(Closed) Can’t schedule rehearsal?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

What are you using for your location? 

We had the same thing happen with our venue. It’s a lodge of sorts, but we’re using the outside part for our wedding on Saturday. They told us that if no one had it booked by a certain date we could rent it for Friday night at a discounted price, or we could go ahead and rent if for a certain number of hours for that Friday night. Future Mother-In-Law decided to go ahead and rent it and hold the rehearsal dinner there too, and have it catered in, since we would all have to be there for the rehearsal part anyways. 

Not the most cost effective way of doing it, but since we had to have a rehearsal that’s what we decided to do.

Is there anyway you could use it as a the site for your rehearsal dinner too, to justify renting in for that night? I think we got it at a somewhat discounted price too (FMIL haggled with him, lol). I would defiantly ask for a cheaper price if you do have to rent it, since you’re already paying them for Saturday too. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Well, is a rehearsal time included in your contract? Is there anything in your contract that says you can come in the day before? If so, call them and tell them that you need to schedule a time with your pastor and you need them to let you know what time works for them. If not, you might be out of luck, because they have the right to book a Friday. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I had to deal with this too.  I was just upfront and assertive — I told them that we needed to book now because the Friday before the wedding is the only night I could get off from the hospital and I had many relatives who needed to fly in and make reservations for the rehearsal.  Once I was telling instead of asking, there wasn’t any problem.  😉  Remember, since they make a lot of money off weddings, it’s in their best interest to have happy brides who recommend them to friends. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our wedding is October 3 as well and we’re having a similar problem. Our venue told us we can have a rehersal, but they can’t gurantee the Friday night before our Saturday night wedding until 30 days before the date. My Future Mother-In-Law is planning the dinner, but I suggested that we have our dinner Friday night at the restaurant of our choice, whether we can have the ceremony rehersal that night or not. We may end up having the rehearsal on Thursday night and it shouldn’t be all that long and everyone should be in town by then. She’s not very open to the idea of having them happen to seperate if need be, so we’ll see…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We had the same experience. Our venue booked a wedding the night before ours. So the Fiance and I know the layout as we’ve been there a ton of times, we’re still doing a rehearsal dinner and will do a general run-through of things just so that our party knows the way we want them to proceed. It sucked, but there was nothing left for us to do but to rehearse elsewhere.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Can you have it morning of instead? Or is that too close?  We have to have ours Friday afternoon at 3pm which kinda sucks but they have a Friday night wedding just like you’re saying.  I’d try and nail them down if you can!

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