These days it seems the most popular wedding traditions are fading out such as the garter toss, seating plans, and most of all: the bride and groom waiting to see each other until the ceremony. Legend has it that it’s bad luck to see your groom on the big day before you walk down the aisle, but really this crazy tradition dates back to arranged marriages and is beyond silly nowadays. Since you’ve most likely been dating and engaged to your significant other for years now, seeing them before the ceremony is really no big deal…it may even make your wedding day that much better. But, you’re still thinking the luster of walking down the aisle and seeing each other for the first time will be lost if you see one another before hand? Think again! Here are 3 reasons you should have a First Look at your wedding.
1. Nerves and emotions. Having a first look may actually lessen those pre-wedding jitters of walking down the aisle, yet it won’t take away from that emotional walk. Even though you two saw each other before the ceremony, nothing will beat the rush of emotions the moments leading up to becoming husband and wife. You will still be excited to see each other in the moment in front of family and friends. You will still look forward to exchanging vows and giving each other your wedding rings. I promise, the moment will not be ruined if you see each other before hand!2. Special Photos. You want wedding photos that none of your friends will have? Have a First Look! You’re photographer will capture the very first sweet moments of your groom seeing you for the first time in a way that’s so different than you walking down the aisle. You will have more intimate and precious First Look photos to enjoy for a life time. Something most of your friends won’t have, and we love that! I mean, look at these adorable photos, not many of your friends will have that first emotional moment caught on camera just as perfectly as a First Look session will capture it. 3. Time at your wedding. In our opinion, this is the best one. You get more time to enjoy your wedding! (And who doesn’t want that after the months and months you’ve taken to plan it.) When you have a First Look you get to spend an hour or so BEFORE your ceremony taking all, if not, most of your wedding photos with your groom and your wedding party. This gives you time to actually enjoy your wedding with family and friends after your ceremony at cocktail hour and your reception. That means more drinks and more dancing…awesome!
If these photos still don’t have you convinced, check out this beautiful wedding video we made last year in Vermont. This First Look was so emotional and truly perfect.
You might think it’s bad luck or the emotion from walking down the aisle will be taken away if you have a First Look, but we promise it won’t! Just look at these precious moments in the photos above when this bride and groom saw each other for the first time…no emotional lost at the the alter. It will ultimately make your wedding day more enjoyable and less stressful. You plan this day for you as a couple. A First Look will allow you and your groom the time to have fun with your friends and family and enjoy time together on your first day as husband and wife. You won’t regret having a First Look at your wedding, but you might regret not doing it.
Are you getting married soon and you’re still not convinced about a First Look? Contact us today for some more information!