Let us start off by explaining what a first reveal is.
A FIRST REVEAL or FIRST LOOK is when the couple see’s each other before the actual ceremony.
Let us go into the PRO’s and CON’s of this decision.
A STRESS FREE wedding day. By having a first reveal you are able to get all of your photographs done prior to the wedding. This will allow you a sense of freedom once you walk down the aisle. You will be able to enjoy every aspect of your wedding and you will not be missing any of the party or fun.
COCKTAIL HOUR is yours! You, your bridal party, and your family will be able to attend all of cocktail hour. Since you have completed all your photos before hand you are free to drink, eat and mingle with all your guests.
STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS! Having a first look will allow more time for your photographer to get all the images, poses and looks you want. This would be something you should discuss before so the photographer knows how much time is needed for this portion of the day.
EARLY START. Due to getting all your images done before hand you are looking at about 2 hours extra prior to your ceremony on top of bridal prep. If you have a day wedding this means you could be looking at a 7:30 AM start time with the photographer! Hair and makeup would be done before that time!
NON TRADITIONAL. If you wanted that traditional first look of your partner seeing you walk down the aisle.
EXPENSE. Having a first look may extend the photographers coverage time. This would all depend on the location to each aspect of your day.