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Keep or Skip: First Look?

Joey, on August 7, 2017 at 11:46 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 127
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Hello everyone! We're playing "Keep or Skip" this week with popular wedding traditions!

So...

Are you having a first look, or a first touch? Or skipping them and not seeing each other until the ceremony?

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Read more about the pros and cons of doing a first look here!

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127 Comments

Latest activity by Audrey, on October 6, 2021 at 17:50
  • Audrey
    Frequent user July 2022 Ontario
    Audrey ·
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    This is the first time I'm ever hearing about "first look!" But, I'm glad I did because it might be the solution to the problem I hadn't yet worked out, which is how to capture the moment when we see each other when we are planning to walk down the aisle together. So maybe I'll have to arrange for a first look moment before the ceremony.

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  • Samantha
    Frequent user May 2022 Ontario
    Samantha ·
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    My Fiancée and I decided that we would like to stick with the traditional first look as I walk down the isle!

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  • Margaret
    Curious December 2021 Ontario
    Margaret ·
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    We are keeping the first look! We want to be able to take our pictures beforehand so we eat after the ceremony, instead of taking pictures elsewhere during cocktail hour 😅
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  • Elizabeth
    Frequent user August 2022 Alberta
    Elizabeth ·
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    I’m skipping the first look with my FH cause he’ll get me down the aisle but I plan on doing it with my dad😄
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  • Emma
    Frequent user September 2022 Alberta
    Emma ·
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    I like the idea of first looks. I feel like you can get a more genuine reaction than if he were nervously standing in front of everyone we know. Plus, any private moment you can get on your wedding day I'm all for!
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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
    Amelia ·
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    I think keep! It likely won't be the first time that day I'll see him, but the first time in my dress.


    My fiance isn't a really emotional guy and he hates attention so I like the idea that he can have a potentially emotional moment in private. Plus our venue has this big staircase for a dramatic entrance Smiley winking
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  • Nelly
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
    Nelly ·
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    Skip we will first see each other when I’ll be walking down the aisle
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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    Definitely doing first look. I want to save the time to enjoy time with our guests. We want to have the ceremony and have it lead right into the cocktail hour. It'll give time for guests to get pictures with us and time for us to welcome and say thank you for coming. Plus being in Feb we want as much natural light as possible.
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  • Chere-Lee
    Frequent user October 2020 Ontario
    Chere-Lee ·
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    KEEP!! I feel it is a more romantic one-on-one moment that can be more intimate than him seeing me at the same time as the rest of the guests! And I love the "first look" pics!

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  • Kris
    Frequent user October 2019 Nevada
    Kris ·
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    Skipping this one, but we will be exchanging letters, and will be having first look with my dad.

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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    Skip it. I want his first glimpse to be when I walk down the aisle!

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  • Alix
    Expert June 2021 Saskatchewan
    Alix ·
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    We are skipping this one. We want it to be a surprise when I walk down the aisle.

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  • Andrea
    Devoted January 2021 Ontario
    Andrea ·
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    Skipping, we don't want to see each other before. We want to be surprised.

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  • Stefanie
    Frequent user October 2019 Ontario
    Stefanie ·
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    This will be a skip for me and my Fiance. I want to have our guests share in the moment and see our reactions when we see one another for the first time.

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  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    Due to the timing of sunset and to save time taking pictures, we're probably doing a first look. That way we can get most of the family pics out of the way before it gets dark.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    We skipped as we knew what we were wearing as it was packed for the day.

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Skip I think, I think I want the surprise walking down the aisle.

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  • Jessie
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Jessie ·
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    Skip it. I know it's super in right now but we are both so traditional and we agree that we should see each other for the first time when I walk down the aisle.

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  • Kathleen
    Frequent user October 2019 Ontario
    Kathleen ·
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    Skip. I like the idea for the photos, however I’d like my fiancé to see me for the first time as I walk down the aisle— and he prefers the same.
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  • Alexis
    Curious October 2018 Ontario
    Alexis ·
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    Skip. I don't like the idea of the first look prior to the wedding, I don't know what it is, but it's not my cup of tea.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Skip. I prefer him seeing me walk down the aisle as the first time he sees me that day.

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    I don't want a first look. When thinking forward to our wedding day, I just imagine seeing my FH watching me walk down the aisle for the first time. HOWEVER, I am pretty easygoing, therefore if he wants a first look, I'd be fine with it.

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  • Kait
    Curious August 2018 Ontario
    Kait ·
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    Keep!! I love the idea of an intimate moment between the two of you, seeing other all dressed up for the first time, without all other eyes on you.

    We’re also doing photos before the ceremony, just so we can actually spend the cocktail hour mingling with our guests!
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  • Charlene
    Curious May 2018 Ontario
    Charlene ·
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    Skip. I've always wanted the first time we see each other to be when I'm walking down the aisle.
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  • Tatiana
    Expert April 2018 Ontario
    Tatiana ·
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    This is what i am must looking forward to Smiley winking

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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    We are doing a first look - part of it is logistics (We have a late afternoon wedding followed immediately by the reception, so we are doing most of our photos before the ceremony). Part of it is we both want to have at least ONE quiet moment together during the day.

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  • Bethany
    Super July 2018 Alberta
    Bethany ·
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    I really love this!!! Still contemplating it but it creates some great photos!
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  • Jes G.
    Frequent user June 2019 Ontario
    Jes G. ·
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    Yes! Have always wanted this as a little girl and will keep that promise to myselfSmiley heart

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  • Katie
    Frequent user October 2018 Ontario
    Katie ·
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    We're doing the first look. I'm really looking forward to having that private moment with him, we will have our photographers there as well to capture it. We are also not having our ceremony till 5:30 so we'd like to have our wedding party photos done, so that way we just have worry about family photos and then can actually visit with our guests during the cocktail hour Smiley smile

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  • Shaina
    Frequent user April 2019 Ontario
    Shaina ·
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    I think skip. But I don't like being in front of a lot of people so if I need him for a minute before hand, we will figure it out.
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  • Sarah
    Curious January 2019 Alberta
    Sarah ·
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    We are doing the first look Smiley smile I am so excited for some alone time with my fiance on our special day. It also helps take the nerves away about walking down the aisle.

    We might even do the wedding party photos before the wedding to save on time between the ceremony and reception.

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  • Myrrew
    Beginner July 2018 Quebec
    Myrrew ·
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    Skipping!! we are spending the last night before our wedding at our parents`places.. and we will see each other at the church!!!!

    i live for that moment i walk into the church and he`s right there at the altar and i get to see his face when he sees me in the wedding dress!!! Smiley heart

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