Post # 1
I’d like to hear how it went? Did everyone remember the timing/cues and whatever other things that get gone over at a rehearsal for a Saturday wedding?
The ONLY event space that meets all our requirements (no stairs for the grandparents, is willing to book a private room for only 20 people, not ridiculous food/drink minimums, etc.) is already booked for the Friday and can only do Thursday for a rehearsal dinner. The one major caveat is my maid of honor may not be able to fly in until late Thursday night/Friday morning depending on if she gets a job and her work schedule. Would you book the restaurant despite all this stuff? I’m so frustrated with everything depending on something else.
Post # 3
@springbride23: I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man where it was Thurs rehearsal and it was fine. The only issue I see is if you have Out of Town people that will have to add an extra day to their travel plans to be there. Since your Maid/Matron of Honor isn’t sure if she can be there, for me it would be important to have her there…. and that would be my hesitation (having it on Thurs vs Fri will not mess with people’s memory on where they need to stand/enter).
Post # 4
@oracle: Oh, I’m so glad someone had a Thursday rehearsal for a Saturday wedding and it went smoothly. 🙂
Luckily, she is the only component of the wedding part from out of town and all our immediate family is here, too, so only her, unfortunately. I feel so bad about it but its hard to base an entire decision on one person’s schedule.
Post # 5
Like the PP said, it’s really only an issue for out of town people. They would have to take 2 days off work instead of 1. If everyone who is Out of Town is ok with it just make sure it’s late enough to allow people to take as little time from work as possible.
Post # 6
@springbride23: we’ll have to do a Thursday rehearsal. Our venue offers rehearsals on Tues, Weds and Thurs. I guess Friday isn’t an option because they do Friday weddings. I’ll probably ask if we can do a Friday rehearsal if there isn’t a Friday wedding. I feel like it would just be inconvenient for our bridal party, since most of the Bridal Party isn’t local (and neither are we, actually, although it’s in our hometown).
Post # 7
@springbride23: Have you talked to your Maid/Matron of Honor about it? If she’s ok with potentially missing it, and is comfortable with her role during the ceremony (e.g. the type of person you or someone else could easily give the run down to and have her roll with it), then I’d definitely go for the the Thurs rehearsal!
Post # 8
Yes. My wedding was on a Friday evening, so my rehearsal and rehearsal dinner were on a Thursday night.
Our parents and all of our bridal party members were present, as was our officiant (but not his wife, because she had to work). However, since our venue is 1.5 hours away from the majority of our local guests, some of our musicians and their spouses were unable to attend.
Post # 9
@springbride23: We are having ours on a thursday since our wedding will be friday. We have a blended family and big bridal party so there will be about 30 people…we decided it would be too expensive to do a restaurant so FI’s family offered to let us have the dinner at their house and we are getting it catered. Venue coordinator said since we have such a large party (6/Bm, 6/GM, 2 Flower Girl, 2 RB) that it will most likely take us around an hour to get through everything.
Post # 10
@springbride23: We are having a Thursday rehearsal mainly because Fiance is coming up to Michigan that Wednesday and the only other free day is the Thursday before the wedding. Though we are having it real simple of just going to the hall, running through everything real quick and then just going over to my dad’s and having a bbq/fire at his house for dinner. All we are inviting is our parents, siblings, and the wedding party and thats all.
Post # 11
@springbride23: We’re having a thursday rehersal – our Church recommended it, as the day before gets crazy. Only one member of our wedding party is from out of town, and if he can’t come in early, I’m sure we can catch him up to speed.
Post # 12
@oracle: My close friend and her now-husband chose to have theirs on a Thursday for a Saturday wedding so that they could relax and drink as much as they wanted. They came with a bunch of us to after party at a different bar, and it was so much fun! We were all hurting the next day, but there was plenty of time to recover before the wedding on Saturday.
Post # 13
@springbride23: Every rehearsal I’ve ever been to has been on a Thursday for a Saturday wedding. Its the norm here particularly for church weddings. It’ll be fine.
Post # 14
@springbride23: Oops. I meant to tag you in my previous comment, not @oracle.
Post # 15
Ours will also be on Thursday, our wedding is on a Friday.
Post # 16
Ours will be also on a Thursday, wedding Sunday. Venue allows free reign of the place for a whole day, so naturally Friday & Sat were spoken for