We have never planned on doing a first look. We decided pretty early on that we don’t want to ruin/miss that special moment when I walk down the aisle and Mr. B sees me for the first time. Our photographer is a big fan of first looks and I absolutely see the benefits, namely more time to enjoy cocktail hour. We told her right off the bat that it wasn’t for us, and she only tried to sell us a little bit before giving up and accepting our wishes.
Well, this past weekend’s events may have put a wrinkle in our plans. Bridesmaid BOC got married and she used Ashley Daniell Photography, just as I am. Mr. B and I chatted with Ashley a little and she planted the first look seed again. Mr. B and I looked at each other and blamed the fact we wouldn’t want to do one on the other one before realizing that maybe we were actually OK with at least considering it. So now I am stuck with this decision—do we or don’t we?
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Image via Thomas Beaman
I’ve been in weddings where it has been done but more commonly when it has not been done. I am honestly so torn right now. Please help! Did you do a first look or are you planning on doing one? Why/why not?