Post # 1
We are having a a small wedding, with no wedding party is it okay to skip the rehearsal? We are still having a dinner before and discuss any last minute things but I do really feel I have to book the offiant for something that sounds easy.. am I being naive? Anything you can think of that I have to know on the day? (its just me and my dad walking down the aisle and then into the ceremony, we have a rundown of the order of the ceremony.
Post # 3
If I were you, I think I would just go over to the ceremony location and do a quick walk through.
Take it from someone in the arts. It pays off to have a rehearsal!
Post # 4
I skipped it, and I really regret it. I underestimated the size of my officiant’s behind. If I knew she would have blocked the view of everyone watching the ceremony (which I would have found out in a rehearsal), I would have placed everyone differently.
Post # 5
I say keep it you want it to run smoothly
Post # 6
Niki, was your officiant’s back to the audience?
If you’re not having a wedding party, I don’t think you need a rehearsal, BUT if your officiant can get there a bit early, to get familar with the area and make sure everything is in order, that will probably help to alleviate any problems.
Post # 7
I would have the rehersal to give yourself the peace of mind!
Post # 8
My FI was in a wedding where the officiant didn’t come to the rehearsal. It was very funny, but he messed up a lot! The bride was telling him what to do b/c he forgot things like that they wanted to give the mothers a flower during the ceremony.
Post # 9
If nothing else, dad may need practice holding his arm correctly, walking, and then how to send you off – will he just sit down, give you a kiss, mess with veil, acknowledge FI, wait for officiant to tell him to sit, hug… what you think he should do and he thinks could be very different!
Post # 10
FWIW, I’m glad we had a rehearsal. I was totally sick-to-my-stomach, freak-out nervous at the rehearsal, but one the day of the wedding–I was nothing but happy. I felt like the rehearsal allowed me to get those anxious feelings out, but then to know exactly how things were going to happen on the wedding day. We went through EVERYTHING except having our officiant pronounce us married and it really helped.
Post # 11
We’re having a small wedding and having a rehearsal. Most of the wedding party (myself included) have never been in a wedding before so we just want to make sure we’ve got it right!
Post # 12
I’d do it .. the bonus is it should go quickly with less people!! Better safe than sorry!