I know you've heard of it: the coveted first look. Everyone is doing it, but you aren't sold. I get it. When I first heard of it I was like, "No Way! That's against tradition". And, that is true. It breaks the mold on everything we know of weddings, goodbye to the days of waiting until the doors fling open to see what the bride went with for her wedding dress. If you would have asked me a while back I would have told you, "don't do it". But today, I say lets roll with it. Actually, highly recommend would be an understatement. Here are a few reasons why.
NO MORE HIDING
You probably feel like I'm joking here but I'm not. This is actually a highlight. You don't have to run around, duck and dodge from your mister because, well, he has already seen you.
YOU GET TO SPEND MORE TIME TOGETHER
No need to lock up Mr. Right in a dungeon until it’s show time. You get the chance to be taken to a private location, with absolutely no distractions. So you get to have all of his attention.
IT’S A SMART DECISION FOR THE SAKE OF TIME
You get to take a lot of your photos prior to the wedding because the groom has already seen you in the dress. Which means you are that much closer to the dance floor and enjoying your day. No missing cocktail hour!
YOU GET MORE PHOTOGRAPHS
Now tradition aside, you're going to get so many more photos. And, technically that's like maximizing your precious dollars. I don't think anyone would be against that. Right?
SO MUCH MORE TIME FOR EMOTIONS
So this one is kind of reason enough. Your groom sees you and he totally breaks down and bawls his eyes out. Guess what, no one is rushing you to get on with the show. You have, practically, all of the time in the world.
BYE BYE TO A LARGE PART OF THE STRESS
The day is already stressful. I totally get that. The first look allows you to have fun and get some alone time prior to having all eyes on you.
You don’t have to worry about anyone intruding on your moment.
If you and your partner can’t agree on a first look here a few other options:
• First Touch
• First Hug
• First Read
• First Gifts
• First Song
• First Poem
• First Prayer
• First Call
• Partial First Look - maybe your hair, makeup and nails are done and you show up wearing sweats. So he still doesn’t see you in the dress.
As you can see there are many reasons to go against tradition and indulge yourself in a first look. We love first looks and I believe that you won't regret doing one on your big day!