(Closed) When should the rehearsal be?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
9808 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We are doing it the day before the wedding. I figure it will be fun to hang out and relax with our families/wedding party the night before. 

Post # 3
3225 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

marivettem:  I think it’s a bit much to ask people to start wedding events 3 days before. I’d definitely have chosen Friday, but I’m assuming people have already made plans with work etc. for Wednesday so I’d stick with that. 

Post # 4
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Our rehearsal is the day before but all of my wedding party is traveling in so any other day would add extra expense. However, if it were not for all the traveling I would be okay with a different day other than the day before.

Post # 5
1662 posts
Bumble bee

Usually rehearsals are done the night before as part of the wedding festivities and it gives everyone some time to hang out before the big day.

Honestly, if I had to work Thursday I wouldn’t drink on Wednesday night. Can’t you just rearrange whatever you are preparing for fridY to Wednesday so you can have rehearsal the evening before?

Post # 6
2540 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Even if Wednesday worked for me, I would still prefer the rehearsal to be on Friday. Besides, you are worried about people drinking and having to wake up early on Saturday, but I think it’s even worse to drink on Wednesday and have to go to work on Thursday. 

Post # 7
4053 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Our wedding is a Saturday and our rehearsal dinner is the Sunday before our wedding. A couple of reasons for this are just having to deal with all last minute wedding stuff, plus we leave for our honeymoon four hours after our wedding made us decide to do the rehearsal almost a week ahead of time. We asked our Bridal Party how they felt and everyone was actually happy about it, they also thought doing it on the day before is a bit too crazy and they liked the idea of a late afternoon rehearsal followed by a 6:00 two hour dinner. One of our GMs did this for his wedding (a week ahead of time) and we all really thought it was great.

Post # 8
1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front

My Future Mother-In-Law asked if we minded having ours Thur before our Sat wedding which starts at 330pm. I think it’s fine as anyone working that Thur will likely have also worked Fri and so I already made my final drop off/rehearsal appt at venue for 7pm and the reservation at restaurant will be for 730. It’s right across from our venue (ceremony and reception same place)  so we can just walk right over….I didn’t mind doing 2 days rather the day before honestly.  :+)

I’ll be taking that Friday off of work (maybe Thur too) and hoping to relax since there will be nothing left to DO but get MARRIED!! lol


Post # 10
8916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

marivettem:  You should have it the night before. It would not be considerate to your guests to have it on Wednesday.

Post # 12
1839 posts
Buzzing bee

I had mine on Thursday for a Saturday wedding. Nobody minded at all, and I wanted to leave Friday open to get a few last minute things done, but mainly to RELAX. Worked out great for us!

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