First look - what is it?

First look - what is it?

As a bride to be, you might or might not have heard of the term “first look”. But what is a first look and what do you do with a first look? 

A first look is the first moment the bride and groom lay eyes on each other just before the ceremony. It is usually a very emotional moment for both the bride and groom. 

Having a first look is more than just taking photos of each other’s reaction. It also provides the chance for you to spend some time together alone as a couple before your ceremony. Not only will this help the both of you to calm down, but it will also help lift away any anxiety or stress that might have developed during the moments leading to the ceremony. 

Apart from that, there is also a practical advantage to having a first look. It will give the both of you a chance to carry out your actual day photo session with more time to spare.  

Instead of rushing off with your bridal party and family to take photos after the ceremony, schedule in some time after your first look to take the photos with your wedding party. This will give you more time to spend on both photo-taking and with your guests during your ceremony now that you have the photo session out of the way.  

Alternatively, you can even include your wedding party in your first look moments. It does not necessarily always have to be between your spouse and you. You can mix it up however you want to make it as unique and special to you as possible. 

Another alternative is, instead of doing a first look with your spouse, you can do it with your parents, before your ceremony. Not only will you be giving them something special to hold on to, but you can also use that moment to show them how special they are to you.

By: Veronica Francis

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