Post # 1
My wedding is on Saturday. My rehearsal is on Friday, and one of my bridesmaids let me know that she won’t be able to make it to the rehearsal because she started a new job and they won’t let her take any days off for the first 90 days. She lives about 5 hours away from me so for her to make it she’d have to take the day off. I am totally cool with this, her livelihood is way more important than my rehearsal!
Anyway, she will obviously be at the wedding, but I want to make sure I get her up to speed on anything she may have missed. She’s worried about “messing it up” (although I know she won’t do that!) and I assured her walking down the aisle won’t be complicated and we’d show her where to stand and stuff before the wedding starts on Saturday. 🙂 She’s never been a bridesmaid before, although she has been the bride!
So anyway, I don’t have a vast repertoire of bridesmaid experience only ever having been one once myself, but can you all think of anything else I’d need to fill her in on before the ceremony starts? Where she’s gonna stand in front, who she’s walking with…? Is that it?
Post # 3
The main things are what you have – when to enter, who to enter with, where to stand and how to stand (which way is Bridal Party facing), who to exit with, and what to do/where to go after she exits. I don’t know when you are going to update her but perhaps also share the reminder of what time she needs to arrive on the wedding day and anything she needs to bring.
I would also suggest going over any other specifics regarding the timeline. I am making the assumption you will be doing that with the other girls at some point? We have a list of things to review with the girls, the guys and the ushers, because there are so many specifics and we don’t have a coordinator. Maybe my list will help you out:
- BP dates need to pick up escort cards for BP members (the color of the place card identifies the meal the guest chose)
- Share table diagram (room layout) with ushers to assist with guests finding tables easily (we are not numbering tables and thought this gives something else for the ushers to do and will help speed the process of seating)
- Ushers plan to assist handicap grandparents and their walkers to the back of the ceremony space prior to seating so they can enjoy seeing guests arrive and so that they are in place and ready when it is their turn
- Plan for entrances into reception (thinking about creating a “path” for them to follow to their seats – they will stand at their tables while B&G enter)