Wedding Day First looks have grown in popularity over the last few years. Once was once thought of as absurd is now being embraced by many couples. However, many are still concerned that some of the emotional impact of the wedding day traditions will be lost if they do a first look. However, we have found that first looks actually allow the couple to experience the wedding day emotions more fully. Many times the groom feels much more comfortable expressing himself without feeling self conscious being in front of all of the guests and family. There is also much more time to just relax and breathe while you take in the moment. When a couple sees each other for the first time at the wedding ceremony, there is the beautiful moment that happens when their eyes meet for the first time as she comes down the isle, however that moment quickly disappears into the ritual of the ceremony.
When asked by couples if they should do a first look on their wedding day, we always leave the decision to them. It is your wedding day and you have to be comfortable with the details of the day and how you will remember it all. Yet, we do also tell them that if they elect to do a first look, there will still be plenty of memories that you will cherish. Couples that have done a first look have also told us that the emotions were still very high when the ceremony started and they see each other.