Post # 1
A Few questions regarding the rehearsal ( not the dinner, the actual walkthrough of the ceremony)
1. Did everyone in your bridal party make it to your rehearsal?
2. if no, why not?
3. How did you/would you react if some bridal party members told you they couldn’t make it?
Post # 3
We had a reader and a groomsman not make it (we knew in advance) and it was no problem at all. The rehearsal was mainly for myself, my groom and the officiant. As long as those 3 know what’s going on, it’s going to be just fine. It didn’t bother me either; although I’d have been happy to have their company, it at least made carpooling to the venue a lot easier!
Post # 4
Unfortunately our officiant is not conducting our rehearsal, but instead is going to help us create our own rehearsal, so we can do it ourselves. I’m hoping they can all make it, especially since we’ll kind of have no idea what we’re doing… But I guess if they can’t, they can’t. We’ll figure it out.
I guess the more I think about it, the more I realize that their participation isn’t crucial. They really just have to walk down the aisle and stand in a specific place, and smile.
Post # 5
Yeah it’s not a lot of stuff to remember, and if someone gets something wrong like they stand in the wrong place, nobody will know it’s wrong. It will be fine.
Post # 6
I’m in a wedding in June and they’re doing their rehearsal on a Thursday at 5pm. I think most of their wedding party is from out of state/country and flying in for the week of events. But for people like me, who work until 5pm, it’s a bit tougher. My options are to take a vacation day (on a Thursday, then work Friday, then wedding Saturday… blech) or … not go. Or maybe get out early but I’d have to get out way early because the rehearsal is a 2 hour drive from me.
The bride didn’t seem too bothered that I may not make it, and I’d definitely rather go… but I don’t think I’m willing to throw a vaca day at it..