(Closed) do you need to have officiant at the rehearsal?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
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  • Post # 3
    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I, personally, would be scared of not having the officiant at the rehearsal.  They are probably the third most important person at the ceremony (after the bride and groom).

    Post # 4
    4996 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    The officiant runs the whole show – he or she needs to be up to speed by running though everything with you at the rehersal. 

    Post # 6
    3954 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    If you have a wedding planner (or coordinator from your venue), you don’t need the officiant to be there. 

    Post # 7
    634 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    As long as your officiant has a written order for the service- entrances, who is doing readings when etc, he shouldn’t need to be there.  The rehearsal is for you and the wedding party to figure out where you walk, stand etc.  As long as there is someone there to keep the rehearsal moving along you should be fine.

    Post # 8
    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Nope.  I didn’t meet mine till a half hour before the ceremony.  Emailed with her and discussed details, printed contract, mailed it and a check, she mailed a copy back.  Rehersal was included, but we didn’t see the need with a small weddding.  I emailed her a detailed timeline/people/vows.  She showed up and was awesome.

    As long as they have a detailed timelime, they just need to know where to stand.

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