The EVL Events  Journal

Why Do A First Look?

Western New York Photographer Hannah Bryerton Photography

When it comes to wedding planning, there are many decisions to make. One of the most important decisions is whether or not to do a first look. A first look is when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of doing a first look for your wedding.

  1. Private moment together One of the main benefits of doing a first look is that it allows the bride and groom to have a private moment together before the ceremony. Weddings can be hectic and stressful, and a first look can be a peaceful and intimate moment for the couple to connect before the ceremony.
  2. Reduce nerves and anxiety Another benefit of a first look is that it can help reduce nerves and anxiety. Seeing your partner before the ceremony can help calm nerves and make you feel more relaxed for the rest of the day.
  3. More time for photos A first look also allows more time for photos. If the couple sees each other before the ceremony, they can take their bridal party and family photos before the ceremony. This can free up time after the ceremony for more creative and romantic photos.
  4. Enjoy the cocktail hour Doing a first look can also allow the couple to enjoy their cocktail hour with their guests. If all the photos are taken before the ceremony, the couple can go straight to the cocktail hour and spend time with their guests. This also means less time taking photos after the ceremony, which can be a relief for the couple.
  5. Make the most of the wedding day Finally, a first look can help the couple make the most of their wedding day. By seeing each other before the ceremony, the couple can maximize their time and experience more of the wedding day together. This can help create more special memories that will last a lifetime.

In conclusion, there are many benefits to doing a first look for your wedding. From having a private moment together, to reducing nerves and anxiety, to having more time for photos, a first look can help make your wedding day more memorable and enjoyable. If you’re considering a first look, talk to your photographer and wedding planner to help make it happen.