First Look Or Meet Me At The Altar?

January 8, 2021

The thought of eloping makes some couples think about having to exclude the traditional aspects of a wedding, but some traditions are still worth holding onto. A lot of couples struggle between deciding if they should have a first look or if they should wait to see each other for the first time at the altar If you are on the fence about it, we’ll help you decide.

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Choosing To Have A First Look

The moment when a couple sees each other for the first time on their wedding day before the ceremony is one of the most intimate moments. It’s the moment you see her for the first time in her white dress or the jitters you get when tapping on his shoulder for him to finally see his soon to be Mrs. The first look is one of the sweetest moments of a wedding and you may be thinking that you don’t have the time to incorporate it into your elopement, but the beauty of eloping is being able to do whatever you want!

Having the first look before the ceremony is extremely helpful for those that would like an intimate moment for just the two of them before seeing any friends or family. It also is a major stress reliever as well! This gives couples a chance to even get rid of any nerves or jitters they may have before walking down the aisle and if you are a cryer than the first look is perfect for you! You’ll be able to fix your makeup before the ceremony.

The cons of having a first look before your ceremony is that you do lose having your first look at the altar.

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A Walk Down The Aisle

Some couples like to keep it traditional by seeing each other for the first time during the ceremony which is perfectly fine and just as special as doing a first look. This time can still be very intimate and raw. Plus, when you see your fiance at the end of the aisle and your eyes connect, the rest of the world will simply fade away.

The cons of waiting until you walk down the aisle is that all eyes are on you so the nerves may still be present and the moment for the both of you to take everything in is taken away because there is not much time after you say I do to yourselves unless family and friends are not present at your elopement.

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Whether you choose a first look or choose to wait until the ceremony, both traditions are very much bearable and easy to incorporate in your elopement. In our opinion, there is no right or wrong decision. Plus, no matter what the moment your fiance sees you for the first time on your day together will be special and memorable regardless!

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