On your wedding day, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the day. One very important moment that is often overlooked is the first look. The first look is a moment where you and your groom see each other for the first time on your wedding day. It’s a special moment that is just between the two of you. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider a first look on your wedding day.
1. You’ll have more time for photos.
If you do a first look, you’ll have more time for couples portraits and other formal shots before the ceremony. This is especially helpful if you’re doing a large wedding with lots of family formals. By doing a first look, you can get all of those out of the way before the ceremony so that you can enjoy your cocktail hour.
2. You can relax after the first look.
Once you see each other for the first time and get all of those nerves out of the way, you can relax and enjoy the rest of your day. You’ll be able to take everything in and truly enjoy all of the little moments.
3. It’s an intimate moment.
The first look is a chance to have an intimate moment with your spouse on your wedding day. It’s a moment where you can just focus on each other and soak in all of the emotions of the day.
4. You can incorporate it into your vows.
If you do a first look, you can incorporate it into your vows. For example, you can say something like “I promise to always be there for you, even when we’re not getting along perfectly." This will make your vows that much more special and intimate.
5. You don’t have to worry about seeing each other before the ceremony.
Some couples worry about bad luck if they see each other before the ceremony. If this is something that concerns you, then doing a first look will put your mind at ease so that you don’t have to worry about it on your big day.
A first look on your wedding day can be a very special moment for you and your spouse-to-be. It’s a chance to have an intimate moment together and to focus on each other amidst all of the chaos of the day. If you’re considering a first look, keep these five reasons in mind!
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