Post # 1
We met our officiant last night! She was incredible and the wedding is seeming even more real!
I asked her if she recommended a rehearsal, and she said that with the size of our party (six, including bride & groom), that she didn’t think it was necessary for the extra cost.
So, that’s fine, if I feel differently I can contact her and pay the extra money for a rehearsal.
My question is, even if I don’t contact her, is a rehersal beneficial to have with my party, even without her?
Did you ladies who have done it, find it helpful? are you happy you did it?
Ladies who did not do it, do you wish you had?
Thanks for any and all advice!
Post # 3
Arg… and I forgot to put it in the Ceremony category… if a Mod could move it that would be helpful! thanks *blush*
Post # 4
I felt our rehearsal was very helpful. It helped me not only visualize our ceremony but I really do think it helped with knowing who was going to walk and when. We didnt run through the entire ceremony we just went through the processional and recessional and line up. It only ttook like 15 minutes total!
Post # 5
Thanks! I have definitely been concerned about the processional & who walks when, I just wasn’t sure if it mattered if our marriage commissioner was there or not. Our party is pretty small, so it should be fairly straight forward, but I think it may still help… hmm.
Post # 6
I think you could even do it without the officiant…
Post # 7
I think the rehearsal was really beneficial and helps to calm nerves a bit for the next day because you are comfortable with the order and plan of everything.
Post # 8
We NEED a rehearsal because it is interfaith and I have never seen some of the Jewish stuff done and he has never seen some of the Christian stuff done. Also my dad will be co-officiating as my minister and DEFINATELY needs and wants to have a rehearsal for his part. He can’t just do it off the cuff since he has never done it before and it already super nervous. But he is an actor so I told him to just act like he isn’t my father and his is just another play. lol. Hopefully that will keep him from bawling like a baby the whole time. He is just so emotional about us girls like that.