Post # 1
My officiant (rabbi) wants to have a rehersal the day of the wedding. I tried to ask if we can just have one the day before and he insisted it’s much easier the day of the wedding. He said he has never done a rehersal the day before and it works out fine the day of, like an hour before the wedding. This bothers me because I don’t want guests to see me before the wedding & I don’t want to “practice” walking down the aisle in the dress. I don’t want to bug him about having a rehersal the day before so I guess I wanted to see if anyone has been in this situation and how it worked out? Any suggestios what to do?
Oh, and we’re still having a rehersal dinner for everyone to meet but I have a lot of out of town guests so I doubt they will come since it won’t be mandatory and they might not want to pay for a hotel (I already know my Mother-In-Law and family isn’t coming).
Post # 3
Most Jewish weddings have a rehearsal the day of the wedding. Since most Jewish couples sign the Ketubah before the wedding, and Orthodox Jews have other ceremonies that take place before the actual ceremony where the bride and groom see eachother as well as all the other guests, it is typically not a problem. If it bothers you, could you get to the location and practice before you get into your dress and start taking photos? All you need to rehearse is the order of walking and where to sit/stand.
Post # 4
@agerard23: I totally forgot about how the Orthodox jews don’t see eachother like a week before the wedding so maybe that’s why he does it. We’re reform but I guess that makes sense. I was thinking about getting out of my dress and rehearsing in another outfit but I’m not sure how easy it will be since I have a lot of buttons in the back. I’m meeting with the rabbi this weekend so maybe I’ll see if we can rehearse first thing when we get there or maybe he can go through it with me seperately at another meeting, closer to the wedding, so I don’t have to participate the day of. It just seems odd practicing walking down in my dress but I guess people do it. Thanks for the advice!!