In recent years, couples have been forgoing the tradition of waiting until the bride walks down the aisle for a more modern first look in the hours before the ceremony. With these two options, we think you can’t go wrong with either and below we have the list to prove it!
Pros of a First Look
A first look can be very beneficial for couples when it comes to saving time. Not only will a first look allow you to get pictures of the complete bridal party with ample time to spare, but it also allows you and your future spouse to have more time together after your ceremony to take pictures with family or to spend time alone together. The first look is also good for couples:
- Worried about nerves getting the best of you? A first look is a great way to get the nerves out of the way.
- Intimate, private moment before the excitement of the day.
- Opportunity to get most photos done = more time to celebrate! Doing a first look allows photos with your wedding party and family before the ceremony. Always note that if you want formal photos with extended family, you may have to consider how big your family is and how much space you have for photos.
Pros of Traditional Aisle First Look
There’s beauty in tradition and we love how that translates in our couples’ photos. The tradition of waiting to see each other allows you both to spend the last moments before being wed with your family and friends. Not to mention the possibilities of sweet photos that can be taken beforehand! Other pros to the Traditional Aisle First Look:
- It’s exciting! You can’t beat the feeling of seeing each other for the first time as you are about to pledge your life to each other in front of your family and friends.
- Genuine emotion from the bride, groom and parents of the bride and groom as the bride walks down the aisle.
- Traditional parents or guests? This is a great way to please them!
- Opportunity to reflect and reminisce about your journeys that special day.
- Extra time with your girls and guys in the moments leading up to your ceremony!
Here are some of our favorite photos of both the modern first look and traditional aisle first looks!
Check back soon for more on first looks featuring parents, children and your wedding party!