Planning for your wedding day can seem overwhelming because of all the choices you have to make! I know you want everything to be perfect and that through this process you have consumed many cups of coffee trying to figure it out. (I am currently on cup number 2 of the day) I wanted to help give you some insight regarding choosing whether or not to do a first look on your wedding day.
The First Look is simply a intimate time at the beginning of the wedding day when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony.
In my experience (with other MW couples and my own) the first look between the bride and groom can be the most intimate part of the day. It helps get all the jitters and emotion out at the beginning of the day. It gives time to your groom to truly admire the hard work you have put into the details you have planned for months working out : your dress, jewelry, hair, and makeup. Another benefit having a first look is getting all photos taken care of at the first half of the day. Once the first look is done you can jump into wedding party portraits and by the time the ceremony comes all the formal photos will be done; giving you the advantage to party the rest of the night and to enjoy your time with your guests to the fullest.
One of my favorite memories from my wedding day was seeing Marcus before the day even began. First thing that morning we drove to get our marriage license and afterwards went to grab coffee. As we sat in the corner of Starbucks we talked about what we were most excited about for today. It was the best thing just the two of us relaxed and eager for our day to start. The our two time first look on the wedding day isn't normal, but it is a memory i will always cherish.
I will be having a Facebook Live on this topic at the end of the month, which you can watch here : https://www.facebook.com/mwphotographymn/