Pros and Cons of Doing A First Look

Did you think you’ll be searching for the pros and cons of doing a first look for your wedding? A first look is when your groom/bride sees you in your wedding dress for the first time. Right now, 50% of couples do a first look since its such a hot trend. But the emotions that happen when you see your partner walking down the aisle for the first time priceless. As your wedding gets closer, you’re probably wondering if this is the right thing for you or not. Here are some pros and cons of having a first look, and scroll to the bottom to see the ultimate first look I 100000% recommend, even if you don’t want to see your partner before the ceremony.


The Pros:

    1. You both get to ugly cry in private.
    2. Its a more intimate and special moment.
    3. It saves time! You can take photos together right after.
    4. It calms your nerves before the ceremony.
    5. You won’t miss cocktail hour because you’ll already have photos of you two and the bridal party.
    6. Your photographer will be able to capture true raw emotions (sometimes the groom will hide his emotions because he doesn’t want to cry in front of the crowd).
    7. It’s not traditional, and most couples love that they can add a little modern twist to their wedding day.



    1. If you or you boo aren’t criers, there’s a small chance it might take away from the walk down the aisle.
    2. You’ll have to be ready earlier, but that means you get to enjoy your night more!
    3. It’s not traditional, so if you’re wanting to stick to family traditions, this might not be for you.


The first look you should include in your wedding, whether you want to see your partner before the ceremony or not!

Groom and bride first look before the ceremony could be in your to-do list, or not, but the first look I always recommend is the mother/father-daughter first look! Your father is usually the first one to see you walk down the aisle anyway, and they say a dad is a girls’ first love so why not capture his emotion when he first sees you in your dress. This is the most sentimental and happiest moment for you and your daddy and I believe you should take time to get this private moment, whether you op in for a groom/bride first look or not. Mother/daughter first looks are just as special too. Something about seeing you’re “baby” in a wedding dress makes them realize their baby is not so much of a baby anymore.

Here’s some of the best daughter and father/mother first looks collected online that will make you want to add them to your wedding timeline.






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