WHAT IS A FIRST LOOK?!
lets talk about it.
You guys will see each other BEFORE the ceremony. Do you want him to cry when you walk down the aisle? Truth is you and your partner are going to release so much nerves, but the moment you walk down the aisle is ALWAYS special. I encourage you to plan your day however you see fit, but I highly encourage you to consider a first look. Yes, this is #peerpressure 😂
SENTIMENT-You get to embrace a moment together, alone, which can make it so much more emotional and sentimental, whereas during a traditional ceremony, you won’t get to talk to each other or take time to soak everything in because the ceremony will immediately begin. A lot of times your first look is the only part of the day where you will have any alone time together.
ICE BREAKER- It’s nice to get all the nerves out of the way for the remainder of the day. I cannot tell you how many couples tell me how relieved they feel after finally seeing each other and how easy the rest of the day is!
SINCE YA SAW EACH OTHER…PHOTOS! Phew! My favorite part, since you have seen each other see, we can knock out some other formalities like your bridal party photos. Getting this out of the way means that after the ceremony all we will need is 15 minutes with the fam. and you are free to hang, mingle and freshen up. I will pull you both away privately for another 10 minutes at sunset and that will conclude any formal photos of the night. Now you can go enjoy cocktail hour with your guests which is unheard of with traditional timelines.
Obviously, it’s your choice! If you really want the first time you see each other to be across the aisle, I can support that; just know a traditional timeline will cram all portraits (wedding party, family formals, & couple portraits) during cocktail hour. To not feel so rushed consider extending your cocktail hour to a cocktail hour and 15. It is better to have the time and not need it, then to not have it and be behind. #TRUTHBOMB