chapter 3

WORKING THE GETTING-READY ROOMS

It’s showtime! Your first performance under pressure occurs in the rooms where the couple gets ready. Why am I including a chapter on these getting-ready rooms? It’s because this is where the wedding really begins. Most importantly, what you do and say and how you behave in these rooms determines how the couple, the immediate family, and the wedding party will judge you for the entire wedding and thereafter.

In this chapter, we will spend time looking at the challenges and opportunities all rooms present to us. Sometimes, couples get ready at home or at their parents’ residences, or both bride and groom get ready at the same hotel. But one thing is certain: the numerous room angles, lighting decisions, ...

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