Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Walking Down the Aisle with the Greatest of Ease

Alright ladies, here it is, plain and simple...Your Guide to walking down the aisle with ease.

No matter what the ceremony or culture, there is always an element of production involved with a wedding ceremony. Here are a few tips to think about before you walk down the aisle.
  • Right before you walk down the aisle take 3 big deep breaths to help sooth the overwhelming emotions you will be feeling and slow down your heart rate!
  • Wear a Matte lipstick and NOT lip gloss. You don't want your veil sticking to your lips.
  • Brides always get nervous and hold their bouquet too high. (Bridesmaids too!) Practice in a mirror at home to find your most flattering placement. Don't hide your beautiful waistline! The bouquet should be carried at hip height NOT at your waist. The exception to the rule would be a very small bouquet, which should be carried at your belly button.
  • SLOW DOWN as you walk down the aisle. Dad and Bride need to practice the pace ahead of time. During the rehearsal, practice walking down the aisle a couple of times. You don' t have to pause between steps like in the movies, just a slow stride will do.
  • Remind your dad or whom ever is walking you down the aisle to be aware of the train if your dress has one. You don't want him tripping over your dress trying to get to his seat!
  • As soon as you arrive at the altar or chuppah, hand over your bouquet to the Maid of Honor. If she is on train duty, make sure she hands over the bouquets to the next in line for safe keeping.
  • If you think you might cry or well up with tears as you walk down the aisle it would be a good idea to give your maid of honor a tissue for you to have once you have reached the altar.
  • Don't hold your breath! Breathe, breathe, breathe as you walk down the aisle!!!

1 comment:

  1. Can't tell you how much I love seeing your advice to hold the bouquet low! We've seen the bouquet death grip many times and I'm sure you have, too! I love that you're encouraging your brides to relax and let their arms fall naturally in front of them. We always tell our brides and bridesmaids that their wrists should be right around their hipbones. This is a good idea especially for brides who have dresses with a lot of beadwork or embellishment in the bodice. We want to be able to see those details in photos, not just the flowers! Great tip.


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