Post # 1
I have an issue….our wedding is on a sunday for religious reasons. I LOVE that it will be on a sunday, not saturday!
one minor problem…
there is a reception there the night before (saturday) and so no rehearsal! the option of having it friday is not an option due to that being during our shabbat. So….what should we do?
i am thinking of having an intimate dinner saturday evening (the night before) at a nice restaurant inlcuding bridal party and parents, grandparents, and siblings only. but of course this means no actual rehearsal.
does anyone else have any other thoughts? I am not sold on this idea, but cant think of anything better.
Post # 3
I vote for the intimate dinner. We’re not having an actual wedding rehearsal, so that’s all our rehearsal dinner will be. I think it’ll be a nice “breather” from all the wedding stress!
Post # 4
We’re doing a walk-through rehearsal not on site, probably without the rabbis who are unwilling to commit to a rehearsal (not clear if this is personal or religious), followed by rehearsal dinner.
Post # 5
We’re doing our rehearsal and formal rehearsal dinner the weekend before our wedding weekend (wedding’s on the 25th, rehearsal is on the 18th). Then, the night before our wedding, we’re inviting our bridal parties over to my parent’s house for a chilled out crab feast and cook out.
Could you do something like that?
Post # 6
I agree that you should do a walk through with whoever can make it, even if it’s at a different location. And the intimate dinner sounds nice too 🙂
Post # 7
Like LadyGoodman, we’re having our rehearsal and dinner the weekend before the wedding. It started out because of venue availability, but now I’m loving the idea of not having to do it the night before! Maybe this could work for you? Good luck!
Post # 8
ok. so for you that are having a rehearsal at a different venue….
what will we be rehearsing? it kind of seems like it would be difficult to do if you are not at the venue. just thinking…
Post # 9
This happened to me! Our wedding is on a Saturday, but the venue is booked for a wedding on Friday….So, we had two options to hold a rehearsal: Thursday night or Saturday morning.
We went with a rehearsal on Saturday morning (10am) because GMs are all from out of town and we didn’t want to make them fly in early and pay an extra night in a hotel room. We are having “rehearsal dinner” for the wedding party on Friday evening.
Good Luck! I still think you should have a dinner the night before and give everyone a chance to talk/mingle, plus I think it will set the tone for the whole weekend 🙂
Post # 10
We are also having a Sunday wedding and our rehearsal will be at noon the Saturday before. We are having a rehearsal luncheon at a restaurant after the rehearsal.
Post # 11
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I’m not sure if this would work if you’re having an early wedding, but what about a rehearsal the morning of? This is what a friend of mine did (I was in her wedding) and it worked wonderfully! We just had a rehearsal breakfast instead of dinner and we all went to get ready as soon as the rehearsal was over.
Post # 12
i would have the rehearsal the weekend before. that way you can figure things out according to your venue. & you could either have the dinner that same night or the night before your wedding.
Post # 13
will they not let you have the rehearsal earlier than friday? i think if i all together through out the rehearsal with no run through what so ever then i would be majorly freaking, especially because none of us have ever participated in a wedding before.
Post # 14
Our wedding is outdoors so the only thing we’re working with is an aisle, and I think we can improvise that at another site. I want everyone to know the timing – walking down the aisle with correct spacing, processional order, when and where boquet goes, rings, and how everything goes with the music (especially when during the ceremony the guitarist is supposed to play). I think it’s also nice for all our non-Jewish attendants to know what to expect from the ceremony.
Post # 15
We ran into the same issue, but came to the conclusion that with a wedding party of four and a guest list of 50, we should be OK without the rehearsal. Probably helps that the groom’s a producer and not afraid to boss people around a bit. 🙂
Post # 16
I have the same exact situation. I am going to try to arrange early on Saturday, before the Saturday wedding. My problem with doing it Friday night is that I’d have to force the Out of Town BMs to come in and take another day off work – which I’m not going to do.