Just curious what everyone thinks about a "First Look". Are you all seeing your FH for a first look or waiting for him to see you coming down the aisle? I've always been one to want to wait for him to see me coming down the aisle for that reaction but it seems a lot of couples do a "First Look" now. What are your opinions? Pros and Cons? Im torn.
We're 100% doing a first look. I like the idea of having a more private moment, and I also want to be able to knock out all the photos before the ceremony. I want to be able to actually attend our cocktail hour, and as a guest it can sometimes feel like a lot of downtime if the wedding party and families disappear for an hour or more
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I 100% agree with what you're saying. That's why I'm torn. I just wanted that "wow" reaction when he first sees me coming down the aisle. But I may just have to put that aside for the sake of pictures and our cocktail hour. You're 100% right! Thanks!
My FH is big on waiting to see me until I walk down the aisle, and I agree. That is such a special moment! I totally understand the logistics of the first look, and it definitely makes sense, but for us we would rather wait! I think it is super sweet and I don't want to take away from that.
We are definitely doing a first look. We aren't an overly traditional couple anyway and while I thought I wanted that big moment on the aisle, I prefer the idea of making that moment between us and saving time after the wedding so we can enjoy our guests.
Pros: More time at the reception with friends and family. Intimate moment between us before the ceremony begins. Less time taking pictures at one time makes it feel less arduous.
We did a first look. I’m so glad we did and I don’t think there are any cons to it. I know a lot of people say it makes walking down the aisle less special but that wasn’t our experience at all and we both bawled as I walked down the aisle. I’m so glad we got to greet guests during cocktail hour and stay seated during all of dinner.
I personally don’t like the “First look”. I prefer to see him as I walk down the aisle and vice versa. I don’t even want to know what tux he picked out before. It takes away from the magic in my opinion.
We are doing a first look. I had the same concern, that it would make walking down the aisle less special. It took me a while to realize that the moment isn’t special because it’s the first time your FS is seeing you in a pretty dress with your hair and makeup done up. It’s special because they’re seeing their soon to be wife walking down the aisle to them. It’s the whole experience. I don’t think there’s much that can take away from that.