(Closed) rehearsal dinner scheduling – help!

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I would definitely recommend having a rehearsal. I think your best option is to have the rehearsal on Wednesday. For your Out of Town Bridesmaid or Best Man who can’t make it, one of the other BMs can update her on the details.

Post # 4
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

As long as you know what the venue looks like/ where things will be set up for the ceremony, you could maybe have a rehearsal somewhere else later on Thursday just so everyone can run through what will happen. Everyone will have to imagine what it will be like at the actual venue, but at least everyone will know their place relative to everyone else in the wedding party, and you can explain what the actual venue is like. 

Post # 5
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree with missjo117, having a rehearsal is really important.  Not as much for the bridal party, but for the bride and groom.  Going through all of the motions, helps release some anxiety the next day.  I think for one Bridesmaid or Best Man to miss the rehearsal isn’t a huge deal.  The other girls can fill her in.  I would go for Wednesday evening!

Post # 6
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Could you possibly do it the weekend before?


.. edit: nm. i just remembered the Out of Town bm. 🙁

Post # 7
46597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would be looking for an alternate venue for the rehearsal to be held on the Thursday just prior to your rehearsal dinner.  The rehearsal itself could be held in a restaurant that has a private room, a church or school hall etc.

If you can find somewhere local, it would save the hour plus drive to your venue.

 As long as the fficiant is familar with your wedding venue, he/she can guide you through the layout of the facility.

It is the logistics of the ceremony that are important to practice.



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