(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner – What to expect and prepare for as a BM?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Don’t wear ivory.  Even if the bride says she’s ok with it, it’s so easy to just wear a different color and avoid the issue altogether.  

There probably isn’t anything you have to prepare.  The maid-of-honor, best man, parents, and siblings may give speeches at the wedding or the rehearsal dinner, but it’s not super common for the rest of the bridal party to do it.  Most likely, you should just show up and enjoy yourself 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, I think it’s inappropriate to wear white/ ivory to rehersal.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are having an open mic at our Rehearsal Dinner.  We don’t want 150 toasts at the wedding so we are allowing anyone to say anything (I think I might get embarrassed)  at the Rehearsal Dinner.  Don’t have a written speach but think of something nice or funny to say, that will be more personal at the Rehearsal Dinner than at the wedding.  Also, expect your bride to be a little on edge, take care of her if things are running late.  Offer to check on what ever she needs.  I think for some brides the Rehearsal is where it hits them hard and they are either on Cloud 9  LaaLaa land or a frantic mess.  And above all make sure she knows you are having fun, even if you are running around – do it with a smile and make it seem easy.  

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Heartly:  additionally I don’t think you need to prepare much for the rehersal. In theroy, you should be ready to simply practice what you will be doing day of.

I think asking if there’s anything that anyone will need help with, and following direction would be all that’s required.

Also there are a few things I’ve noticed about ceremonies: 1) bride and bridesmaid should carry the bouquets low and cerented titled forward for better pictures. flowers are often held higher like almost chest level and are not angled for better pics, walk slowly down the aisle and pasue if possible as the photographer will likely be trying to take your picture while moving. I think we all just forget about these things, I know I would if no one explicitly told me so.

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