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Wedding Rehearsal - Practice Makes Perfect

Wedding Rehearsal - Practice Makes Perfect
April 9, 2016

Your Wedding Rehearsal is the Key to having a Successful Wedding Ceremony.

It might sound like a formality before the rehearsal dinner and welcome party get started, but a wedding ceremony rehearsal is actually pretty important. After all, practice makes perfect! A run-through with your wedding party and officiant will ensure everyone knows when to walk, where to stand, and what to say throughout your ceremony. 

The most important people to have at your ceremony rehearsal are anyone who has a role in some way, whether it's walking down the aisle or doing a reading. Of course the bride, groom, parents, and officiant need to be present (since you've all got starring roles!). You don't necessarily need to go through your vows line-by-line, but reviewing the general order of things will help ensure that everyone knows when their part is coming up.

 You also want as many of your wedding party there as possible. If one or two members are on later flights or don't get in until the morning of your wedding, that's fine, but you want the majority of your bridesmaids and groomsmen there to practice the processional and recessional so they can fill in anyone else. Do you have little ones participating as well? The rehearsal is the perfect time to familiarize them with what they'll be doing, as well as to help them get more comfortable in a new space. For many small children, this can be a scary time and showing them exactly where Mom and Dad will be sitting and where they should go when they are done walking down the aisle will greatly alleviate the uncertainty for them.

If you are having readers or soloists, make sure that all are present, too. Again, they don't need to read every line of what they'll be sharing on your wedding day, but knowing what happens before they're supposed to speak will give them a good cue to look for once the real deal is underway.

Also, try not to have too many extra people around so that the rehearsal can run smoothly and quickly, without distractions. 

Finally and most importantly, have fun at your Rehearsal! This is the last day before your big day and should be a happy and celebratory time as well.  So, Have Fun, Party and Celebrate . . . You're Getting Married Tomorrow! 

Christina Mathews - 336-705-3239

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