I was thinking… “if only we had a rehearsal”… In cases like this, the Maid of Honor simply hands her bouquet to the next bridesmaid and easily handles the ring and the bride's bouquet.
At a rehearsal, we practice the processional and recessional. We practice all the parts of the ceremony, from the father’s hug to you and handshake to the groom, to the hand off of your bouquet to the Maid of Honor, to the Sand Ceremony or other extra ceremony, and the ring exchange.
When you, your father, your soon-to-be-husband, your Maid of Honor, and your Best Man all have practiced their parts and developed some “Muscle Memory,” your ceremony will flow smoothly and gracefully.
- - The photos taken during the ceremony will look organized, with all bridal attendants focused on the bride and groom
- Your attendants will understand the time commitment they have made to you, from pre-ceremony photos to post-ceremony photos. They understand they may not get to the reception until an hour or more after the ceremony.
- Your Maid of Honor will know how to handle two bouquets, manage your train and veil and looked poised at the same time.
- YOU will feel confident and poised when you walk up the aisle that the ceremony will go smoothly.Yes, you might save a few dollars if you skip it, but it's better to invest in your peace of mind with a rehearsal! That way, you can truly experience the extraordinary joy of pledging your love to each other, forever.