(Closed) When do you hand off your bouquet during the ceremony?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
81 posts
Worker bee

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.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by  carrjc66. Reason: typo
Post # 3
4037 posts
Honey bee

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
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
2970 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

At the start of the vows, when the bride and groom take each other’s hands. 

Post # 6
960 posts
Busy bee
  • 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 # 8
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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). 

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