(Closed) Wedding rehearsal at different location than where the ceremony will take place?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Could you get the venue a different night?  Our ceremony venue books the rehearsals for the week before (there’s 3 weddings on each sat.) and our slot is Tuesday night.

I don’t think it’s weird to rehearse somewhere else.  It’s all about timing people to the music and whatnot.  Maybe draw a floorplan of how the ceremony is going to be set up to explain where people will be?

Post # 4
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We have the same issue. But, you know what? No one needs to practice in the exact location. Just practice elsewhere. We’re doing it. How different can it be?

Post # 5
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

IDK – I don’t feel like this would work out so well.  The biggest benefit of the rehearsal for me was to figure out exactly where everyone will stand, where they will line up, when and where people will move to, when you will go when you exit, etc.  You can’t really do any of this unless you are at the actual location.

Post # 6
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think you should be able to practice anywhere as long as you make a “mock up” of your venue….

Are there doors that will be opened to let you in?

are they heavy.. will they take a couple beats to open?

when in the song will they be opened?

how many are walking down the aisle and to what 2 songs or 1 for all?

How many beats behind each other will mothers/BM/ring bearer/flower girl be?

How long is the aisle?

Where do you want your musicians set up in correlation to the aisle and your party?

Just a few things I could think of…. As long as you can get that timing taken care of then it should be fine =)

Post # 8
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We have the same situation. Half of my wedding party is driving 3 hours upstate to our wedding. The venue will most likely have a wedding Friday night so we won’t be able to rehearse there. I’m not worried about it. As long as everyone knows what order to stand/where to go, I’m sure it will be fine. It’s a 20 minute wedding ceremony, not rocket science! 😛

Post # 10
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m glad I found this posting, I just found out that I am in the same situation.  At first I thought it might be strange to have the rehearsal at another location but reading this makes me feel better about finding a separate location. 

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