Ask Colin: Wedding Etiquette


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Should I do a first look or capture that moment when I go down the aisle?

A first look is when the bride and groom see each other prior to the ceremony.  This is done alone and is a moment shared between just the two of you.  When it comes to choosing between a first look moment and waiting until you walk down the aisle, the choice is completely up to you.  There are no rules and you should do whatever you feel comfortable with.  If you’d rather get some pictures out of the way and spend more time at your party, then a first look is for you.  If you’ve been dreaming of the day you walked down the aisle and your groom first laid eyes on you- then go the traditional route.  It’s a personal choice!