There’s so much talk about why you should have a first look (I even wrote an article about it), but are there any reasons that you shouldn’t have one?
I think that there are.
For traditions sake:
Traditionally, it’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride in her wedding dress before she walks down the aisle. If you or your fiance has an old soul, you might want to keep this tradition alive and forgo the first look.
If you or your fiance is adamantly against it:
Here’s the deal. This is your and your fiance’s wedding. If there’s something that either of you is adamantly against, then you have the right to not do that thing! And if for whatever reason, you decide that a first look is not for you…that’s okay. I’d encourage you to research the benefits of having a first look (shameless plug for the article I wrote last week), but if at the end of the day you decide that you don’t want one, that is absolutely your prerogative.
For sweetness sake:
Okay, I’m a firm believer in first looks. However, I’m going to be a hypocrite at my own wedding and not have a first look, partially because my man is adamantly against it, partially because we’re both kind of old souls, and partially because there is just something so dang sweet about the “first look” happening as the bride is walking down the aisle toward her groom.
Whatever you decide, make sure that it’s what you and your fiance both want, and check out my post talking about benefits of having a first look (that you may have not thought of before).
Know another reason why you shouldn’t have a first look? Tell me in the comments below!