(Closed) Should I have a ceremony rehersal? Please help!

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just do one the morning of.

We had 140 guests and 9 total in bridal party and it was fine doing it the morning of.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If it will give you piece of mind, then it’s totally and completely worth it.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@LittleBruin:

How many for the tea ceremony? With a 1030am start time that sounds like a really tight time frame?

My tea ceremony took about an hour but I have a HUGE family.

Why does the rehearsal have to be in the morning? Can you do it Friday evening when everyone gets out of work?

Have you asked everyone yet what their thoughts are? I would assume people in your immediate family and wedding party if any are already taking the Friday before off?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would schedule one.  We are having a small wedding (only 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man and 2 GM), friend is officiating, and I wrote our ceremony. There is no way that I wouldn’t be freaking if I don’t have a rehearsal.  I want to make sure that my Groom knows what comes when (since he is kind of the just tell me when to show up kind of Fiance during all the planning), the officiant understands my vision (even though I send him ceremony revisions constantly I want to make sure he is expressing the feeling I meant to have expressed when I wrote the words), that my Maid/Matron of Honor knows when I need her to help me out (exchange my bouquet with her for the vows, fix my dress, etc), and that our little bridal party members are comfy with the space and their walk down the aisle.

I would go for it, it will calm your nerves, and I don’t think anyone will mind taking the time to attend.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m having 50ppl and only Maid/Matron of Honor and I are walking.  Reviewed the ceremony w/ my minister and made sure it was nice and simple since I become quite forgetful when I get nervous.

My Maid/Matron of Honor was small as well and the minister told us 20min before we walked how it was going to go, and it was done.   I’m sure you will be fine.

Good Luck!!!!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

For piece of mind for all the wedding party, I would definitly have a rehersal. I would not be that concerned if the photographer has to figure the lighting etc. the day of….he is a professional..he does this all the time. Good luck to you.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Photog wants to take some test shots so he will come to our rehersal. So our rehersal will need to be held in the morning…probably on a weekday…

Sounds as though you have worked it out to suit your photographers convenience. i am a wedding photographer and have been to rehearsals before, and its usually 2-3 days before the wedding,  but in the evening.

i like to visit a place around the same time as the wedding will take place to get an idea of lighting etc…….but i do that in my own time.

the photgorapher works around YOU,  not the other way around. 

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@anne B: Just agreeing with your comments, and I totally missed that piece in the first reading of this post. 

 

 

@LittleBruin: The Photographer should be able to come to the venue the day of, early, to make sure lighting, positioning, etc are right.  My photog is going to visit our venue (the outside of it) a week or so before during the same time of day we will be shooting outside just to get a feel for good spots, etc….then he will just arrive early the day of to scope out the interior.  Are you having a friend do the photographer, or someone that hasn’t done as many weddings?  Just thinking that may be why they are requesting this…to make sure they get it right for you.  But either way, maybe ask the photog if they can be more flexible and then you won’t have to stress about your bridal party taking time off on that Friday and you can do the traditional evening before rehearsal with the photog there during that time.

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