Many couples find themselves asking the question “should we see each other before the ceremony?” Many couples adhere to the tradition of the groom not seeing the bride before the ceremony because they feel that it adds excitement and anticipation to the ceremony. However, a first look prior to the ceremony can be equally as exciting
Why should you have a “First Look”?
• Your wedding day can be a very chaotic day filled with loved ones wanting to catch up with you. Seeing the person you are going to spend the rest of your life with before you jump into the joy-filled day can settle can pre-wedding jitters you may have.
• Many places of worship won’t allow photography and videography cameras in the front of the church, which can make it difficult to get great shots during the ceremony. Having the reveal before the ceremony allows for close-up and creative shots of the first time the groom sees his bride.
• Having a first look provides ample time for the photographers and videographers to capture all the special moments of your wedding day. Formal photos can be taken prior to the ceremony, while everyone still looks their best. All the stress of taking photos before the reception is removed and you can enjoy your cocktail hour and mingle with family and friends allowing for more candid shots during that time.
• Having a “First Look” creates a special moment for the bride and groom to share together before the whirlwind day begins. It creates special one-on-one time for before the ceremony to talk to each other and take in the excitement of your wedding day.
What do you think? Did you have a “First Look”, would you?