For those of you who have not been involved in the wedding scene recently, many brides today decide to do a First Look. The First Look, which occurs just prior to the wedding, is where the bride and groom see each other. It gives them a private time to share their feelings, perhaps cry, and just share the joy of the day. You can give a hug, enjoy small talk, kiss, and just react to each other without restrictions. Rather than just standing next to each other after you walk down the aisle, you are able to be yourself completely. It’s not the traditional thing to do, but it sure is a moment that can be very, very special.
Photographers generally accompany you during this time to capture some awesome images of these most emotional moments of your day. In addition, many couples also choose to do the formal portraits at that time so that they can enjoy the cocktail hour with their guests.
There are lots of good reasons to consider a First Look. Some brides have shared with me that they had considered the First Look but ended up doing the traditional thing and regretted their decision. Just be informed and do what is right for you.