Post # 1
When I first booked my venue, my (venue) coordinator told me “we don’t really do ceremony rehearsals.” I am usually one to beg for exceptions to the rule, but since my wedding is on a Sunday, I knew it would be pretty hard to have one on Saturday (they are hosting another wedding on Saturday). And Friday is not convenient for my mostly out of town wedding party.
Well 5 months later the venue’s new wedding coordinator asks “when is your rehearsal? Friday? Saturday morning? Saturday afternoon?” Rats. Well now my shower is booked for Saturday afternoon (cannot change) and the morning won’t work (b/c I need to sleep off my bachelorette party from Friday night; even if we did do it in the morning and I were sleep deprived mess, we’d have a huge gap between morning rehearsal and evening rehearsal dinner)….sooo, we’re not having a rehearsal.
I’m now nervous about this decision. I mean, everyone knows how to walk down an aisle, right? Walk straight? Look up? Smile? We are having a rehearsal dinner so during that time I will discuss with wedding party members who they are walking with, what song, where to stand (with a diagram, it’s outside, it’s pretty simple). But my A-type personality is freaking me out!
Are there any brides that didn’t have a rehearsal and all worked well at the ceremony? Please soothe my fears.
Post # 3
Well I’m not having one!
My wedding hasn’t passed so I can’t calm your fears…but I’m sure it isn’t that hard like you said.
Post # 4
We didn’t have one. No one died or even tripped.
Post # 5
We aren’t having one because it’s so small and simple my pastor said we didn’t need one.
Post # 6
I’m curious about this too. We are having a Sunday wedding and will not be able to have a rehearsal. I assume people know how to walk up to the front. 🙂 If not, I will walk them up myself!
Post # 7
my wedding is also on a sunday. we know a couple people that are using our ceremony and reception site for their wedding, and have done them on a thursday. wondering if anyone had experience with this
Post # 8
@mysurferrosa: I like your idea of walking them up there yourself! I can see myself doing this “hurry up already, I’m getting married!” 🙂
Post # 9
We’re not having a rehearsal, either! We’re having a small “rehearsal dinner” at a restaurant the night before the wedding, and I figure we can tell the bridal party any serious logistics there (there really aren’t many). Our pastor said he’ll help everyone along anyway so we really don’t need one. You’ll be fine! 🙂
Post # 10
Another one here who plans on NOT doing one. I don’t really have a reasoning behind it other than another thing to plan hehe. Although my wedding is on a friday so getting people to committ on a thursday would be tough if I did have it. In the end, I think and would hope people would have enough common sense to just walk slow, smile and enjoy the day! 🙂
Post # 11
We didn’t have one and it didn’t make any differnce.
Post # 12
We didn’t have one. We just lined people up before the ceremony and told them where to stand. 100% fine.
I’ve always found wedding rehearsals to be kind of unnecessary, assuming you’re not pulling the breakdance down the aisle thing…
Post # 14
@SouthRNComfort: I am not having one and I don’t think it will be a big deal at all. My sister didn’t have one but she also didn’t have a bridal party. FH was in a wedding last year without a rehearsal and a BIG bridal party – I think they met beforehand to do pictures and they may have given a few instructions. Worked out fine.
Post # 14
We did not have one. Everyone pretty much knew what to do. Walk down the aisle. That was it. 😛 & Go to their side of course. haha