Love at first touch?

The wedding industry is constantly looking for ways to make each wedding unique and special to each couple, and the newest thing taking it by storm is a first touch!

What is a first touch you ask? Well, we all are familiar with a first look since it’s so widely loved by brides and industry professionals alike. Us included! It truly allows the bride and groom to have an intimate, special moment with each other to be as emotional as they want to be without having to worry about hundreds of eyes watching it unfold during the ceremony.

A first touch isn’t too different! It still allows the couple to share this moment that’s only for them before the ceremony, but it preserves the magic of seeing each other for the first time as bride and groom to be a memory shared with all of their loved ones.

So which do you choose? We think it really comes down to who you are as a couple.

If you’re more private and don’t want to worry about having to tame your emotions because you only feel comfortable sharing them with your person, the now classic first look is for you. But if you prefer tradition, and your groom doesn’t mind crying in front of a crowd once he sees his beautiful bride (which we secretly love!), a first touch is something you might want to consider!

Here are a few photos from some of our favorite weddings to give you a visual comparison!


Photographer: @kaitlynblakephotography

Venue: @themeadowsraleigh

Dress: @misshayleypaige


Photographer: @maggiemillsphotography

Venue: @oaksatsalem

Dress: @jennifersbridal