Wedding Processional

June 4, 2016

Getting Down the Aisle

 

First things first...

 

The "MARRIAGE LICENSE"

Bring your marriage license to the Officiant at the rehearsal.

 

Traditionally, it is the Best Man that is responsible for remembering this detail.

                          

FINAL PAYMENT TO VENDORS

Be prepared on the evening of the rehearsal to pay any vendors that are supposed to be paid prior to the wedding.

             

FINALIZE THE DETAILS WITH VENDORS

It may be convenient to meet with other wedding professionals such as caterers, photographers, decorators, florists, etc. on the evening of the rehearsal.

 

Arrange time to meet with each of them separately AFTER the rehearsal time. The rehearsal time should be dedicated to rehearsing ONLY.

 

Note: I only need everyone’s attention for a short time. I realize there are lots of questions of which many are answered in my "Cynthia Black Weddings Rehearsal Workbook".  

 

Come prepared, give me your full attention and all will run smoothly not only for the wedding rehearsal but the wedding day as well. 

 

So let’s begin…

 

Getting "up" the Aisle

 

Decide what look you want for your Processionals.

 

Groom's Processional

Please consider one of the following.

  • Officiant (Groom enters escorting Officiant as they move to the altar.)

  • Mother (Groom escort’s mom to her seat then moves to the altar.)

  • Father (Groom and father walk down the aisle together, father takes his seat. Groom moves to the alter.)

  • Groom enters with both parents (Groom enters with both parents, seats both parents and moves to ceremony location.)

  • Groom enters groomsmen and moves to ceremony location.

  • Groom enters alone.

Groomsmen Processional

Please consider one of the following.

 

#1. Groomsmen paired up with bridesmaids.  If they are to enter in pairs, decide BEFORE the rehearsal, in advance, who will walk with whom? Once in place, they stand at an angle to the Groom with hands right over left or left over right.

                            Note: Never with their hands in their pockets!

#2. Groomsmen enter from the right of the ceremony site with or w/out the Groom.

#3. Down the Aisle with the Groom.

#4. Groomsmen enter all together as a group in pairs. 

 

Bridesmaids Processional

Please consider one of the following.

 

# 1. Bridesmaids enter as a paired grouping.

 Note: Bouquet at hip height (you want to be able to see the bodice of the dress).

# 2. Bridesmaids paired up with Groomsmen.  If they are to enter in pairs, decide BEFORE the rehearsal, in advance, who will walk with whom?

#3.  Bridesmaids enter single file.

 

and finally...

 

Ring Bearer Processional

Flower Girl Processional        

 

Bride's Processional

Note: Lighting can enhance the Bride's grand entrance.

 

Note: Turning the lights up just as the Bride enters the aisle or even changing the colors (soft shades) on the ceremony sites walls makes for a really beautiful entrance.    

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