So the big day is almost upon us. About 2 weeks prior to attending the wedding ceremony and reception you will want to start doing all your let minute preparations. It is getting pretty close to the big day and you want to make sure you are ready to go and have a great time.
Below are a few last minute items you will want to confirm are done right before you attending the wedding ceremony.
- Clothes need to be ready to go. Any alterations you need done should be done and you should try everything on. Make sure everything is cleaned, shined, and pressed for the big day.
- Any hair or make-up appointments should be booked.
- Wedding gifts should be purchased and scheduled for delivery to the bride and groom’s home. Wedding card should be bought and completed.
- Check the Bride and Groom’s wedding website for any last minute updates or changes.
- Travel arrangements are confirmed and you have printed off the confirmations. Check your passport is valid and make sure you know where it is. Route to and from wedding is mapped out.
- Your toast or speech to the bride and groom has been written and rehearsed at least 3 times if you plan on making one.
- If you plan on drinking at the reception make sure you book a hotel near the venue or arrange for a ride.
Attending The Wedding Ceremony
Again you will want to attending the wedding ceremony about 20 to 30 minutes prior to the service. Make sure you give yourself lots of time especially if you are traveling for the wedding. Before most weddings is a typically a meet and greet with the friends and family of the bride and groom in the lobby or outside of the wedding venue. You will want to take your seat for the ceremony at least 5 minutes prior to the ceremony. If possible refrain from trying to see the bride prior to the ceremony. Weddings are a lot of pressure for most ladies and some like a few minutes of alone time before they walk the aisle. Their will be plenty of time for photos and congratulations through out the night.
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Seating Arrangements At The Wedding Ceremony
For larger weddings you will typically be seated by the ushers. The ushers are typically close friends or family of the bride and groom. At most weddings as the ushers seat you they will give you a program to walk you through the steps of the ceremony. Most traditional weddings has the friends and family of the bride seated on one side of the venue and the grooms on the other. The aisle the bride is about to walk usually separates the two groups. A more modern approach is for the ushers to seat the guests as they arrive so that the bride’s family and friends can mingle with the groom’s family and friends.
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If you are Attending The Wedding Ceremony that is less formal and you are to seat yourself. As a general rule of thumb the first few rows of the wedding ceremony venue are reserved for the bride and grooms immediate family. If this isn’t you try to find the best seat in the middle or back of the venue.
After you have been seated now all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the ceremony.
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