Post # 1
We’re having the ceremony in the ballroom where our reception is. We only have the room for the day of our wedding, not the day before. I’m not sure if we should try to gather everyone the morning of for a quick run through, or if we should just wing it.
Post # 3
It’s very true that sometimes people need to do it, to know what they are doing.
It is very easy for your expectations to not be understood without doing one. Now if you’re totally cool with going with the flow – then you don’t need one. Maybe I’m too type A, but I want people to have no question about my expectation!
Post # 4
I think you definitely need to have a quick run-through. Otherwise, you could have a mishap, which you’ll want to avoid (i.e. one of my BM’s couldn’t attend and she was the first Bridesmaid or Best Man to walk down the aisle and stood in the wrong spot. Luckily, the next Bridesmaid or Best Man guided her to where she needed to be AND I didn’t see it until I watched the video).
Post # 5
I feel that some form of a rehearsal is kind of necessary, even if its the morning of. Sure, most of it is self explanatory but your Bridal Party should still know what their cues are how to line up. It will make your ceremony run much smoother.
Post # 6
It’s like walk down the aisle and stand on the side you are told so really I don’t think you need. I’ve been in several wedding that didn’t have one and never had any problems but if there is some sort of complicated process, maybe you should try to do it the morning of or right before the ceremony without you.
Post # 7
I said you need to, but I don’t know what your set-up is. If you have a bridal party, if there are music cues, if you have specific parts of the ceremony in mind – then yes, I think it would be better to have one. You could probably survive without one, but people get confused even when there is a rehearsal, much less without one. Morning of is fine, that’s when I’m doing mine.