Bees that had a park/outdoor wedding… rehearsal?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We got married in a park and we had a rehearsal and i’m so glad we did. We had a 4:30 ceremony so the sun was quite low in the sky, we practiced standing where we originally planned and the sun was so badly in our eyes we couldn’t see each other, so we ended up changing positions. If we didn’t find that out until the ceremony we would have had to deal with squinting at each other the whole time!

Post # 4
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

You can get by without one but it does help with organizing everyone so they know where to go and what to do. You could always do it at your home or somewhere other than the park if all you need to do is fight out how you’re standing, where the bridal party is going, and who’s sitting where.

Post # 5
1290 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@imnotorange:  I like to be fully prepared, so I would feel better having a rehearsal.  Plus like

@Missy_Star:  said,  you may find that your vision won’t work with the reality in the space!

Post # 6
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

Might be nice, especially for the kids, so they get some practice in.

Post # 7
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@imnotorange: Ours was outdoors and we didn’t have a wedding party, only flower girls and a ring bearer, but we still rehearsed.  It’s nice to know exactly when everyone goes and how long it takes, and it’s especially good for the kids.  I wouldn’t skip it.  Plus it’s your only chance to run through things with the officiant…

Post # 8
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It can’t hurt to have one. We had a very informal rehearsal the night before–no dressing up or dinner associated with it, just a quick run-through of movement and music. We had only one bridesmaid and groomsman, but the rehearsal really helped us figure out what path everyone would walk, how fast they should walk, when we should start/stop the music, etc. We did not, however, practice a dialogue with the officiant. We wanted that part to be as real and fresh as possible.



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