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Should you do a first look on your wedding day?

Have you heard of ‘first looks’ but not really sure if they are something you want to incorporate in your wedding day? You are not alone, a lot of people are not sure what the benefits are and are not sure if they want to stray from tradition. More and more couples are opting to have a first look before the ceremony. and while they’re not for everyone, there are a lot of benefits to seeing each other before the ceremony. Please read on to learn more!


A first look is when a bridge and groom decided to set aside some time before the ceremony and see each other in a private setting. Although it may not be traditional and not for every couple, a first look can be a very intimate and special moment, and can set an really great tone to start of the day together! A first look captures the very first time a bride and groom see each other on the biggest day of their lives, allowing them to experience all the authentic emotions they have away from all their guests eyes. It is a incredibly special and powerful moment!

If you are now intrigud about first looks, read on to hear some more benefits!


A lot of couples feel that this private moment helps them get rid of their jitters and makes the walk down the aisle less nerve-racking. You also get the chance to hug, kiss, cry, and tell each other how good you look. Plus, you can get any ugly crying out before the wedding ceremony! When you choose not to do a first look and just walk down the aisle, you do not get that chance as you will go right into your ceremony and vows.

Doing a first look also allows you to get the majority of your formal photos out of the way before the ceremony! Your photographer will capture beautiful emotive photos of you seeing each other for the first time and then do the majority of your portraits together. You can then do your bridal party photos all before the ceremony and then this will give you a much better chance of attending your cocktail hour! You can get married and the feel less stress knowing most of your photos are already done and you can socialize with guests during cocktail hour rather than take more photos.

I really hope this provided you with some useful information on first looks!

What do you think? Are you planning on doing a first look or are you on the fence? Be sure to comment below!

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