(Closed) Anyone NOT have a rehearsal? Panic over here…

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@dolly1105:  I didn’t do a rehearsal we winged it lol. We had a low key ceremony to me my hubby,my moh/sister and his best man. Sorry should be specific that these were our bridal party not the everyone at the wedding. Best man and hubby were at the alter and my sister walked down first once she reached the front then I walked out and my hubby meet me and the bottom of the small step we had to where we got married. Everyone else was sitting. Any more questions just ask be happy to help.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

We didnt do one.  Five minutes before hand the officiant spoke to us and gave us the lowdown.  Everything went fine.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We had one, but honestly, I really don’t think it was necessary. The first run through went pretty much exactly as the wedding did even without any real instruction…put people in order, they’ll walk down the aisle to their spots, then walk back up at the end of the ceremony. That’s really it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are in a similar situation as you, in that our ceremony will also be quite low key so we aren’t having one.  The only thing I do want to “reherse” is the processional.  My bridesmaids and I are all walking down to Here Comes the Sun, played by a pianist, and I want to make sure the timing will be okay.  

My reason for this is that I played piano at a wedding once where there was no rehersal, and I thought the maids would walk one my one, but then all went in one go really quickly.  I was playing Canon in D, and was only in the first few lines when the bride started down the aisle, and I had to skip ahead in the music.  I really don’t want that to happen at my wedding with a song that is so well known.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My officiant requested that we do not have a rehearsal.  She felt that if the bridal party met before the start of the ceremony that it should be enough time for her to go over everything,  It also saves money as you do not have to pay the officiant for the rehearsal time. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Nope.  We didn’t have one and it was no big deal.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had a very basic, informal one. I don’t think it would have went any differently if we didn’t have one, though. Also, while I was finishing getting ready on the big day, everyone got together and did a little run through.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are having a short, 20-minute ceremony and we are not having a rehearsal. Our officiant is going to go over everything right before. Unless you are doing something elaborate I dont see the need.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We didn’t have one. Everything was absolutely fine. I have been in a lot of weddings that did have rehearsals, and while they can be fun, I’ve never found them necessary. I mean, it’s not rocket science! 🙂 People can be lined up in order before the ceremony and figure it out on the spot.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@dolly1105:  We have no plans to do one: beach ceremony with Boyfriend or Best Friend walking me down the aisle and everyone else sitting 🙂

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We aren’t having one and I hope it goes well. 46 days!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We’re not doing one and my Fiance is freaking out.  I hope our officiant/coordinator can put him at ease.

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