More and more now days couples are opting for a first look! The biggest concern some people have is it won't have the same impact when the groom sees the bride walking down the aisle. I can honestly say with all the weddings I have done you can't tell the difference in the photos. The emotion of seeing the person you are spending the rest of your life with coming down the aisle to marry you is going to be there whether you had a first look or not! Not one of my couples has come back to me afterwards and said they wish they didn't do a first look.
So why are couples doing first looks anyway? Time! You get more time with each other! You get more time with your entire wedding party! You get more time to take those epic photos on your wedding day! Which means more photos that you will love! With more time you have less stress and if timed right you can even enjoy your cocktail hour. Now all this also depends on other scheduled items you have on your wedding day but overall a first look maybe something to consider.
Now if tradition is something that means a lot to you there is nothing wrong with that! A first look may not be for you but there is other ways to schedule more time and have less stress on your wedding day. Feel free to reach out to me! I'd love to help in any way that I can. Also be sure sign up for our email tips below! If you found this helpful you will definitely find the emails helpful as well!