Experts and BHG readers answer.
planting bare root roses
Your roses will be fine. The idea behind soaking them is to make sure their roots are completely hydrated before planting. But planting them without soaking them first won't cause any long-term damage, and any short-term stress will be alleviated by the recent rainfall you've had. It would be a good idea to sprinkle a granular slow-release fertilizer on the ground around your plants, but I recommend that for all roses in the spring.