Amber
Beginner November 2019

First Look

Amber, on May 11, 2019 at 8:43 PM Posted in Planning 0 50
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FIRST LOOK OR NO FIRST LOOK?!

I keep going back and forth. I’m having a hard time making a decision. I want to hear what everyone is doing!

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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly Online ·
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    It just depends on what is important to you! For us we wanted to eat our cocktail hour food and greet our guests during that time so we could stay seated during dinner. So we did a first look and have zero regrets! We both bawled as I walked down the aisle. But some people don’t care about cocktail hour or getting pictures out of the way and prefer no first look.
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  • Laura
    Rockstar October 2019
    Laura ·
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    Not for me. I would never take that moment from my FH where he sees me for the first time walking up the aisle to him. He wants that too. I don't judge anyone who wants it, just not for us

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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
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    We wanted it. We really liked the pictures that you get from a first look: they just look so sweet. I don't think it'll take away from our moment at the altar. We also liked the idea of getting all the major pictures done before the ceremony. We are spending so much money on this wedding, and we want to enjoy every minute of it with our guests!
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  • Heather
    Expert April 2020
    Heather ·
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    First look. At first I wanted to wait until I walked down the aisle. After giving it some thought (because FH wanted a first look), I realized the only thing I wanted was his reaction to seeing me for the first time and to capture it on camera. So I decided that I would be okay with a first look. This means we can also take all our pictures before the ceremony. We also don't have the funds to get appetizers for a cocktail hour (we will have the alcohol), so we just aren't having a "cocktail hour." The salad that the caterer offers will technically be our appetizer while the guests wait for us to make our wedding party entrance.

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  • Kelly
    Dedicated October 2019
    Kelly ·
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    We decided against it. It’s a special moment regardless, but we wanted to share that special moment with everyone as they see me walk down the aisle.
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  • K
    Savvy May 2019
    Kim ·
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    We’re having a first look, but honestly it’s mostly because it’ll save us some time to take wedding party photos before the wedding. Then family during cocktail hour.

    So if you guys are good either way, think if one would save you some time.
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  • Katherine
    Savvy August 2020
    Katherine ·
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    You know, I didn't even know this was an actual thing until I got engaged! I can totally see this being an option if it doesn't matter to you where your future husband FIRST sees you. For me, my fiance shut it down within two seconds because he says he wants to wait to see me walk down the aisle. Either way, I know the moment will be unforgettable but I think maybe it comes down to your timeline for your wedding day and how important to you both this is.

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  • Emily
    Dedicated October 2021
    Emily ·
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    If I were to do a first look, it would give us the opportunity to get all of our pictures done early. FH made it clear that he doesn't want to do a first look because he wants to first see me coming down the aisle. I thought this was very sweet because he has trouble showing his emotions sometimes soooooooo first look is out😂😂
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  • VIP September 2019
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    We are having a first look. We want that first look to be private, special, and intimate. My FH doesn't like to be put on the spot so we think this will help with that calm his nerves. Plus we want to enjoy our cocktail hour mingling with and greeting our guests.
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  • Aliza
    Savvy September 2020
    Aliza ·
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    In Judaism, you sign the ketubah (marriage agreement) before the ceremony, so a first look it's basically traditional. So that's what we'll be doing.
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  • S
    Dedicated May 2020
    Shannon ·
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    I am planning to do first look so we can do pictures before the ceremony and actually attend cocktail hour
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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    My fiancé really wants to wait to see me walk down the aisle
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  • Mandi
    Master October 2020
    Mandi ·
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    Nope. Not for us. We're being super traditional with the basics.
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  • Pattie
    Expert June 2020
    Pattie ·
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    I don’t think we will. Not a great spot for it at our venue
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  • Courtney
    Master December 2019
    Courtney ·
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    We're holding off and it was oddly enough my fiancé's choice. Instead I'm doing my "first look" with my dad before he walks me down the aisle.

    To save time during cocktail hour, our photographer will arrive to venue early to do group shots. Me with my girls, and my FH with his guys. Then we'll finish up pictures during cocktail hour.

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  • Vanessa
    Expert September 2019
    Vanessa ·
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    Yes we are doing a first look! I am so excited. I am s very emotional person and I think it will calm both of our nerves before the ceremony starts! We will have our photos done and the bridal party photos done before the ceremony. During cocktail hour will be our family photos and then we would like to spend at least 10 minutes alone together eating our appetizers in the bridal suit before we do our reception entrance. ❤️
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  • Kelci
    Super June 2019
    Kelci ·
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    I’m doing a first look with my dad. I was so against the first look until someone suggested doing one with my dad.
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  • Liz
    Savvy November 2019
    Liz ·
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    We're not doing a first look. I'm super traditional and don't want FH to see me until I walk down the aisle. We will be doing a first touch, where we're separated by a corner or a door and can't see each other. That way we get a chance to talk before the wedding and the comfort of at least holding hands.
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  • Ingrid
    Super October 2020
    Ingrid ·
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    We've decided to do a first touch, not a first look. My fiance wants to see me for the first time walking toward him down the aisle.
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  • Trista
    VIP September 2019
    Trista ·
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    First touch! My fiance really wants to see me for the first time down the aisle!
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