First Look. Yes or No?
We are back! My name is Quincy and I will be the voice behind this blog post regarding the decision of having a first look on your wedding day. Many couples have a hard time making this decision and I thought we could hopefully make it a little easier. There are pros and cons of a first look that some may not realize, and a couple of things you need to consider.
Let’s start with the Pros. Privacy. This step is crucial, as a first look is very private and a special moment you share with your significant other and them alone (besides the photographer of course). This gives the two of you a few moments to breath and can help get rid of any nerves you may have about the day. Timing. If you choose to partake in a first look, it will give you more time to take photos with your soon to be husband or wife on your special day. Not only will you have more time for photos, but you will also have more time to appreciate your guests by mingling and joining in on cocktail hour if you would like to do so.
Let’s move on to the cons. Privacy. If you are more traditional and want to wait and see each other at the altar with family and friends, having a first look takes that experience away from you. Timing. If you do not partake in a first look, you could potentially be rushed for pictures after the ceremony, especially because you need at least 15 to 20 minutes for family pictures. You also run the risk of falling behind schedule and pushing back reception events such as dinner and dancing.
These are just a few things to consider, and we hope you found them to be helpful! But, whether you choose to do a first look with your soon to be husband or wife or not, your day will still be magical and something you will remember forever.