We all know how it gets when planning a wedding ceremony, especially if we wish to have a big one. A wedding rehearsal is usually carried out to ensure that everything has been well put together for the big day.
People have their wedding rehearsals just as they seem fit, for most people the rehearsal is conducted a day before the wedding, while others can take a week just to be sure nothing takes them off guard in preparation for the big day.
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What is a Wedding Rehearsal?
A wedding rehearsal is a run-through of the wedding ceremony, usually conducted the day before. The wedding officiant, venue manager, or wedding planner will go over each aspect of the ceremony, from the processional to the recessional to ensure that everything is put together and ready.
Wedding Rehearsal Do’s and Don’t
1. Be prepared
Always try to be prepared, see the wedding rehearsal as your real wedding if you must just to make sure you give it all your best. If you are having someone plan the entire event, then make sure they are up to date, fill them on every little detail necessary.
2. The bride and groom should Arrive 30 minutes early at the venue
Dear bride and groom, it is relevant for you to arrive at least 30 minutes before the wedding rehearsal begins. This gives you the chance to chat with your coordinator before other individuals involved arrived.
3. Have someone in charge
Having someone in charge helps you better because if there is no one in charge, things could get a little chaotic and stress is the last thing you want before your wedding day.
4. Create an imaginary aisle
This will go a long way for the bride and groom to practice their walk and, and also for the person processing the ceremony. It gives an idea of how you should go about your big day.
5. Use wedding props
Wedding props like a fake bouquet will be of great help for the bride and bridesmaids to imagine what things will be like on the wedding day.
1. Overthink it
You are not the first person to go through with a wedding rehearsal that didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to. Don’t overthink it, just do the best you can although you’ll probably have to deal with a little bit of drama every now & then.
2. Panic if someone can’t make it
Your parents, groomsmen, bridesmaids might not be able to attend due to delays at work or any personal matter. Let this not be a reason for you to panic, rather go on with your plans and carry on.
3. Practice the ceremony word for word
It is not compulsory to practice the ceremony word for word, you should be able to leave out some events that will come on as a surprise on the wedding day.
4. Force kids to cooperate
Don’t force kids to act, you want kids at your wedding you should be ready for anything and know anything can happen. Just in case the child starts crying and running off trying to make the child calm down rather than get upset and yell.
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