Should you have a first look at your wedding? This is a question many of my brides ask themselves before their wedding day.
The first look is a schedule time before the ceremony for the bride and groom to see each other for the first time. It usually takes place in a private area where the couple can enjoy some alone time before their day begins to unfold. This is not the traditional way to do things, but it is becoming more popular for a few reasons.
So what are the benefits of having one?
In those situations it makes more sense for those couples to have a first look. It’s definitely not required and I would never push you to do something you don’t want to do! But it would save time and allow y’all to enjoy your wedding day a little more.
I’ve been photographing weddings for a few years now and I’ve seen a pattern when it comes to couples who opt to do a first look rather than go with the more traditional way. The day tends to go smoother when the couples don’t do it the traditional way. This isn’t always the case! It really depends on what happens the day of and what your timeline looks like.
In the end, it is up to you and your fiancé. You both decide what you want to do the day of and your vendors will make it happen! I would say about 50% of my couples don’t do a first look and that’s perfectly fine! Everything goes perfect either way.
Do you have any other questions about your wedding or are you looking to chat about me photographing your big day? You can reach me on my contact page, through email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by simply submitting a comment below! I can’t wait to hear from you and start planning your dream wedding together!
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