Lynnie
WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina

First look or wait until you walk down the aisle?

Lynnie, on May 27, 2019 at 09:05 Posted in Plan a wedding

Would you rather do a first look and get your pictures out of the way before the ceremony? Or wait so the first time you see each other is walking down the aisle?


First look or wait until you walk down the aisle? 1

Photo from Mountainscape Weddings in Banff

First look or wait until you walk down the aisle? 2

Photo from Fairstone Films in Vancouver



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  • Ashley
    Super August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    Im doing walking down the isle! but my friend did her first look and it was amazing so totally up to you!

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  • BunnyBride
    Expert August 2020 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·
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    Walking down the aisle!

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  • Kat D
    Frequent user April 2021 Manitoba
    Kat D ·
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    Waiting till the aisle, I’m doing a first look with my dad though ☺️
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  • Nelly
    Curious October 2019 Ontario
    Nelly ·
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    Walk down the aisle
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  • Jenna
    Frequent user September 2020 Nova Scotia
    Jenna ·
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    First look for us!
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  • Kristine
    Frequent user October 2017 Ontario
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    We did a first look and my husband still teared up when I walked down the aisle!

    The first look didnt take away from that at all
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  • Kristine
    Frequent user October 2017 Ontario
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    We did a first look.
    I loved it and it gave us time to get so many photos without any stress of rushing then in before the reception.

    when it was time to walk down the aisle I was still FULL of butterflies and when the procession first started I remember saying out loud, “omg it’s happening!!”

    this is also gave us time to just relax while the guests were enjoying the cocktail hour, and we practiced our first dance one last time, lol
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  • Ashley
    Newbie September 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    I dont even know when the whole first look became a thing. I will be waiting to walk down the aisle. I just feel like that is SUCH an important part to the day. Dont get me wrong the first look photos are beautiful, but its just not for me.

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  • Lisa
    Featured August 2019 Alberta
    Lisa ·
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    Waiting until I walk down the aisle - we're old school (and, well...just old, so there you go!) Smiley smile

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  • Melissa
    Devoted May 2019 Alberta
    Melissa ·
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    We had originally planned to do a first look, but the day before the wedding he decided he didn't want to.

    I'm so glad we waited, it was worth the wait Smiley heart

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  • Elizabeth
    Newbie January 2021 Ontario
    Elizabeth ·
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    You gotta be patient and surprise him! First looks take some of the gusto out of the whole thing.

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  • Megan
    Curious November 2019 Ontario
    Megan ·
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    We are doing first look because our ceremony is at 5pm in November and after that it will be too dark outside to take nice photos! Photos with us and our bridal party are happening before Smiley smile

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  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
    Becky ·
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    First look!

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  • Seleena
    Super September 2019 British Columbia
    Seleena ·
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    First look!! I am so excited for this part of my day. I'm not the type who enjoys all eyes on her, and tend not to be a crier. So I want this moment for us.

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  • Madisyn
    Devoted April 2020 Ontario
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    Walk down the aisle - we both agree on this!
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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
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    Walk down the aisle
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