The night before the wedding, Stephen and I arrived at the church early to meet with Cari, our day-of coordinator, and transfer all of our treasures into her SUV for setup the following day. After many fun greetings and hugs from our wedding party and family members, the church’s own coordinator took control, leading us through a prayer and the processional.
After that, our readers had a chance to rehearse, and she gave everyone a brief description as to the order of the ceremony, including what the priest would be doing, plus when to sit and stand.
Why was she merely describing what the priest would do rather than his actually doing it? Because he wasn’t there. Though I’d been worried about this aspect all along, the church coordinator had assured me time and time again that the priest – who was still fairly new to performing marriages – knew exactly what to do, and would closely follow the outline she provided him.
Being the calm, cool, chill bride that I was, I took her at her word. But did these famous last words hold true, or did things go horribly awry? Stay tuned…
When and how do you plan to rehearse before the wedding?
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