Weddings — Deciding on First Look

Wedding planning is full of options and decisions. Often the most stressful part of planning a wedding is making those decisions. You often find yourself, as a couple, trying to make everyone happy. And by that I mean Mom’s and Dad’s on both sides. Your Mom and his Mom may have different traditional values and they may offer you an opinion as to what you should do or not do. There may be many people giving you advice. Take it all in and put in the “under consideration” folder. But remember, this is your wedding day. There will be moments on your wedding day you will never get back so it is important to spend some time thinking about how you wish for it to unfold. Having said that, it’s worthy to note that if something doesn’t go exactly as planned, let it roll off your shoulder. It’s ok to be disappointed but you are still going to be marrying the person you love with all your heart and soul. Let that be the focus.

One decision that couples go back and forth on is whether or not to see each other before the ceremony. During our consultations, one of the questions we are asked is if they should do a first look. Having shot hundreds of weddings with Northernlight Filmworks, we have seen couples do the “First Look” and others opted to wait to see each other as the Bride walks down the aisle. It really is a personal choice but one that we encourage you to think through. Whether for photos or cinema, we enjoy them both. Northernlight Filmworks wrote a blog post specifically about the decision titled “To First Look or Not to First Look