First things first, what is a First Look? A First Look is a moment typically a few hours prior to the ceremony, where the couple see each other for the first time. It is typically arranged by the photographer, who then is able to capture their reactions to one another.
Why is a First Look a great idea?
Reasons to wait until your ceremony:
Are you and your fiancé having a hard time agreeing? There are a few ways you can compromise!
-Do a first touch. Place yourselves just out of sight around the corner from one another and reach for the other’s hand. This can make for a cool picture but also can be a comforting support to be near the other before the big moment without having the big reveal.
-Read your letters to one another (out loud or silently) back to back. This one may take a little orchestration from your photographer to make sure you don’t accidentally turn and see each other!
-As a bride, are you super close with your dad? Do a first look with one or both of your parents! It is still such a fun moment without revealing the bride to the groom.
Interested in a few more alternatives to a traditional First Look? Check out this article on Wedding Wire for more suggestions!
Valley Wed Blog
Get to know us.