There are few moments more meaningful on your wedding day than the first time your dad sees you in your wedding dress. With a few moments of planning you can create an intentional time to enjoy this once in a lifetime moment. Here are my best tips for how to plan this unique experience.
Three Tips For Planning Your Father Daughter First Look
Include The First Look In Your Morning Timeline - More than any other day, what you plan for is what happens on your wedding morning. It may feel like you're going to have hours and hours on your wedding morning, but it goes by in a whirlwind and it's very easy for even big things like this to get skipped over. If having a first look with your Dad is important to you then include it in your morning plans from the beginning. The best timing is immediately after you've finished putting your on your dress and before you start any of your wedding party photos.
Have your Dad arrived Fully Dressed - Give your Dad a heads up that he need to arrive at your suite a few minutes before the first look is planned in your timeline and that he should arrive fully dressed in his tux or suit. These are definitely phots you and your family will cherish for a lifetime and having him full dressed will ensure your photos turn out the best.
Ask Someone Tidy Up - There are a lot of people in a small space on your wedding morning and they're all eating, getting ready and in general creating a big mess in their wake! Nothing ruins a precious photo like a pile of breakfast plates and cans of LaCroix sitting on the coffee table in the background. While you're getting in your dress, ask a member of your wedding party, a family member, or close friend to sweep through the suite and clear the trash and corral all the clutter to one corner.
Taking these simple steps ahead of time will ensure you have the time and space to intentionally soak in and enjoy this meaningful piece of your wedding day.