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My name is Barbara Esses and I do events for a living. I'm Ruthie Hecht; I'm an event planner and I work with and for my mother. We're going to teach you the do's and don'ts for the perfect wedding. In order to make your wedding ceremony the best it could possibly be, the important thing to do is hold a rehearsal. Many times it's held the day before the wedding, two days before the wedding, or even the day of the wedding. Because you want everybody to walk down in some sort of uniform manner and you want them to know exactly where they're standing. You want them to have their marks so that when they get up to wherever it is the ceremony's being done that everything looks beautiful. Many, many people pick their own music to walk down the aisle to. There's no such thing anymore as having to walk down to "Here Comes the Bride" or "Pachelbel Canon." They take different moods from music and different styles of music and therefore you want to rehearse it so that the bride and groom know exactly what the wedding party's going to look like. It's extremely important to be familiar with the music, to have the people who are walking down the aisle familiar with the music and familiar with the space where they're walking down the aisle. Then you can tell them if you want them to walk a little faster, a little slower, if you want it extremely solemn or if you want a YouTube dancing event. All these things are things that the bride and groom can choose but it's important to do a rehearsal so that everybody who walks down the aisle with you is on the same page.