To have a “first look” or not on your wedding day is a personal choice that couples should make based on their wedding day preferences and priorities. A “first look” is when the couple chooses to see each other privately before the ceremony and walks down the aisle. This has become increasingly popular for many reasons. We want to offer both some pros and cons to consider when making your decision.
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If you want to have an intimate moment with your partner before the ceremony but don’t want to have a first look, consider a “first touch” or exchanging vows privately. These options allow you to have a meaningful moment together without actually seeing each other.
A first touch involves standing around a corner or a door, and holding hands or hugging without seeing each other. If you plan not to say personal vows publicly, this is a great time to do so in a quiet and intimate setting. This really depends on your personality and what you envision for your day!
Whether or not to have a first look on your wedding day is a personal decision. Consider your priorities as a couple, and decide what is most important to you. If it is a top priority to attend your cocktail hour, then a first look before the ceremony may be the way to go to get all of your photos done.
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