1. To avoid sacrificing photos you were hoping to get and feeling rushed, first looks allow you to take 80% of your photos beforehand! How cool is that? You can actually enjoy cocktail hour, socialize with your guests, and enjoy all of those tasty hors d’oeuvres you choose.
2. It will calm your nerves being able to see each other before the ceremony and lessen the stress of walking down the aisle. Grooms feel more relaxed when they are at the altar and feel less pressure from their guest looking for his reaction. Mom’s might be bummed they might not see him cry but at least he will be smiling and not biting his lip trying to hold it together. You would be surprised how amazing the photos will turn out when you say I do!
3. If you are a crier and worried about your mascara running first looks allow you time to touch up your makeup before the ceremony.
5. If you getting married in the fall or winter it is super important to get your photos done before the sun goes down. Natural light is essential for outdoor photos. The first look allows you to get in all your photo’s before running out of daylight.
By no means does Mitten Weddings and Events require first looks, I love the traditional walk down the isle and you can easily move up the ceremony to avoid a timeline disaster. It’s your wedding day and it will be beautiful no matter what you choose to do!