It’s your special day and you have planned everything down to the last detail. You have a florist designer, booked your perfect wedding photographer, the most picture perfect venue, and your best friend by your side! But, there is one question left to answer: do you and your groom want a “first look?”
There are some memorable reasons to have a first look and some reasons that other couples opt out of the first look.
Pros of a First Look
That special moment of seeing your groom can be made more personal by doing the first look.
The bride and groom spend a few intimate moments alone together before the ceremony. This romantic time is saved just for the bride and groom.
Seeing your soon to be spouse before the ceremony can calm any nerves and get any possible tears out.
Doing a first look will ensure that the groom’s suit, and the bride’s gown, hair, and makeup are all fresh and ready for pictures. If you do cry, the bride will have time to touch up her makeup before the ceremony begins.
First look photos make pictures after the ceremony shorter. The bride and groom can be less stressed and have more time to spend relaxing and visiting with friends and family during the cocktail hour.
Some of the sweetest, most intimate moments can be captured between the bride and groom during a first look.