One of the newest trends we have seen grow in popularity the past few years are first looks. What exactly is a first look? It's when a bride and groom set aside a few moments to see each other before the ceremony. It's usually done privately with only the presence of your photographer and videographer, and there are usually sweet, adorable tears and moments and pure awesome.
But should YOU do one? Are they an awesome idea or perhaps just a crazy nontraditional idea? We asked some of our amazing TriadWedding professionals to tell us what they thought of first looks. Here is what they had to say...
Tonya Anderson of ABBA Designs brings up a fabulous point from the perspective of a planner:
When a first look is included in a typical wedding day, it does create an entirely new timeline for the day. Planners, photographers, and brides tend to agree - it is definitely a lot more relaxed!
Elizabeth Larson of Elizabeth Larson Photography gave us seven fantastic reasons, from her perspective, as to why she loves first looks:
Brian Watts of Silver Feather Studios told us this lovely little detail:
But here's the real question... what do brides think? HoneyDew Films helps us answer that question with this adorable interview with one of their own couples, along with a truly perfect recap of what a first look is really like...
First looks definitely have their advantages! Wedding days are all about creating memories - why not create a very special one for yourself and do a first look?