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3 Romantic Reasons to Do a First Look on Your Wedding Day

While some couples stick with tradition and don’t get a glimpse of each other on their wedding day until they meet at the altar, others choose to have a “first look” before the ceremony. You’ve got to do what’s best for you and your partner, but here are three reasons why we love this romantic trend.

firstlook_barebone1. The focus is on the two of you seeing each other in your wedding-day best and sharing a private moment before the ceremony. You can hug, kiss, laugh and tear up as a photographer and/or cinematographer captures the anticipation and joy of this once-in-a-lifetime moment.

firstlook_52Forty2. Seeing each other before the ceremony takes the edge off. You’ll likely be jittery on your wedding day, but having a playful and intimate moment together should calm your nerves and help you feel more relaxed when you walk down the aisle.

firstlook_maryme3. You can’t exactly ask the officiant to “hang on a sec” while you embrace your groom and gush over how darned handsome he looks! Having a first look lets you express your heartfelt reaction without restraint.

As featured in the summer issue of 2life Weddings digital magazine:

Images: iStock, barebonephoto, 52Forty Wedding Photography, Mary Me Photography.

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