Your first look is an amazing part of your wedding day! If you are not sure about this new tradition, then Sotiris Tsakanikas will convince you within the few next paragraphs!
“When I ask brides who are not sure about a first look why they wouldn’t want one, the number one reason I hear is “I want my groom to cry when he sees me walking down the aisle” or “Having a first look might lessen his reaction at the ceremony”. My wife as a bride a few years ago, had the same mentality! She wanted that REACTION when I would first see her ! And I think that is a dream of most brides!”
“What if I told you that your groom might feel less stressed and in turn feel more open to releasing his emotions when he first sees you at the top of the aisle because of the amazing moments he shared with you during your first look?”
“Think about it – without a first look, your groom has not seen you all day. He is sitting with his buddies waiting for the cue to line up for the ceremony. He seemed calm and collected earlier that day but now is starting to get a little anxious. After all, he will be standing in front of 50-300 people in just a few minutes and each one of them will be staring at HIM to watch his reaction when he sees you! Talk about pressure!! If you’ve had a first look, you will both be much more relaxed and your groom won’t be a nervous wreck! The nerves will be gone and when nerves are gone, true emotions are free to be expressed!”
A NEW TRADITION
“Now imagine a different scenario. The nerves are starting to creep up on your groom, but instead of keeping him in a secluded space until his time to enter the ceremony, what if you took him to a private place…no people, no on-lookers, no distractions…and you, his beautiful bride, the love of his life, walked up to him and gently tapped his shoulder. He would turn around and finally get his first look at his stunning bride and not only would he get to see you, but he could embrace you, cry with you, kiss you, and really ENJOY that moment with you for as long as you both wanted. When you show him your dress, twirl a few times and then ask him what he thinks, his nerves start to diminish. After all, you are the one that can make him the most comfortable anyway!”
WHY IT IS WORTH IT
“You are investing a lot into your wedding photography. With a first look, you will receive 30-40% more portraits of the two of you…and those are the images you will decorate your first home with! With a first look, you make the most out of this large investment and get the most for your money. You actually get intimate time on your wedding day with your man. Most brides do not realize that when you come down the aisle and totally SHOCK him with your gorgeousness that he cannot even tell you how amazing you look! He cannot touch you, embrace you or even SPEAK to you. You have to wait until 30 minutes later when the ceremony is over for him to react and tell you how amazing you look. And after 30 minutes of the ceremony, the reaction is not the same! First looks allow you to extend your wedding day. You get rid of the nerves”.
“I know a lot of grooms who are not fans of the first look idea at first, but because they had never experienced their wedding day before, they had no idea how nerve racking it can be! I have testimonials from grooms that initially were not a fan of the first look…but afterwards admitted to being SO much more relaxed and ready for the ceremony!”.
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