After exchanging your vows at your wedding ceremony, it’s time for that special first kiss as husband and wife. This is of course, a special moment, but also one that will be immortalized in photos and videos forever, so you want to make sure it’s a sweet moment that goes smoothly. Here’s our top tips for avoiding an awkward first kiss on your wedding day.
Similar to the way you might practice your vows, or your first dance, it’s a good idea to have a few practice rounds for your first kiss. This can help avoid awkward positioning or arm movements when the real kiss happens on your wedding day.
It’s fine if you’re uncomfortable with having a long, lingering first kiss in front of a crowd, but you do need to be mindful of the fact that the kiss needs to last long enough for your photographer to snap a few photos. It doesn’t have to be a long kiss, but longer than a peck!
Your first kiss should be similar to a real kiss you would normally exchange with your significant other. If a dramatic, passionate kiss isn’t your style don’t do one on your wedding day. You’ll likely feel uncomfortable which will translate in your photos. Remember, you’ve already exchanged thousands of kisses with your soon-to-be-spouse, so just pretend like it’s a normal kiss, celebrating this special moment.
If you envision a first kiss where you dip your spouse and give them a dramatic kiss, be sure to tell them beforehand and plan for such a moment. If you don’t, you risk startling your spouse, tripping them, or even ruining the moment and photos of your first kiss.
It’s normal for a hug to precede a kiss, or be a part of a moment where a kiss takes place, so be sure to include one on your wedding day (if it feels comfortable to you). It will likely feel more natural to include a hug with your first kiss and will also help make for some sweet photos of the moment.
Your wedding guest list will likely consist of a mix of family members, including your parents, relatives, friends, coworkers, acquaintances, and maybe even children. This means your first kiss should be something you’re comfortable with sharing in front of a variety of people. While you might be comfortable sharing a romantic kiss in front of friends, you might not feel the same way about doing it in front of your boss or grandma. Finding a happy medium between something long and romantic and a peck is a safe place to land for your wedding day.