We are asked for first look ideas all the time! Should you do one? If so, which one should you choose? With BRIK‘s First Look Guide, you can decide which first look idea is best for your wedding day!

Why Do a First Look?

First looks are a great way to ease nerves on the morning of the wedding. Seeing your partner before the ceremony can help you relax and enjoy the ceremony. First looks also help you to get most of your couple and wedding party photos out of the way before the wedding ceremony, leaving you more time to eat, drink, and dance with your guests.

First Look… with your partner

You know it, you love it – it’s the new normal! BRIK has plenty of beautiful backdrops for your first look, from the graffiti patio to the ivy wall.

First Look… with your wedding party

Your friends loved you first – shouldn’t they get a reveal all their own?

First Look… with friends & family

Doing a first look with parents, siblings, grandparents, and any other important family members is always a sweet moment. These end up being some of the most cherished moments of the day.

First Touch

Want to have a moment with your partner before the ceremony, but don’t want them to actually see your dress yet? A first touch is a great way to diffuse some of the tension and nerves of the wedding day while still getting to have your first look down the aisle!

Get Creative!

Put on a blindfold, plan a phone call, or write a note instead of risking a glimpse! Check out the photos below from our sister venue, The Ostreum, of Caleigh & Luke making “one last long distance phone call” before their wedding ceremony!

Down the Aisle

Save your first look for when you walk down the aisle! This is the more “traditional” way, but certainly one of the sweetest! Who doesn’t want to see their partner tear up when they see you walking down the aisle?! There’s never a dry eye in the whole place!

We hope BRIK‘s First Look Guide helped you decide which first look option is best for you! Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!