Post # 17
Every wedding I’ve been in that had music had a rehearsal with everyone there to practice. It’s a run-through, a chance for everyone to go through the whole thing together once. So it has always included all music and readings and whatever else was part of the ceremony.
Post # 18
@Woodstock: No…we were living in Colorado and getting married in NJ at a non-denominational church, so everything was decided once we got back.
Post # 19
@ItWasntMe: yea in that case I would want the organist at my rehearsal. but its definitely better if you have a chance to meet before hand.. that way you can focus all of your energy on the music and not have to also try to remember where you’re supposed to stand. lol
Post # 20
I think I have to pay extra (to cover the music coordinator’s travel costs and time, I think he plays at another church farther away) but I think I will since one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man is a professional cantor but has not ever sung at this church/with this organist.
Post # 21
my organist isn’t coming to the rehearsal. she does the music for the Masses and for all the weddings at our church, so i’m sure she’s got it down to a science and she plays beautifully, so i’m not worried.
Post # 22
I’m an organist, and unlike you, the organist has done this a million times. (Eg, he/she knows how long it takes for everyone to get to the altar…)
One good reason for the organist to come to the rehearsal might be if the organist is not familiar with that church and organ and how they do things there.