So we are getting married January 2nd. That means that the day before is a holiday, so our venue will not be open. My fiance has been a groomsman in several weddings, and always feels as if the rehearsal is unnecessary (of course it's never been HIS wedding, but still, I agree). We are having a very short and simple ceremony followed by the reception at the same venue. Here's what we were thinking instead:
Have a "rehearsal" dinner for our bridal party and plus ones the night before the wedding. We will go over day of timeline, and hand out the printed day of schedule.
Morning of the wedding, the guys will arrive at the venue and have a quick walk through, go over order of who walks in with who, etc.
When my bridesmaids and I arrive, we will have a separate walk through to do the same thing.