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We didn't do a first look and I'm kind of glad we didn't. My husband never cries and he had some tears as I was walking down the aisle, it was so cute, it made the moment very special. We also had a hard time taking our eyes off of each other at the ceremony
I understand why people would want a first look though, I was really nervous before I walked down the aisle and a first look might alleviate some of the nerves.
We wanted to do a first look-mostly to get some of the pics done earlier in the day...but my make-up artist went to the church instead of the hotel, so we just didn't have time. (This was the only time hiccup-the wedding ceremony and reception was all right on time.)
I feel like this was just meant to be-he kind of wanted to be surprised, and I probably would have started crying and ruined all the make-up. Because of the windows on the church door, though, I was able to see him at the altar before he saw me-so handsome, my husband! We got great pictures later. (Well, I think so-haven't seen them all yet!)
We did not do a first look, and I'm very glad that we didn't. Seeing my H's face as he saw me for the first time walking down the aisle was a very special moment.
We did a First Look, and I am so glad we did! My DH is very shy, and we had been talking quite a bit about his readiness to be standing in front of everyone and stared at. It helped him relax, and I was so glad we had that intimate moment together.
If you/your fiancé are rather shy, I totally recommend it. I also recommend greeting guests before the ceremony, too. I have such special memories now of that, and we were both much more relaxed before our full Catholic mass, too. (It was over an hour long, and I am a bit of a nervous pee-er, so that worked out well in the end.)