The idea that it is bad luck for the groom to see the bride the day of the wedding has caused many couples to stick to the strict tradition sharing their first look during the ceremony. Recently, new trends have formed and many couples are opting for a change of tradition, and having a more intimate first look prior to their ceremony. If you’re a bride or groom debating whether or not to add a first look into the schedule of your big day, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading to find out some of the pros and cons of incorporating a first look.
- Save time: By scheduling a time for a photoshoot before the ceremony, you will have more time to relax throughout the day, as most of your photos will already be completed.
- More intimate: Many couples find first looks to be a fantastic idea, as it allows them to spend more time with each other on their big day.
- Ease nerves: A wedding day is full of nerves and anxiety on both sides, having a first look can help relieve these overwhelming emotions before the ceremony begins.
- Dry tears: For some couples, it’s hard to contain their emotions on their big day. Having a first looks allows them time to compose themselves before the ceremony begins.
- Join cocktail hour: With the extra time saved by taking photos before the ceremony, the couple is able to join their guests during cocktail hour if they please.
- Lose tradition: Many couples opt out of a first look because they value the tradition of sharing their special moment at the alter in front of all their guests.
- Start earlier: With squeezing a first look into your already hectic wedding day schedule, you’ll have to wake up earlier and get ready sooner so the shoot can be completed in enough time before the ceremony.
- Builds pressure: Some people have stated that a first look can build pressure to have a good reaction, when some people aren’t as expressive with their emotions.