When it comes to wedding planning, there is *a lot* to consider. Plenty of decisions and choices to make on what to do and what to go without. A first look is likely something on your mind- especially if you’re reading this blog post.
First looks have been gaining popularity and are something commonly done. It’s a moment before the ceremony where the bride and groom meet to see each other for the first time on their wedding day. Hence the name “first look”. This goes against the typical tradition of seeing each other for the first time when the bride is walking down the aisle.
If you are on the fence about doing a first look or keeping on the traditional route, keep on reading!
Helps To Calm Nerves
Your wedding day can be nerve wracking. It’s a big day. One that you have likely been planning for months or even years (and mentally, your whole life). All eyes will be on you and there are a lot of moving pieces. Although you’ll be exctied out of your mind, you’ll likely also be pretty darn nervous too.
Seeing your favorite person, the one that feels like home prior to walking down the aisle or standing at the alter with all eyes on you, will likely be really comforting and just what you need.
Gives You Much Needed Alone Time
Your wedding day is all about celebrating you and your partners love and commitment to each other. And although the day is all about you two, coincidentally, there are few times on your wedding day you will actually get alone time together. A first look provides for that much needed alone time with just you two (and your photographer).
Allows For A Still Moment
Like I said, there’s a lot of moving parts on your wedding day and just like you being engaged, it will fly on by. Having that moment alone with your partner provides time to be still, soak it all in and enjoy it. It’s also such an incredibly intimate moment and one that you will cherish forever. It allows for an extra special moment in your timeline.
Consider A First Touch
If you have gotten this far and are still on the fence, consider a first touch! First touches allow for everything mentioned above without changing tradition too much. It allows for that intimate moment alone while still being able to witness your partners first reaction to you for the first time with everyone else.
And, at the end of the day, remember this is YOUR day. If you are on the fence about doing one because uncle joe is giving you a hard time, ignore the haters and do what will bring you joy!