I’m doing a first look! We are getting married very close to the reception site and only have a short time between ceremony and reception and just like you I refuse to miss cocktail hour for pictures!! my brother in law and sister in law missed their entire cocktail hr as well as a lot of the reception because the photographer kept pulling them aside for photo ops. When we booked our photographer I said once cocktail hour starts the only time i should be seen with him is during sunset (bc of course I need the sunset pictures!) but other than that, candids only!! I’m also a big cry baby so I’m hoping that the first look will help me from being such a mush as I walk down the aisle!!