Pros and Cons of a First Look | Ever After Farms Wedding

When it comes to wedding traditions, the “first look” is an increasingly popular option for brides and grooms. A first look is when the bride and groom choose to see each other before the actual ceremony. They are often done in a private location that is separate from the main wedding events. There are pros and cons to having a first look, so here are some things to consider before making your decision.

Pros of Having a First Look

  1. More time for photos: One of the biggest benefits of having a first look is that you will be able to take all your photos before the ceremony. With traditional wedding schedules, couples are often left with limited time between the ceremony and reception to snap photos. A first look allows you to take your time and get all the shots you want, and it allows you to party it up with your guests after the ceremony.
  2. A private moment: A first look can be a very emotional and intimate moment for the couple. You can take the time to admire each other, talk about how you’re feeling, and just have some alone time together before the chaos of the wedding day begins.
  3. Calming nerves: For those who are nervous about the actual ceremony, a first look can help ease those nerves as you will see each other and have a chance to chat before the big moment.`

Cons of Having a First Look

  1. Tradition: For some couples, the idea of seeing each other before the ceremony goes against tradition in their family or religion. If this is important to you, then a first look may not feel right.
  2. Scheduling: While a first look gives you more time for photos, it also requires that you get ready earlier in the day. This can be a challenge depending on the event schedule, number of guests, and other logistical factors.
  3. The Wedding party: If you choose to have a first look, then you lose out on the traditional photo of the bride and groom with their respective friends and family. Some couples choose to do a first look with just the two of them, and then do an additional photo session afterwards with the entire wedding party.

Ultimately, the decision to have a first look or not comes down to personal preference. Whatever you choose, it’s important to take time to discuss it with your partner and your photographer to make sure everyone is on the same page. No matter what kind of bride or groom you are, your photographer can help you make your first look or your big day memorable!

Check out this first look at Ever After Farms in Indiantown

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My name is Vanessa, and I am the owner of Vanessa Palomino Photography. My passion is to photograph couples on their big wedding day, but to also make their wedding journey easy and seamless while acting as a guide and your friend. I photograph weddings in South Florida from Jupiter Beach to West Palm beach and beyond. Let’s have a phone chat and go over your wedding photography needs. If you aren’t ready to make a decision and just want to keep me in your back pocket for the future, follow me on Instagram.

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June 26, 2023

  1. These images are so powerful and this article is really helpful! I wish I did a first look!

  2. Karla Vacek says:

    These are so beautiful! Love the idea of having a first look.

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