To first look or not to first look, that is the question. It all depends on what type of person you are. Way back then, the first look was a no-no because a few believed that it was bad luck to see the groom or bride before the wedding. Nowadays, it isn’t so much. I’ve seen the first look in three different ways. The first being truly a first look where the groom stands on one end of the aisle and the bride on the other. The second, a private setting, where the bride and groom stand back to back and turns around at the same time. And finally the last- which is more of a type of the second, but deserves it’s own category, is taking the first look and making it more of a meeting. As earlier mentioned, it was bad luck to see the bride before the wedding. Some couples meet beforehand with the grooms eyes blindfolded or eyes shut and others meet, but don’t have a first look, but a first touch by staying on their side of the wall or door.
I love the idea of having a first look. It’s romantic and really sets the tone for your wedding on more of an emotional level and it’s the moment where true love really surfaces. If you do choose to have that first look or not too, it’s up to you. Find a look and moment that suits you and when you look back at the photos years from now. You’ll see that same look in your loved ones eyes as you do now.
And as always, here are a few photos for inspiration. Enjoy!