Post # 1
We are booking our officiant, and he said that at our site that we are having the wedding the country club runs the whole rehearsal the night before the wedding and that he will def go to the reherasal if we want him there or we can chose not to and just have a meeting to finalize everything before the wedding, it would be a $100 dollars cheaper if we didnt have him at the rehearsal. This was something that I was really debating because my grandparents that will be doing reads and giving me away wont be able to make the rehearsal either because they live 2 hours away.
Post # 3
I, personally, would be scared of not having the officiant at the rehearsal. They are probably the third most important person at the ceremony (after the bride and groom).
Post # 4
The officiant runs the whole show – he or she needs to be up to speed by running though everything with you at the rehersal.
Post # 5
the only reason why i was thinking of not having him is because the country club gives us a wedding planner that organizes the whole day and makes sure that everyone is in their place, and my friend used this officiant and she said that didnt really think she needed him at the rehearsal because the wedding planner did everything.
Post # 6
If you have a wedding planner (or coordinator from your venue), you don’t need the officiant to be there.
Post # 7
As long as your officiant has a written order for the service- entrances, who is doing readings when etc, he shouldn’t need to be there. The rehearsal is for you and the wedding party to figure out where you walk, stand etc. As long as there is someone there to keep the rehearsal moving along you should be fine.
Post # 8
Nope. I didn’t meet mine till a half hour before the ceremony. Emailed with her and discussed details, printed contract, mailed it and a check, she mailed a copy back. Rehersal was included, but we didn’t see the need with a small weddding. I emailed her a detailed timeline/people/vows. She showed up and was awesome.
As long as they have a detailed timelime, they just need to know where to stand.
Post # 9
thanks guys!!! Yes we will have more than one meeting before the ceremony to discuss everything and we will have at timeline which is given to the wedding planner before as well, and she runs the rehearsal, that extra 100 could really be used for other stuff too
Post # 10
hes also done alot of weddings at our venue as well, so thats why he said that he knows that they run everything and he has gone to rehearsals before and pretty much is just standing there, so i really appreciate that he is trying to save us some money.