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Are you having a wedding rehearsal?

Jo, on March 7, 2018 at 8:05 AM

Posted in Wedding Ceremony 31

Are you having a wedding rehearsal? Does your officiant, or you venue, require it? How did you invite those involved in your wedding to the rehearsal? Photo from Pinterest

Are you having a wedding rehearsal? Does your officiant, or you venue, require it? How did you invite those involved in your wedding to the rehearsal?


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  • M
    Super October 2018
    MaltedMilk ·
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    We could have one at the ceremony site but it is a quick service and very small bridal party so we will run through stuff with me, FH and officiant a few days before.

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  • Liana
    VIP March 2017
    Liana ·
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    We didn't have one and our venue did not require it at all.

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  • PBiazinha
    VIP May 2018
    PBiazinha ·
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    We’re skipping it too. It’s a very small wedding and we only have a MOH and Best Man. We’ll go over the logistics over dinner and in the am. It’s a destination wedding and we’ll be all meeting friends for drinks and dinner the night before. the day off we’ll have everyone getting ready at the same location and I have a ceremony coordinator. We should be fine!
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  • July18Bride
    Super July 2018
    July18Bride ·
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    We are doing a rehearsal and we are just going to have those in the bridal party and parents be there just so they know where they will be standing, sitting, etc.

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  • Kristina
    Master August 2018
    Kristina ·
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    We're having one, and of course a dinner afterwards.

    I have a rather large bridal party, and my FH's family has been to a limited number of American weddings and I don't think any of them has stood up in one.

    The bridal party (and myself) also come down a large set of stairs, so I want to make sure we get the timing right for that and I want to make sure everyone has clear directions on where to go and when!

    I'm still looking for a venue for the rehearsal dinner, though. Somewhere not too expensive because we'll be having a good 30 people at the rehearsal. Something that needs to be done and taken care of this month so I can quit stressing about it!

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  • Talullah
    VIP May 2018
    Talullah ·
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    We're not having one. Only FH & I will do a quick run through at the venue & then explain it to BP. We will then do a quick run through with everyone after first look.
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  • Josh & Justine
    Super May 2018
    Josh & Justine ·
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    We’re having a rehearsal for the wedding party and immediate family members that will be part of the processional. Our ceremony venue doesn’t have a normal aisle; the “aisles” are semi-circles around the guest seating area. There will be two separate paths for BMs and GM, and there are stairs involved. It just makes sense logistically to go the day before and show everyone where they’ll be and where they need to walk down beforehand.
    Spouses/SOs and immediate family members who aren’t part of the processional are invited to the rehearsal dinner afterwards. The venue, hotel, and restaurant are all within 10 mins of each other.
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    Yes - we had a rehearsal! Required by me Smiley tongue

    A family friend of ours from out of town was sharing officiant duties with the local church, so I needed to make sure they both knew how they would work together and give our family friend the opportunity to orient himself, figure out the sound system, etc. We also wanted to practice with the organist!

    We sent out cute evites for the rehearsal dinner, but just shared the actual rehearsal information with our wedding party over email!

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    No, thank goodness. No wedding rehearsal
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  • Michelle
    Devoted April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    We are having a rehearsal the Thursday before our wedding. It more to make the bridal party comfortable because they are scared they are going to fall because we have to walkover a bridge hahaha. Then we are going to our rehearsal dinner immediately following

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    Tracey ·
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    Yeah we had one the day before the wedding. It was a good idea simply because we needed to practice how fast to walk down the isle. Other than that, it wasn't super useful because you can just tell everyone where to stand and you don't need to rehearse that.

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