Planning + Advice, 09 September 2019

How To Plan A Wedding Rehearsal

how to plan a wedding rehearsal

A wedding rehearsal is basically where you practice walking in and out of the ceremony. Sounds simple right? It’s actually not. There’s a lot you need to know for everything to run smoothly. There’s an order you need to be in, there’s a way you have to stand, everyone needs to look uniform and for this to go without a hitch, you need to get your practice in. Here we show you how to plan a wedding rehearsal but for more information on this, you can click here. 

#1 Create Your Guest List

Typically you should just invite close friends and family and your wedding party.

#2 Decide Who Is Hosting

Every good wedding rehearsal needs a co-ordinator. Someone to give the wedding party cues on where they need to be. Someone with authority and who can gather a crowd and get them to where they need to be. This is usually a friend or close family member like a parent. You want the same person who co-ordinates your rehearsal to co-ordinate your wedding.

#3 Keep It Light

Skim over the order of service so that everyone knows what is expected but don’t go into all the finer details. Save that for your wedding day.

#4 Keep It Short and Sweet

Your wedding rehearsal should be no longer than 30 minutes. You should aim to practice walking in and out twice and making sure everyone knows where to stand and how the service is going to go. It really is that simple.

#5 Pick The Perfect Location

Location is everything. Choose wisely so that your guests have a good time.

#6 Time It Right

The wedding rehearsal is usually hosted the night before the wedding but personally I think that’s a day where you should be relaxing so a couple of days before is fine.

#7 Exchange Gifts

The rehearsal dinner is the perfect opportunity to give gifts to your wedding party and thank them for playing such an important part in your wedding day.

#8 Choose Good Food

Your friends love you and want to support you but ultimately they’re their for the food so make sure it’s on point.

#9 Mention Any Last Minute Reminders

Make sure you use the opportunity to remind people where they need to be at what time to ensure everyone knows what is expected of them.

#10 Have Fun!

Probably the most important thing is to have a bit of fun with your nearest day and look forward to marrying your best friend.

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