Post # 1
our venue will not be open to us the day before. the problem is, the ceremony involves stairs! I’m not into the idea of just rehearsing any old place that has stairs, I really feel like the rehearsal needs to happen in the actual venue. so my question is: what if we did the rehearsal about 1-2 hours before we open our doors the day of the wedding?
too bad we’ll already all be dressed up in the actual wedding attire for the rehearsal! maybe I’ll put on a robe or something.
Post # 3
At my sister’s wedding we were told about 30 min before what to do. there was no real rehersal, as far as acting out the wedding. we just did it. Most people have been in weddings before and can walk down an aisle.
There were also stairs that we walked down and we met the GMs at a certain point. No one made a mistake.
Post # 4
Is everyone walking down the stairs or just the girls? Could you do it during the day, for instance, when you go and get your nails done the day before or something?
Post # 5
@janie-janie: Oh my gosh I could have written this post! I am in the exact same problem as you–we can’t have the venue for the day before, and our ceremony involves stairs!
We are having the rehearsal that morning at 9am (wedding is at 4pm). That way we will have time between the rehearsal and the wedding to get dressed. The only thing I’m worried about it is that people will get pissed about having to get up early for it. Other than that, I think it will be fine. We will have plenty of time for it!
Post # 6
My friend did her rehersal the week before, is that an option for you?
Post # 7
@mwitter80: and @amyanne02: I can’t. the venue will not be open to me at all that friday. it might be booked for somebody else’s party, they’re really popular. my wedding party probably won’t be there a whole week before, more like one day before!
but as KLB5882 mentioned– doing it the day of, right before guests arrive might not be so bad. people know how to walk down an aisle, it’s not like we’re doing anything weird!