We’re getting so close to our wedding and it’s been way too long since I’ve written a Wedding Wednesday post! We’re at the point where most of the aesthetic decisions have been made and now it’s all about logistics. We’ll be working with a month of planner who’s going to help us iron out a timeline for our wedding weekend but I’ve started thinking about all the nitty gritty details: where I’ll change into my dress, where we’ll take getting ready pictures, how we’ll get from point A to point B, etc.
One thing I know we’ll be doing is a first look. Our ceremony is in the late afternoon and our reception has to end by a certain time due to strict noise regulations, so once we started working backwards, we realized that taking pictures after the ceremony would significantly cut into the time we’re able to spend at our own reception. And we both want to spend as much time as possible with the family and friends who will have flown from far and wide to celebrate with us on Nantucket!
So instead we’re planning on a first look a few hours before the ceremony and then taking the majority of our photos before heading to the chapel together with our bridesmaids and groomsmen. (Our photographer Cameron also suggested sneaking off to the beach for a few minutes during golden hour to take pictures once we’re actually married, which I think is a must!) While I love the idea of Will seeing me in my dress for the first time happening as I walk down the aisle, it just isn’t realistic for our timeline and I think we can make the first look moment just as magical.
I’d love to whether whether you did or would do a first look with your significant other on your wedding day. Do tell!