February 11, 2021
The new year is here. It’s 2021 and grooms are still waiting to see their brides until they walk down the aisle!
I’ll start by sharing the reason this tradition begin and then share a few more fun facts on why skipping the traditional route is best for you!
*This is from Wikipedia*
“A very common wedding superstition to this day is that the groom mustn’t see the bride before the wedding. This emerged from a time when arranged marriages were commonplace, and was practiced to ensure the groom would go through with the marriage regardless of the bride-to-be’s identity or appearance.”
Okay, let’s talk about 1 more thing that brides are afraid will happen if you do a first look and then I will move on to all the reasons I HIGHLY encourage you to take the leap.
I know most brides are worried they won’t have that sweet and emotional groom moment when you walk down. He’s already seen you and the wow factor has just gone away.
You can’t replace the moment of walking down the aisle. There is nothing in life that can replace that moment. Those last seconds before you become husband and wife. Walking towards each other. It doesn’t matter how you look. Eyes are locked, usually, tears are shed and you can’t believe that time is finally here!
Alright, you ready for your mind to be BLOWN! Let’s go!
First things first. This day is THE day for you to become one. Don’t you want most of that time to be with your love? Usually ceremonies aren’t until later in the day when the day is half way through. The rest of the night is blur getting photos, visiting guests and partying the night away.
Doing a first look gives you easily 3-4+ more hours together. These are a lot slower hours. We are taking our time doing photos and spending time with just the two of you!
Another huge reason is you get A LOT more photos TOGETHER! Again, the whole reason this day is here is for the TWO of you! We can go to more locations and you easily get double the bridal portraits out of having more time!
It slows the day. This day is flying by already and this gives us a chance to spread things out and gives you a lot more time to spend with family and friends at the reception.
This also gives you the option to join cocktail hour OR go hide away together for a few moments to catch a breather.
More time together, More photos and even more memories together!
If you have any questions or concerns about this please please reach out to me! I promise you won’t regret this!
*I’ve also created a highlight bubble on my instagram to ask others if they regretted doing or not doing a first look. So head over there is you want to dive deeper in this topic*