Are you contemplating of skipping the wedding rehearsal? Allow me to paint an illustration of events if you do…The ceremony is minutes away, but the flowers haven’t arrived and the cake is still MIA. As the clock ticks, the guests start to arrive, but the bride-to-be is still getting dressed and the bridal party has no idea where to line up or stand.
Those are just a few of what could happen on your wedding day if you skip the rehearsal. Our two experts will tell you what happens during a wedding rehearsal and how it prevents those mishaps from happening.
According to Shane Vincent, Owner of Shane Vincent Celebrant, it’s where your questions receive answers. It’s also the time you rehearse where to stand and when to hand over the rings, when and how to exchange the vows, the walk down the aisle, and the paperwork and readings.
Aside from those, Melbourne-based Wedding Celebrant Tracey O’Connor says it’s also the time when you decide where to put the flowers and how the ceremony will conclude. It’s the chance for you to have some fun, get to know who is getting involved, and finalize details and help couples like you to shake off those nerves before the wedding day.
No rule says that you should really have a wedding rehearsal, especially if the ceremony is going to be small, with only a few attendants, and no traditions, customs, or special readings. But, if it’s a formal and larger in scope, it is recommended to set around 30-45 minutes the day before the wedding day for a rehearsal.