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First look or wait until you walk down the aisle?

Lynnie, on May 27, 2019 at 09:05 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 52
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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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Latest activity by Ashley, on August 21, 2019 at 15:27
  • Ashley
    VIP 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
    Super August 2334 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 February 2021 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 2022 Ontario
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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
    Expert 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 2022 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
    Expert February 2020 Ontario
    Madisyn ·
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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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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Walk down the aisle.
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  • Megan
    Newbie October 2020 British Columbia
    Megan ·
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    We will be doing a first look that way if he is emotional or I am it's a sweet personal moment plus after speaking with people who have done first looks some husbands still got teary when their brides came walking down the aisle.


    Plus getting the photos done before ensures the rest of the day can go a little more to schedule as most of the time it is the photos that ends of delaying.

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  • Mandy
    Devoted July 2019 Alberta
    Mandy ·
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    I think their is something romantic about waiting to see each other
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  • Candace
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Candace ·
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    We waited till I was walking down the aisle! If it wasn’t for the flower man having such a fantastic entrance my now husband (eeek!!) said he would have cried ❤️
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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    First look Smiley smile

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  • Erin
    Super May 2022 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    We will be waiting, I'm not even going suit shopping with him as i want to be just as surprised as he is seeing me.
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Wait!!! We definitely do not like first looks and want to wait till I walk down the aisle.
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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    No first look for us! We both want the first time he sees me to be when I walk down the aisle.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    First look since we both knew what we were wearing and chose his outfit to match mine.

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  • Sarah
    Expert July 2021 Ontario
    Sarah ·
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    Aisle. We are traditional
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  • Hélène
    Devoted September 2019 Alberta
    Hélène ·
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    First look. My fiancé will be crying. Big time. We decided to keep that initial moment between the two of us instead of in front of everyone.

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  • Sharlene
    Expert August 2019 Alberta
    Sharlene ·
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    We went back and forth on this. We have decided to wait until I am walking down the isle to see each other all dressed up. We will see each in the morning before we begin getting ready as we are staying overnight together. We will sleep better together than separately.
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  • Loi-Marie
    Curious September 2021 Ontario
    Loi-Marie ·
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    Definitely walking down the isle!!
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  • Alix
    Expert June 2021 Saskatchewan
    Alix ·
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    I do like the first look idea but when I was talking to a few people they said they like to see the groom's reaction when he sees the bride for the first time. So I decided to wait for the walk down the aisle.

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  • Rachael
    Super October 2019 Ontario
    Rachael ·
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    We're having a "first look" to ensure that special moment is between us (and our photographer, I suppose!)

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  • Janaya
    Expert August 2019 Saskatchewan
    Janaya ·
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    We are waiting to walk down the isle.. but I would have liked to do a first touch as Brittany had suggested!

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