Originally I didn't want to do a first look and have it all be a surprise for my husband-to-be, but we're going to be seeing each other the entire morning before the wedding since we don't have much help (no coordinator or wedding planner) and will likely be sleeping with each other the night before anyway. After watching a few wedding videos with first looks, I realized that I'm going to cry a lot and would rather do that when I'm alone with my fiancé rather than when I'm walking down the aisle with everyone staring at me. We would have our photographer capture the first look, but my main question is how do we go about doing it? My fiancé and I are both awkward so we need to plan something in advance.
So far my only idea is to have him look at a little cute gift I created for him (a little illustrated book on a pdf on his phone) that will prompt him to turn around to look at me when he's done reading it. Does this sound like it would be cute, or would it be weird? It should only take him two to three minutes to read the entire story and look at all of the illustrations.
If we do go with that, do we just pose and get a few pictures with one another and then go our separate ways again for the ceremony to start? Should we invite the wedding party in afterwards to get pictures with them before the ceremony and capture some of their reactions (the groomsmen to seeing me and my bridesmaids and vice versa?)
Please let me know if you have any cute ideas and share what you did at your wedding (especially if there's something we shouldn't do!)
Looking forward to hearing from you all