(Closed) My rehearsal is 2 hours before my wedding and I’m sad.

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would skip it….that being said, I think it’s important to have a little pow-wow over what will go on, but it’s not rocket science. I would skip it…the day will be hectic enough!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Aww man that stinks 🙁 Can you do it on the Thursday? 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have been in two weddings where the rehearsal was a few hours before the wedding – and everyone but the bride rehearsed.  That way, everyone else knows what they’re doing – I’m pretty sure you’ll figure out your role 🙂 and then you’re not “going through the motions” in your dress!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We never did a rehearsal the day before. On the day of, the wedding party and our families had a quick meeting (probably about 5 min) about who was walking where – without me, as I was already in my dress and had my makeup on. Let me assure you that everybody walked and stood where they were supposed to with no problem whatsoever.

I know what you mean because I was worried too. But in the end, it really wasn’t rocket science, no rehearsal was needed, and we didn’t miss anything. Relax and enjoy your day!

I did get together with some of my closest women friends the night before, and it was a precious time for us. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Double

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Don’t worry, we didn’t have a rehearsal either!  We had a “rehearsal dinner” two days before but just gave out a timeline for everyone so they knew when they had to be somewhere, etc.  On the day of the wedding we had our first look at 3, then had photos til 5:30, at which point we went to our getting ready room and “walked through” everything with the officiant and planner.  The ceremony started at 6 and it worked out just fine!  Seriously, it was a 15 minute ceremony and all we had to do was repeat after the officiant when he told us to, how much rehearsing do you really need?

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t skip the rehearsal. When I served in my sister’s wedding, I would have been lost as an attendant of where to go and what to do if not for rehearsal. The rehearsal also allows you to have a chance to alter or tweak little aspects. Lastly, it allows you time to ask questions and get comfortable. It’s not every day you get married. It’s a lot to take in. Is there any way you can change the date of the dress rehearsal?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

One wedding I was in had it, and one didn’t.  I honestly preferred rehearsing, but like you, the bride’s venue wasn’t available.  She had rented out the clubhouse in her development for dinner the night before, and we just did it outside in the courtyard before we ate.  So doing a rehersal at a different location the night before could be an option also…

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@HappilyEverAfter54:  You are welcome! Don’t worry about it :-). I know there is a lot of anxiety associated with having a wedding, but I think this is one thing you don’t have to worry about. The aisle is a one-way street – where else could they go? 🙂

We did run through the ceremony with our officiants though – we wrote most of it ourselves so that was easily done… via emails :-).

For me, there was something very special about hearing all those words spoken aloud for the first time during our ceremony. I also felt all the emotional impact of saying, “I Do,” aloud for the first time – and knowing it was that moment when I married my husband.

(Disclaimer: I am not saying that you can’t have this if you do have a rehearsal. I am just saying it was very special for me personally).

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

I have been in 15 weddings and there has never been a rehearsal and I didn’t have one for my wedding. Rehearsal just aren’t done very often where I am from and we don’t have rehearsal dinners either. All weddings have gone ahead without disaster.

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