Clíodhna
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First Look - Yea or Nay?

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

Posted in Community Conversations 119

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

  • Tess
    Beginner September 2020
    Tess ·
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    I wanted to but he doesn’t.
    I will be having a first look with my daddio instead.
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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine ·
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    Yeah! and i can't wait to see the pictures Smiley smile

    we had a shorter reception time so i didn't want to spend that time taking photos and having my family or bridal party miss out on cocktail hour.

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  • Breanna
    Devoted September 2020
    Breanna ·
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    Nay. My fiance and I both agreed to wait until I walk down the aisle.
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  • S
    Savvy September 2021
    S & W ·
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    No way! While it looks cute and the idea is to get a lot of photos done before the ceremony I like the idea of him being emotional in front of everyone and seeing that love and first moment between us. To me that is the whole reason of having a wedding vs a private ceremony with a party afterwards, to allow everyone to participate in the moment and your joy.

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  • S
    Savvy September 2021
    S & W ·
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    Have you thought about taking pictures where he doesn't see you but you still get great shots and a few of the formal photos out of the way? Both of you and your families on either side of a door, or a trick photo where you're dreaming of him with your girls and he's out a window with the guys. Talk with your photographer about it a little and see what ideas they come up with.

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  • L
    Savvy December 2019
    Ladyredgravedmc ·
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    I'm planning on him seeing me for the first time as I walk down the aisle. I've never wanted to do a first look because him seeing me while he's waiting at the altar means a lot to me for some unknown reason. I want to see his reaction there instead of him knowing what I look like beforehand.
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  • Jessie
    Savvy August 2021
    Jessie ·
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    I am for sure doing a first look! I love that this is more intimate and private Smiley smile

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  • Melissa
    Dedicated July 2021
    Melissa ·
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    Nay. Will capture everything as I walk down the aisle.
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  • Sweet'N'Rhodes
    Devoted March 2022
    Sweet'N'Rhodes ·
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    My man will see me in the car as we drive to our destination, so yes. But that wouldn't be documented. Smiley winking

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  • Natalia
    Expert October 2020
    Natalia ·
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    Yea, definitely.

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  • Lily
    Savvy January 2020
    Lily ·
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    DON'T DO IT. I got married on Jan 5th, 2020 and was debating about this. Well while it was beautiful, I wouldn't do it again. You really take away from walking down the isle emotions. He even said that he was way less emotional since he had seen me already. So speaking from experience, I wish I had not done the first look. This new trend is just to take more pictures, I wish I would of stayed more in tradition.

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  • Sabrina
    Dedicated September 2020
    Sabrina ·
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    I am looking forward to walking down that aisle to see the look on his face. I know he'll cry. :-)


    I prefer not to have a first look.
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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    Absolutely get do the first look with pics taken before the ceremony. Not only do you get over that stress, there's no gap before the reception for guests to fend for themselves.
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  • Ashley
    Super November 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Yay! I'm doing mine with my dad actually!

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  • M
    Super October 2022
    Michele ·
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    Yes and all formal pictures before the ceremony
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    No no no. Never was a fan of this. It seems very opposite of candid.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle Online ·
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    Yes. Get pictures done and nerves calmed so there's no gap before the reception
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  • MLS
    Dedicated September 2021
    MLS ·
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    Nay...not for us. I hear a lot of people say it's logistical. I want that reveal moment at the end of the aisle. I don't want to take that moment away for logistics.

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  • Sweetness
    Devoted October 2022
    Sweetness ·
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    Nay. He doesn't want to see me before I'm walking down the aisle. I think that's adorable, so I'm happy to do that for him.
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