Make sure the tacking stitches on the suit jackets are removed
Check for coat-hanger creases on trousers
If wearing boutonnières (a single flower worn in the lapel of the jacket) – have someone available to pin them on
Check in with your celebrant for any last minute instructions
Make sure your Best Man has the rings
Tips for the Bride
When you arrive in the car, or before you step out of your room, pause a moment to relax and take a few deep, gentle breaths
If you can see your wedding guests, it can help to make eye contact with a few friends and family. Then take a relaxed breath again.
Before walking up through the guests, stop again and make eye contact with your beloved. Remember to keep breathing and smile – it’s your wedding day!
The ceremony can seem to go really fast – so slowing down the arrival can really help you to focus and enjoy the experience.
Arriving at the ceremony
If you are arriving in the traditional manner(with one of you arriving first) – allow plenty of time to meet and greet guests. About 15-20 minutes before the ceremony is expected.
If you are walking in together – take five minutes beforehand to be quiet together – give each other a hug until you are relaxed
If you plan to arrive together and mingle with guests before the ceremony – just before the ceremony, go for a short walk or somewhere quiet to be together and relax in the moment
Extra points to remember
I always have a few tissues in the back of my ceremony book, but it’s nice if the groom has a clean, white handkerchief in his pocket, just in case.
On very hot days, it is wise for the men in the Bridal party to keep their jackets off until the last five minutes.
Choose music that is special for you both. You will have the opportunity to select music for before the ceremony, the beginning (processional), the signing (the interlude) and the end of the ceremony (recessional).
Your wedding day is the beginning of your life as a married couple – it is about the commitment that you make to each other.
How would you like that to be honoured in your ceremony?
It is vital that the ceremony reflects what is important to you both – it sets the scene for the rest of your lives together! You owe it to yourselves to work with a celebrant who will help you create a ceremony which is special, memorable and unique to you both.
Get in touch via the link below to arrange a meeting so we can start creating your personalised ceremony.