Rehearsal issue! Anyone else have this problem?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
11598 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Contact the coordinator and ask when you can set up a rehearsal.  Perhaps you could have the rehearsal on Friday instead of Saturday, or early morning Saturday (followed by a rehearsal brunch?)  

Otherwise, you could rehearse in an open space that isn’t your exact venue just so everyone knows the flow.  Not ideal, but it would work.  A rehearsal isn’t entirely necessary, anyway. 

Post # 4
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Do it earlier in the day before any wedding that might happen in the evening?

Post # 5
6447 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Like PPs said you should ask your venue when they will be able to do this, however, as a part of the wedding party I would definitely prefer Friday night over Saturday morning.

Post # 6
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve been in two wedding parties; one was a Saturday wedding and the rehearsal was on Wednesday because the venue was booked on a Friday. The other was a Sunday night, with a Thursday rehearsal.  As long as your bridal party can make it, just do it any night the week prior!

Post # 7
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@keembeen:  our coordinator told us that the ceremony space may not be available the night before to rehearse but they will make sure we have some space in the hotel, probably one of the ballrooms. i’m not worried about it.

i know plenty of people who didn’t have a rehearsal and everything was fine.

Post # 8
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Could you do something outside, and mark off an area about the size of the ceremony psace, and have everyone practice the walk?

Though we had a rehearsal, and apparently our processional was a mess! Not that I saw it until much later.

Post # 11
2962 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@keembeen:  I know my venue was pushing me to book the day before to rehearse. Maybe that’s a possibility for you as well? You could also have the rehearsal dinner there? It’s no biggie if you can’t rehearse at the venue. If I could do it all over again, we would have just rehearsed at my mom’s house BUT I wanted the wedding party to know where to go and not get lost since the venue was a bit out of the way AND hidden away with no (hardly any) cell phone reception.


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