Why Wedding Rehearsals Are so Important for You
Your wedding is that one day when everything has to be perfect!
Any unexpected incident can ruin the whole deal!
You need to rehearse before the wedding ceremony to make sure nothing goes wrong in the presence of your guests.
Let’s take a look at the main elements of a wedding rehearsal.
1. Practice Your Walk Down the Aisle
Walking down the aisle to the altar is the most memorable moment of any wedding ceremony.
It also happens to be one of the most sentimental ones! It is the symbolic giving away of the bride into the hands of the groom. Sometimes, due to one’s heightened emotional state, it doesn’t quite go the way it was planned.
Most brides and groomsmen walk so precariously that they forget about some of the regular etiquettes of this walk.
A bride usually holds a bouquet of flowers in one hand. A relative of the bride or one of the groomsmen takes her with him by the arm.
This procession must be carried out with grace!
Make sure none of your limbs are hanging in a limp way by your side. Follow the instructions of the wedding officiant to get it right before the actual ceremony.
2. Decide Upon the Line-Up
Each bridesmaid is paired with certain groomsmen during the wedding ceremony.
You may have attended several ceremonies where each of the bridesmaid and the groomsmen naturally come together and continue walking down the aisle.
In reality, it is not a natural synchronization.
It is a well-rehearsed and well-practiced step that ensures coordination among all the couples. No one gets confused about who they should be walking with.
You may also be faced with the dilemma that the number of bridesmaid doesn’t equal the number of groomsmen.
In such a case, one or more of them would have to walk alone.
What is most important is that everyone knows what they will be doing in the procession to avoid any confusion on the actual big day.
3. Pace Everything!
Set cues in the rehearsal that can help create a pace for the movement of every individual with a significant role in the wedding.
You really wouldn’t want four of your bridesmaids huddled in a corner taking selfies while the rest of them wait impatiently to find out what’s going to happen next.
With pre-determined cues, you won’t have to worry about any unnecessary commotion in the wedding!
4. Train the Ring Bearer and the Flower Girl
If there’s anyone who needs a thorough rehearsal for the ceremony, it’s the ring bearer and the flower girl.
You have to emphasize the importance of this ceremony to them, so they don’t make any mistakes. After all, you don’t want the ceremony to have a chaotic moment.
For your wedding rehearsals, you need an experienced wedding officiant in Chicago!
Rev. Phil is perfect for this job!
Unlike other officiants, Rev. Phil provides a full hour of rehearsal before the ceremony so everyone stays right on track!
Visit ‘I Do’ Weddings to take a look at the many successful ceremonies that we have arranged over the years.
Book yours now to ensure that your wedding ceremony takes place splendidly with Rev. Phil by your side!