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#1 katels


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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:20 PM

Are any of you planning, or did you have a wedding rehearsal?

Both of our parents and a few in the bridal party are quite keen to have a rehearsal of the ceremony the day before the wedding. FH is very against it, and doesn't think we need one. I doubt our celebrant will be there, as I don't think he will be travelling down until the day of the wedding. I think it would be useful, but not completely neccessary.

What do you think?
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:40 PM

For us it was very necessary. We had it the week before, at the same time as our ceremony.
We finalised where exactly in the grounds we were going to have the ceremony (given prevailing wind and sun), practiced timing for walking down the aisle (I am sooo glad of this, as everyone wanted to run!) and everyone knew where they had to stand. Our celebrant was happy to travel down as well, and came up with a myriad of useful suggestions. We finished off the day by having a big bridal party BBQ.

I was MOH for my best friend, and she didn't have a rehearsal, the first I saw of the venue was as I was walking down the aisle! It was very nerve wracking, and I am sure I looked completely clueless, as I didn't really know where I was supposed to be going.

Personally, I would highly recommend having one.
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:46 PM

We had a rehersal the afternoon before. We had musicians (organ, oboe and soprano) performing during the register signing so they needed a run through. Other than that we (bridal party) just did a quick walk-through. They're not 100% necassary but helped us all feel confident with what we needed to do on the day.
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:28 PM

We had a rehersal a couple of days before the actual ceremony, and it made us both feel more comfortable with the process, from walking down the isle, what to say and when, how long certain things take. It also allowed us to feel more relaxed (I was quite tense in the days up to the wedding!). I was glad we did it.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 07:49 AM

We had a rehearsal the wednesday night before the wedding. Just a quick run through of where everyone should stand and walk etc. I think it was good to have it, so that everyone had some idea of what they were doing. After that we all went to local Chinese for dinner. Was good chance for parents to get to know each other a bit better etc.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:43 AM

We will be having a rehearsal probably the day before, So everyone knows where to stand, and Bretts cousin (who is performing the ceremony, which we are writing most of) knows what he needs to say!

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 08:52 PM


Does a rehearsal also require some invitations or wedding cards to be sent for the guests? Thank you so much...

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:13 PM

Have a rehearsal with just the bridal party. Do it a few days before the wedding. I personally found that I was running around like a chook with it's head cut off the day before the wedding and wouldn't have had the time to do that as well.

Definitely do it though. You don't want people looking lost on the day

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 03:06 PM

We had a rehearsal a few days before so we could time the music for the girls and I to walk down to my gorgeous DH.

It was lots of fun, took us a few goes. We also met with the celebrant there and whilst we didn't say anything, she ran us through what would happen and who would stand where so everyone could see them etc.

We had a sand ceremony - so we sorted out where the table would be, where the PA would be etc (ours was outdoors, on the foreshore)

I would definitely recommend a rehearsal! PLUS it makes it so 'real' and the excitement builds and builds! biggrin.gif
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Posted 15 May 2010 - 07:48 AM

my wedding ceremony venue actually requests a rehearsal the thursday before the big day. I haven't done any invitations, just mentioned it to the bridal party that it will be a couple of days before the wedding and we will all be going out for dinner after it !!!!
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