(Closed) Wedding Rehearsal

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Both of our readers weren’t at the rehearsal, since they were both coming from out of town.  We had no problems – we just made sure that they both had their readings ahead of time, and our priest announced their names before it was their turn to read during the actual ceremony.  Actually, the readings were my favourite part of the ceremony, because both were so well read – DH’s cousin, who did our second reading, even made me tear up. 

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This isn’t a big-budget Broadway production— it will be fine if one (or even several) of the participants don’t make the rehearsal. You’ve set it at what you admit may be an inconvenient time for some— not everyone can get out of work early easily– so you have to be flexible in allowing some folks to miss if they really can’t make it.  I would let her know that you hope she’s able to make it, and offer to spend some time with her later in the evening if she’s not. Really as long as the majority of the group has walked through it once, it’s easy to fill everyone else in, and this is totally not worth putting your foot down over, especially if she may already have some bruised feelings.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

She may have set “tenative” because she genuinely does not know if she can be there. Don’t over-analyze things. And don’t believe everything you read. Lots and lots of people have missed the rehearsal and the weddings turned out just fine. In fact, I missed my brother’s wedding rehearsal and I was a bridesmaid AND doing a reading— there was a wreck on the only bridge going to the beach town where he got married and I was stuck behind it for like 4 hours… not fun at all… but we survived.  

Try to keep the right perspective. This isn’t a super-precise thing like synchronized swimming, and people aren’t so confused at how it works that they can’t be trusted to listen till their name is said, then walk up front and read what’s on their paper.  Relax and don’t turn this into stress.

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