At the very core of every wedding ever, there are traditions. The ceremony itself, the vows, the throwing of the bouquet, the champagne toast – the list goes on and on.
However, there are also superstitions.
There is the whole ordeal about the things borrowed, new, old, and blue, the meaning of rain on your wedding day, and of course, the talk that the couple shouldn’t see each other before the ceremony takes place.
Needless to say, almost all superstitions have been heavily disproven over the years. Now that we’ve got that covered, let’s talk about that last one in particular – the wedding first look.
The First Look
Some couples choose to leave the first look for the aisle and trust me, there’s nothing wrong with that. It definitely is a sight for sore eyes, a magical moment for everyone to enjoy.
However, there is a an alternative to this tradition (and superstition!). This is commonly called a wedding first look, a moment where the wedding couple privately see each other for the very first time, and it’s getting more and more popular. If you’re trying to figure out if you should do a first look at your wedding, here are a few reasons why you definitely should!
An Ultimate Intimate Moment
While a first look happening at the aisle is always breathtaking, it definitely is no match for the one taking place in private. That magical moment when the couple first see each other in their wedding attire is nothing short of amazing.
Offering a chance for intimacy and solace during a day that’s filled with people, the wedding first look gives the couple time to soak each other in, tell each other how they feel and enjoy a perfect moment together.
Oftentimes couples don’t get to spend enough time together after the ceremony, as they’re trying to socialize with all the guests, so having this alone time before saying the big “I do’s” is truly precious.
A Special, Romantic Photoshoot
Aside from the intimacy and closeness, the first look provides a unique opportunity for beautiful photos to be taken.
The first look usually takes place at a secluded part of the venue so the setting is already crazy romantic, and an experienced photographer can really use that to your advantage. There are many wonderful first look photoshoot ideas out there, so if you’re planning on doing one, simply get creative and discuss your vision with your photographer.
If you’re one for spontaneity though, you can go with the flow, letting your wedding photographer preserve the moment in time in their own artistic way.
Solace & Tranquility
The time leading up to the wedding ceremony is bound to be nerve-racking, but meeting your spouse-to-be for a wedding first look will definitely help you calm down. It’s all about that moment – the way you look, the way you feel and what you say to each other right then and there.
Make no mistake, though, the feelings will be just as strong once you do see each other on the aisle. The private first look won’t tone that moment down, on the contrary, it will only enhance everything that is to come. Your family and friends being there will give a whole new meaning to the best day of your lives, and the photos will be nothing short of dreamy.
If you found this blog post helpful and you’re in the process of planning your wedding, feel free to get in touch. Our team at Sovereign Bee is here for you. We specialize in stellar weddings, and we’d love to make yours as beautiful and unique as the two of you are.