A first look is a trend that reveals couples to each other before the ceremony on their wedding day. It is meant to be a special moment shared between the two and is usually set-up and captured by their photographer. There are pros and cons of having a first look, which should be weighed to decide if that option is the right one for you and your spouse-to-be. Read on for the pros and cons of this trend.
Private Moment To Share Emotions
The first look will allow you to express your emotions and tears privately with your soon-to-be spouse, without feeling self-conscious in front of guests. Since most couples opt to have this reveal photographed the special moment can be shared with loved ones later.
Take Photos Before Ceremony
Doing a first look gives you the option to get all your planned photos done before the ceremony. This way you can enjoy your cocktail hour and reception with your guests without feeling stressed for time.
Time To Touch Up Makeup After Tears
You may shed some tears when you see your partner for the first time on your wedding day. After the first look, you have time to touch up makeup before photo shoots or before guests see you.
Fear That It Will Take Away From The Ceremony
You may be worried that the ceremony won’t be as meaningful as you hoped it would be if you see your partner before walking down the aisle.
Steers Away From Tradition
If you are a traditional person, then you have heard the saying “It’s bad luck to see the bride before the wedding.” You decide.
Earlier Start To Your Day
Group photoshoots often follow a first look, which may require you to push the wedding day timeline up a few hours. The wedding party may have to sacrifice sleep or other ways they like to prepare for the day to make sure dressing, hair and makeup are done.
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