Why Do A First Look On The Big Day

Looking for another reason break from tradition…or just a way to ease the nerves?

A First Look with your soon-to-be could be the ideal option. What is a First Look exactly? To put it simply, this is a special moment when you and your love will see each other before the ceremony for the first time. Yes, before! If you’re anything like me, even the thought of walking down the aisle makes you want to tear up like a blubbering baby. So, here are our top five reasons to do a First Look before you head down the aisle.

Ease The Nerves

Some brides and grooms may feel the jitters just thinking about standing in front of a crowd of people. Loved ones or not, with all eyes are on you who wouldn’t be a little bit nervous. Getting to see you special person before the walk down the aisle might be just what you need to calm those fears and relax so you can enjoy the special moments ahead.

Get Some Alone Time

Your wedding will get busy! You already know that you’ll be lucky to steal a few moments alone after the ceremony. So why not schedule it in before all the excitement and festivities truly begin.

Photo Ops

This is the perfect opportunity to get in some snaps of just the two of you and capturing those intimate first moments together. This will also give you photographer some extra time to get creative and capture you two in the glow of that first moment together. Snapping a few shots will also loosen you up for more photos later on and allowing you photographer to capture you in a more relaxed and natural state.

More Flexibility

Like I’ve already mentioned, taking the time to capture a few moments alone will free up your time after the I do’s for more photos with friends and family. a chance to actually eat dinner, or more time to greet and thank guests for attending the big day. After all, you’ve put so much time and effort into planning this day…YOU should get to experience it too!

To Be In The Moment

Your day can seem like a whirlwind, and before you know it all the festivities and excitement will be coming to an end. Having a first look is the ideal way to start off the day by being present in the moment. You’ll be able to really soak in the first few moments of the day in peace with just each other, and maybe your photographer, before all the events of the day really kick off.




Feature Image: Photo by Benjaminrobyn Jespersen on Unsplash

Ally Vogl

Ally is the Content and Social Media Exec here at WeddingDates HQ. Beyond being obsessed with all things weddings, she loves a good cup of coffee and splurging on beauty products.

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