Post # 1
Our church just told us that we may have to do our rehearsal on the morning of our wedding. I’m kind of freaking out because it’ll cut down time for pre-wedding preparations. Has anyone ever done a day-of rehearsal and/or has thoughts on this?
Post # 3
@blondi03: Any chance you could just do it the night before, but without the pastor/preacher/priest present? Or you could do it in a completely different location with the bridal party just for practice. You could work out the ceremony details in advance so you would know what to expect. I think doing it the day of would be extremely hectic.
Post # 4
You’d be mad to do it on the day of your wedding!! See if there’s any way you can do it the day before because it will just be too hectic x
Post # 5
I did this. 🙂
We had the rehearsal about an hour before the ceremony because our venue wasn’t available the day before, and the wedding party wasn’t in town earlier than that.
For me it was fine because I didn’t care, but the truth is that things were a bit disorganized and it ran late, and then guests began to arrive while we were still rehearsing. Again, to me this wasn’t an issue and I knew it might happen, but I realize it may be for a lot of other brides.
If your wedding is in the evening but your rehearsal is in the morning, you’d probably be fine. You just have to plan around it and make sure there’s time for everything else. My wedding was in the early afternoon, so that’s why the timing was tight.
If you’re not comfortable with this maybe you coudl skip the rehearsal altogether, or just do a super brief walk through so everyone knows how to line up and where they are heading. That’s really all you need!
ETA: Sweet, I’m a helper bee now!