April 9, 2020
Your wedding is gonna be an amazing day but it’ll also be a day full of nerves, happy crying, getting ready, making sure you don’t forget your rings and trying not to dirty your dress. With all that being said, you may want to have a few minutes in private with your boo to ease your anxiety/worry. But you don’t want to see each other before the ceremony! So what do you do? Well, I’m glad you’re here 🙂
I’m sure you’ve heard of a First Look. I’m here to tell ya an alternative! A First Touch is like a First Look in where you’ll have a few moments to yourselves before the ceremony but you two won’t see each other. We try to find a quiet place like a joining of two rooms, doorways, corner walls etc. It has to be away from the wandering eyes of everyone, including family, wedding party and guests. Typically you’ll stand on opposite sides of a door or corner wall, (or be blind folded) hold hands and bask in the moment. I did a First Touch for my wedding because my sweet husband wanted to first see me walking down the aisle.
Although we still would have felt the feels during the ceremony if we saw each other prior, there was just something so beautiful about a groom expressing that he’d first like to see his bride walking down the aisle! Here are a few reasons why I still loved this:
1) You’ll still get to spend more time with your boo.
You think you’ll be able to send time together, but in reality you’ll be pulled from left to right, you’ll entertain your guests and by the end of the night you’ll be like “oh wait we didn’t even eat dinner together” Lol. So having this time whether a First Touch or a First Look helps you have some more time together.
2) This is way more exciting because you add the mystery element to it.
You’re with each other but aren’t allowed to peek! And it’s still an emotional and meaningful moment, maybe even more than a first look. This may also call to be creative and have fun with it!3) This is an amazing thing if you want to keep the tradition of not seeing each other before the ceremony but still want to share an intimate moment before all eyes are on you, which is what I had wanted.
4) You’ll get more portraits! A.K.A. more photos/videos!
Obviously when there’s more time with the bride and the groom, the photographer/videographer gets more coverage!
5) You can share your personal vows during this time.
Or maybe play the guitar and sing a song. If you feel anxious about sharing all your feelings to a whole crowd you can exchange gifts, letters or a prayer here!
Ultimately, I would only encourage you to do what works best for BOTH of you. If neither of you want to spoil the moment when you see each other for the first time walking down the aisle but you still want an intimate moment together, this works! If you’re down to do a first touch but worried about the camera noises or having someone hovering over you lol, the photographer/videographer can capture it from a far so you can enjoy being in the moment. It’s whatever is most important to you and there’s no pressure! I hope this helps!