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Modern or Traditional: First Look?

Jayla, on October 16, 2018 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Wedding Ceremony 114

On your wedding day, are you staying true to traditions and letting your walk down the aisle be the first time you and your significant other see each other? Or are you taking the modern approach for a personal pre-ceremony moment (and an easier photography timeline) and doing a first look before...

On your wedding day, are you staying true to traditions and letting your walk down the aisle be the first time you and your significant other see each other? Or are you taking the modern approach for a personal pre-ceremony moment (and an easier photography timeline) and doing a first look before the ceremony?

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Photo by Julia Wade Photography in Apex, NC

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Photo by Unique2Chic Photography in San Antonio, TX

Next question: Modern or Traditional: Dessert?

Or start from the beginning here: Modern or Traditional?


114 Comments

  • Rachel
    Dedicated May 2021
    Rachel ·
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    1000% traditional! FH hasn't had many opinions about the wedding but he was adamant about seeing me walk down the aisle!

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  • M
    Super November 2019
    Melissa ·
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    I'm going the traditional route and not doing a first look.
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  • Laura
    Master October 2019
    Laura ·
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    No first look for us. He wants his first time seeing me to be as i'm walking up the aisle to him, and I want that too.

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  • Shyanne
    Savvy August 2019
    Shyanne ·
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    Traditional there is no way he is seeing my dress before then. Bad juju. But we will be praying before hand together separated by a door or wall
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  • Kyla
    Beginner June 2020
    Kyla ·
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    As of now we are doing traditional! I love the whole idea of him seeing me for the first time on our wedding day walking down the aisle. Unless photographer says otherwise.

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  • Shamika
    Dedicated June 2019
    Shamika ·
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    Honestly, I’d like to be traditional but with it being a summer wedding and our large wedding party, we may end up being modern. Then again, we may mix it up, be modern doing a first look without seeing each other.
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  • Emily
    Devoted December 2021
    Emily ·
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    Modern! We will be doing a first look. I think it’s so special for the first time my FH sees my in my wedding gown to be just the two of us together. It will be a moment the two of us can share without the worries of time constraints or others eyes on us.
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  • Marlena
    Expert June 2020
    Marlena ·
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    Wanted to do traditional as i walk down the isel but for photography reasons n space we decided to do a 1st look
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    We're going to attempt to make it traditional. Although we'll be staying together the night before, we'll be in an Airbnb and have to get ready there (in separate rooms) and hopefully we'll be able to drive in different cars. We're getting married on a beach in Hawaii but the one we chose doesn't have a place nearby to get ready in.

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  • Kaylalynn
    Savvy August 2019
    Kaylalynn ·
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    Traditional for sure!!
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  • Genevieve
    Dedicated July 2022
    Genevieve ·
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    We want to do a first look for sure!! 💕
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  • SierraToBeMull
    Dedicated May 2021
    SierraToBeMull ·
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    We are going with Traditional but I think i will panic if i dont talk to him before hand so he is going to behind a door or something right before Smiley smile

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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
    Desiree ·
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    Modern. I cannot wait for the first look. It'll be the most special moment of the day.

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  • Squeezy Bean
    Devoted March 2024
    Squeezy Bean ·
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    Traditional. That was something we unexpectedly stumbled on in a conversation about wedding dresses. I think it's cute that he doesn't want to know about my outfit.
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