Beginner October 2019

First Look?

Breeanna, on June 10, 2019 at 11:34 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 12
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I have been thinking about doing a first look for our wedding but keep going back and forth. One thing I keep thinking about is, Wouldnt it be weird to take pictures when the groom doesnt have his ring on? Some of the pictures you take before the ceremony during the first look, he wont have his ring on. Just something I thought of. Anyone have any thoughts or comments on this?


  • Rachel
    Expert September 2019
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    Following--we have to do a first look based on our timeline, and I didn't even think of the ring in pics issue till you mentioned it!

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  • Megan
    VIP January 2019
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    Honestly there’s not a single photo from our wedding where you can tell he’s wearing a ring. close up ring photos just aren’t the focus like they are in engagement photos. You can do a first look and still do a few portraits afterwards if those photos with rings are important to you. Personally we didn’t do a first look and I don’t regret it.
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
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    I'm doing a first look just because it gives me more time to take a lot of photos I want and works better for my timeline. I didn't really think about the ring situation. I don't really mind him wearing his already.
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  • Kelsey
    Dedicated September 2019
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    My friend got married a week ago and did a first look. They each wore their wedding bands during pictures and then took them off before the ceremony. They did almost every posed picture before the ceremony so after they could go straight to the reception
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  • Becca
    Expert July 2019
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    I will be doing the 1st look photos without his ring. Then after that, when it is the group photos etc he will put it on. No one will be the wiser if you did them before or after the wedding. It is a great option if you want to get straight to the party vs taking photos after.

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  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
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    You can wear them before just for the photos. Overall I'm not sure anyone can see rings in the photos.
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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
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    We did a first look and both H and I wore our wedding bands in the pictures. We just took them off again before the ceremony.

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  • Jessica
    VIP June 2020
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    We are doing a first look and will be putting our rings on for them then taking them off before the ceremony.

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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
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    I never thought of the ring until you said it. We agreed to do a first look because of time. I didn't think it would that big of a deal to not have his ring. I was just hoping for some pictures afterwards with it on.

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  • Ginsteeca
    Expert June 2019
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    I thought this would be a bigger deal than it was. I had been worried we wouldn't have our rings on too. We just got married Saturday and actually forgot the rings til just before the ceremony. My husband had left them in the car, and had to send someone out to find them.

    Without rings during the first look is the best. YOU KNOW those photos are from before the ceremony, it's part of the magic of the first look. We did take several shots after as time allowed, but it wasn't so much time that those photos will make up a great percentage of our overall posed photos.

    We still had to take plenty of photos after the ceremony, and were able to get plenty around sunset too during the golden hour.

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  • Veronica
    Devoted May 2020
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    The one thing my fiancé feels strongly about is not doing a first look and wanting to see me walk down the aisle for the first time and I’m respecting his wishes as it’s his day too. I am doing a first look with my dad instead and it’s going to be so special ❤️
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  • Soon2Bmrsp
    VIP May 2019
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    WE did a first look and we forgot our rings. I sat them out and had them in my bag and we still forgot to put them on. We didnt have any closeups that I remember where you could tell that the rings werent on. I loved our first look BUT i'm also not smiling in a lot of pics up until Im next to hubby-my nerves got the best of me, I had been a calm bride until it was time for the photos...

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