Has someone suggested that you would be a good candidate for First Look photo shoot, but you are not totally sure what that means?
And more importantly, is doing a First Look the right fit for your wedding?
A first look is that first moment when certain people you love see your transformation to a beautiful bride, and they come in several forms:
- With your bridesmaids
- With your parents
- With your groom
For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the latter; the First Look between bride and groom. And yes, this happens before the ceremony!
That’s right, he will see you in your wedding dress before you come down the aisle!
Sure, it goes against what you might envision on your wedding day (reducing him to tears with the emotion of watching you float down the aisle) but honestly, choosing to have the bulk of your wedding photos done before tying the knot can be just as romantic, exciting and emotional as the traditional way.
This less conventional approach to the destination wedding timeline is growing in popularity with couples getting married in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, and according to The Knot, 45% of couples are choosing to see each other before the ceremony in this way.
Here are three great reasons why:
1. You want to get married on the beach at sunset
You have a vision of saying ‘I Do’ with your toes in the warm sand, the ocean waves gently breaking, and the sun sinking over the horizon, filling the sky with fiery oranges and cotton candy pinks.
What could be more romantic?
The problem with planning a sunset beach wedding ceremony with a traditional wedding day timeline is that leaves very little time for wedding photography afterward because it is dark!
Solution: The First look photo shoot. Snap off your Newlywed photos before you are pronounced husband and wife.
2. The resort has given you a less ideal ceremony time
You are extremely unlikely to be the only couple getting married at your all-inclusive resort on your wedding day.
Surprised? Don’t be. There could even be a half-dozen destination weddings that day, depending on the size of the resort!
Everybody is going to want that golden ceremony time of one to 1.5 to 2 hours before sunset. So what happens when your chosen slot is already scooped? Do you need to race against the sunset to get all of the wedding photos you want?
Of course not…
Solution: The First Look photo shoot. This is a tight wedding timeline’s best friend.
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3. You get more time to party with your wedding guests!
You did not come all the way to Mexico with all of the people you love to spend the biggest day of your life off with your wedding photographer, right?
Once you have been pronounced husband and wife, and all of your friends and family start celebrating at the cocktail hour, do you really want to be whisked away to take an hour of wedding photos? I mean, you are coming here to have FUN, right?
Solution: The First Look photo shoot. Enjoy your own signature cocktail and canapes…you’ve earned it!
Whatever your reasons, First Looks are a blast and are worth your consideration. It will be up to you and your wedding photographer to create a great moment when you and your groom first lay eyes on each other.
- Make your grand entrance down a long staircase.
- Stand back to back until the moment you turn around and see each other.
- Get creative! Have FUN with it!
If you are in the market for the best Playa del Carmen wedding photographers for your beach wedding then contact us today! We are Fun In The Sun Weddings, the best Riviera Maya wedding photographers.
So let’s hear it! Will you do a First Look? Why or why not? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.