Should You Do A First Look Before Your Ceremony?

Everyone dreams of that special moment when you see your partner for the first time on your wedding day. Some people want that moment to be very intimate and not rushed. Others want that special moment to be when walking down the aisle to get married. There are pros and cons to each scenario. The fun thing is, it really is up to you and your partner to decide what you want to do. I am here to give you all the first look advice no matter where you want to have it!

If you want to have a first look before the ceremony: Great! You are going to knock out almost all of your pictures before the ceremony even begins. I encourage you and your partner to find somewhere private with just you two and your photographer and/or videographer for your first look. This is a great time to read a sweet note or your vows to your partner. Not only will this make for beautiful pictures, but it will make your first look very intimate! Once your first look is over, get started taking all of those pictures so you will only have to sneak away for a little bit after your ceremony! If you want to have a first look at the ceremony: Also great! Although you can't get as many pictures done before the ceremony, you can still knock out a few! Your photographer will probably take the lead, but try thinking of all pictures you can get out of the way so your guests aren't waiting on you all night after the ceremony. You could get your bride and bridesmaids, groom and groomsmen, bride and bride's family, groom and groom's family, and all solo pictures out of the way! That way when you're done with your ceremony, all that is left is your full family, full bridal party, and couple pictures! 

You can also have a really special moment praying or reading a note/your vows to your partner without seeing them before the ceremony. This gives you another way to have a special moment before you two see each other for the first time at the ceremony!

No matter where you end up having your first look, just enjoy it. Don't worry about the pictures or the endless details of your big day. Just enjoy that moment between you and your partner. It is a moment you will cherish forever ❤️



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