Post # 1
The only time our venue would allow a rehersal is at noon two days before the wedding, since it is booked every hour otherwise. Naturally, some of the wedding party can’t get off for it. Should I drop them? Would you?
Post # 2
No. Unless they are incapable of walking a straight line down an aisle and finding a mark. Your party should be of people who support you. This is a stupid reason to brush someone off and hurt the friendship.
Post # 3
Oh,come on. There’s really nothing to rehearse. I’m sure they can walk a straight line down the aisle or enter down the sides. It isn’t that complicated.
Post # 4
I personally wouldn’t. I couldn’t see myself holding something like that against them. Keeping their jobs is more important than attending a rehearsal dinner in my opinion.
Post # 5
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Post # 6
omg no! how hard is it to walk down the aisle, stand for 20 minutes, walk back!?
Post # 7
Nope. As long as someone in the wedding party knows what’s going on, it’s not that hard to figure out.
Post # 8
Wtf?! I can’t believe you even have to ask this. It’s not like you will be graded on your wedding and not allowed to be married if the groomsman stands in the wrong place. Sheesh. If it’s that important to you, go practice in a parking lot or somewhere at a time that everyone is available. It’s beyond obnoxious to expect people to take off work in the middle of the day to practice walking up an aisle.
Post # 9
Never. Our rehearsal is at 6pm on a Friday and people still have to work, and you know what? It doesn’t matter.
They don’t have to drop everything in their lives for our wedding.
Post # 10
Yes. Dump every single one of them that doesn’t show up in the middle of a work week day. How dare they not be able to accommodate this narrow time frame!
I’m sure it’s better to annihilate every relationship you have than have a processional that isn’t perfect. Smh
Post # 11
Have someone take a cell phone vid of your rehearsal so they can see exactly where they need to walk/what to do.
Post # 12
One of our groomsmen’s wife was in a Friday wedding the day before ours several states away. He missed the rehearsal and somehow managed to walk himself in a straight line just fine.
OP, breathe. Your attendants are (hopefully) not incompetent.
Post # 13
No. Just no.
The ONLY reason I even had a rehearsal was because the ceremony was taking place on a stage and I had the groomsmen walk in in reverse order to line up at the foot of the stage so that they would pair up with the right Bridesmaid or Best Man and escort her up the stairs onto the stage before taking their places. It was just easier to show them vs try to explain it.
Post # 14
we didn’t even have a rehearsal. Everyone walked just fine 🙂
Post # 15
Three of my sister’s BMs were in a car that broke down and they missed the rehearsal. Everything turned out fine, it really isn’t that hard.