(Closed) Anyone not doing a rehearsal ??

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
15 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Were not doing a rehearsal either! Our officiant charges extra as well and since we are having a civil ceremony outdoors we figured we didnt need one.

He will still be giving us the rundown before the actual ceremony so no rehearsal was needed!

Post # 4
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do the rehearsal somewhere else, like a park or something, without him

Our Justice of the Peace did ours for free but I think without the rehearsal we all would have been lost.

a rehearsal dinner isn’t needed

Post # 5
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d still do a rehearsal somewhere else. We are doing a quick rehearsal are officiant charges if we do a full hour but if we do something quicker he’ll do it for free. Then going out for a nice dinner. 

Post # 6
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m not doing a rehearsal, but we are still hosting a casual dinner.  We have a bunch of out of town guests that are traveling really far, so we want to make sure they can get something to eat the night before.  Plus, our ceremony doesn’t have any readings, is only about 15-20 mins and we have a small wedding party, so there really isn’t much of a point.

Post # 7
1176 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would do a rehearsal even without the officiant, just so everyone else knows what the hell they’re doing. When adrenaline is running high, you don’t want people to be winging it.

Also – an officiant charging extra for a rehearsal? Is that a thing? It sounds a bit chisely to me.

Post # 9
4114 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I do t think we’re doing one. We’ll probably do a run through with everyone, possibly in the hotel hallway, but that’s about it. We’ve only got a few people and it should be short and sweet

Post # 10
2909 posts
Sugar bee

We didn’t, but I was very casual about the whole thing. We did have a hosted dinner the night before the wedding (ILs hosted.)

Post # 12
8572 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We aren’t doing a rehearsal, per say, but I think we’ll still gonna have a big dinner with our family the night before, trying to find something to call it other than “rehearsal dinner”.

Post # 14
24 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are not doing a rehearsal dinner as well. I think we will have enough on our plates to take care of the day before of the wedding… so no need for us to add more stress 🙂

Post # 15
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We are thinking of doing a large dinner the night before, with no rehearsal. Our families really arent anticipated to meet much before the wedding so its kinda a way for everyone to meet, including our parents before the wedding. 

Post # 16
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

A rehearsal and dinner wasn’t in our budget either.  So instead we just had the wedding party and our parents come to our apartment.  We did it right outside.  It took all of 15 minutes.  Then last minite we decided to order pizzas from our favorite italian pizza place, about two minutes from our house. We got 6 large pizzas for $56 and then bought a couple two liters for about $6 bucks.  Not too bad if you ask me.  Haha

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