Ceremony rehearsal.. Pastor made other plans?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1243 posts
Bumble bee

@leahlou:  Can you just move up the time, or schedule it for the day before?

Post # 4
43300 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@leahlou:  Did you discuss any alternatives with the pastor? Can he do the rehearsal at another time? or have someone stand in for him at the rehearsal?

It really doesn’t matter if some of the wedding party can’t attend, although it may be disappointing. The roles are pretty simple. One of the other groomsmen can fill them in.

Post # 6
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

At our rehearsal, our pastor didn’t do much. The DOC was running the show and our pastor just followed directions like everyone else. If he’s done weddings before, I’m sure he’ll be fine without the rehearsal and your DOC can give him a short run down of how he’s walking in/out either before the wedding day in a phone call or email or the day of.

Post # 7
534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

The pastor wasn’t at the rehearsal for my first wedding.  He still figured out how to get up front and perform the ceremony.  Don’t stress it!

Post # 8
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My pastor willnot be at our rehersal Friday and niether will one of the groomsman.  The Pastor told us she is leaving detailed instructions for the corrdinator to run the rehersaland the missing groomsman will have to fall in line the day of.  I was surprised I didnt freak out when I found out the rehersal would be missed by the pastor and a groomsman but cant change it. 


Just relax, deep breathes everything will work out great.  The groomsman that are missing can follow the others and Im sure the pastor has done a ceremony or 2 before 🙂 

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