When it comes to the excitement of a wedding day, every moment is our favorite. But, we have a special place in our heart for first looks. The anticipation as the anxious bride sneaks up behind her groom, the joy as she taps him on his shoulder and as he turns to see his blushing bride the smiles on everyone’s faces. While we could list hundreds of reasons why first looks are on the top of our list, we want to share five reasons why we think you should do a first look.
1. Calm Those Wedding Day Nerves
First looks give you a moment to take a breath before the whirlwind of events begins. This quiet moment is just for the two of you, without hundreds of eyes staring as you walk down the aisle. You don’t have to be calm, cool, and collected – you can be yourself. This is also a good time to let yourself get emotional and cry it out, laugh it out, or giggle yourself silly! Remember, it’s just the two of you, so enjoy it.
2. Quality Couple Time
Even though your wedding day is about you, newlyweds typically don’t spend very much time together. Having a first look gives you some moments where it’s just the two of you. A first look gives the two of you a private, intimate moment together. While the rest of your wedding day will be filled with family and friends, having a first look gives you time to just enjoy being in each other’s company.
3. More Time to Celebrate
When you take the moments before your wedding to see each other, it gives you more time to enjoy your fabulous wedding with all your guests. Traditionally, most wedding pictures come following your wedding ceremony, where you, your wedding party, and family could end up missing most (if not all) of your cocktail hour. Your wedding day goes by so fast and having a first look gives you just a little extra time to enjoy it.
4. Spend More Time With Your Guests
While many of your wedding guests have traveled from out of town, we know you want to spend as much time with them as you can. Having a first look gives you that opportunity. Your wedding day is one of the only times where all of the people that you love the most will be together in one place, and we don’t want you to miss a second of it.
5. More Time in Your Timeline
From a timing standpoint, having a first look makes the most sense. You will not feel rushed or stressed out trying to stick to a crunched timeline. With all your formal photos taken before the ceremony, your wedding day timeline will have some much-needed breathing room.
While we could list so many more pros to having a first look, it all comes down to what is important to you and your spouse. Our wedding planning team will create the most perfect wedding day timeline for you. Contact us today.