Meagan ·
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    Yea! I'm looking forward to having the moment together.
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  • Diana
    VIP December 2019
    Diana ·
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    We decided not to do a first look.
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  • Erin
    VIP December 2020
    Erin ·
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    I wanted to do a first look, but my parents are more traditional and don't want us to do it. Luckily we're all showing up at the ceremony location ready to go (nowhere to get ready at the national park) so as long as we arrive in different vans and the photographer is ready to go, it'll still be a "first look" xD

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  • Alyssa
    Dedicated January 2020
    Alyssa ·
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    We are planning a first look, and possibly reading a letter or "vows" together as we are having a Catholic ceremony and you don't customize them for that. This will help with making sure our photos all get done too! Also, we will get to speak to each other instead of a whisper at the alter!

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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera ·
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    We are not doing it because FH doesn't want to see me before. I can't decide if I like the idea or not. Some days, I think it would be nice to spend a bit of time together beforehand, but I like the tradition of him seeing me for the first time as I walk down the isle.

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  • Stephanie
    Expert September 2021
    Stephanie ·
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    Nay!! We want to wait until the wedding!! I think first looks are cute but not our thing!

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  • Samantha
    Savvy October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    Nay as to the groom, his first opportunity to see me will be as I walk down the aisle. My dad and I will have one though
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  • Tadiana
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Tadiana ·
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    Yes. He can’t see me until I walk
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  • Michaela
    Super May 2020
    Michaela ·
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    Yay!! This is the part of the day I'm looking forward to the most. Even tho I doubt my FH will have much of a reaction, it just signals the start of the day for me. That's when it will feel real Smiley smile

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  • Jamie
    Expert May 2020
    Jamie ·
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    Nah - We will see each other at the alter Smiley heart

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  • Andrea
    Master January 2021
    Andrea ·
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    Yeah, we're going to have to based on how our timeline is set up.

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  • Morgan
    Savvy June 2021
    Morgan ·
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    No- my fiancé wants to be really surprised
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