Walking Down the Aisle

By on January 7, 2015

After the wedding anticipation, excitement and months of planning, the Day finally comes. You might think you’ve got everything covered but there is one last think you need to consider… walking down the aisle. This is perhaps the most important part of the ceremony and, not to make you more nervous, the part, when all eyes will be glued to you. That’s why you need to make it right.

How to hold the bouquet

The answer is: lower than you think! Experts’ advice is to hold it closer to your lady parts, rather than your chest – this makes you look more elegant and sophisticated. Bonus tip: create a diamond shape between the arms and the body.

Escort’s role

Your escort needs to lock arms with you, not the other way around. This will allow you to hold the bouquet in the right position.

Walking

The walking part seems the easiest, but might prove a real challenge, when it comes to it. Try to walk as you normally do, just a little bit slower. Keep your shoulders back and loosen up – don’t look stiff! Consult the music, as you walk – especially if it’s medium-paced. If it’s too slow for you, you can increase the pace, just don’t make your trip down the aisle longer than the whole ceremony!

What about the guests

Smile, as you walk! After all, this is the most important day of your life – show your guests how happy are you and how much you appreciate them coming to see you. Don’t just stare ahead, as it will make you look like a robot. Look around and find those friendly faces that always gave you comfort and smile.

A bonus tip: you can practice the walk before actually doing it – it’ll make you calmer during the ceremony!

For these and more ideas on how to plan your wedding, check http://www.bestforbride.com/

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridesmaids, mob dresses and more. http://www.BestForBride.com

4 Comments

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    Cynthia Close

    January 14, 2015 at 7:49 AM

    I had to laugh when I read your counsel on becoming a robot bride. Honestly with all the things you have to think about as you’re walking down the aisle, it would be easy to do. Who knew there was a science to holding the bouquet? I was so nervous at my wedding; Heavenly only knows what I did with my flowers. My daughter –in-law set herself up for a grand entrance down a curving flight of stairs. She pulled it off, but I was holding my breath. Good food for thought. Thanks for sharing.

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    britnylora

    January 16, 2015 at 4:01 AM

    i am just waiting to get the dress… just counting the time this is awesome

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    Jenny

    January 17, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    LOL, I have seen the “stiff” look a few times. I am sure they are just nervous as all get out. I think practicing the walk is the best option so you can work out the jitters before the big walk.

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    Franky

    January 17, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    The walk can be so intimidating, in fact that was one thing that almost kept me from doing a big production wedding. It was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, but for some it can be overwhelming.

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