Post # 1
Good morning, Bees! At what point in the ceremony do you typically hand off your bouquet for your MOH/Honored Person to hold? You would definitely pass it in order to do your ring exchange, but is there an appropriate moment before then? Right after the giving of the bride? Start of vows?
Post # 2
As soon as you’re passed off to the groom, and get to your spot on the altar. Just a simple turn to the Maid/Matron of Honor, and she should know in advance to take a step forward and grab it. Arrange for the venue or church to have somewhere for her to set it.
Post # 3
I always thought you had to hand it off when you and your groom were asked to join hands. When my daughter married last year, her officiant motioned for her to hand it off to her sister/MOH as soon as she was standing next to her groom. Your officiant might have a better idea.
Post # 4
I also handed it off right when the ceremony started, and so did my sister earlier this month. There wasn’t anywhere to set it, so it was just held the whole time, and handed back after the kiss. 🙂
Post # 5
At the start of the vows, when the bride and groom take each other’s hands.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel
Great question! I wonder what brides who have no bridal party are doing? When do I hand it off, and to who? I was thining maybe my dad when we get to the altar so he can take it to his seat with him?
Post # 7
jnm_sha: I’m actually also not having a bridal party, so based on the wonderful respnses of PP’s, I think I’ll let my dad give me away, have him take his seat, and then hand my bouquet to my best friend in the front row. Sort of just have her stand up, give a hug and kiss, and let her hold my flowers during the rest of the ceremony 🙂 I think it’ll be a nice moment, and since we’re aiming for a more relaxed ceremony it shouldn’t detract from anything.
Post # 8
- Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI
jnm_sha: I handed my bouquet to my Mother-In-Law who was in the front row. She loved being a part of the ceremony! I handed her the flowers right before the ring ceremony and Father-In-Law handed the rings to the officiant at the same time.
We didn’t have a bridal party, but it was our way of including both sets of parents (both my parents walked me down the aisle).