Who attends the Wedding Rehearsal? Wedding Tip Thursday!
Who should come to the rehearsal? This question seems to get overlooked and then suddenly, it’s time for the rehearsal and many of the key participants aren’t there! So, let’s clear this up. In short, anyone having anything to do with the ceremony should be at the rehearsal. This includes:
- The musicians playing the ceremony music (If at all possible…if not, playing the music from you phone or even from a CD player would be a nice touch so participants can hear the music which will act as cues for them.)
- The sound technician (To practice with microphones and make certain you have all the sound equipment you need.)
- Anyone escorting someone down the aisle during the processional
- Anyone being escorted down the aisle (grandparents, etc.) during the processional
- The parents/step-parents of the Bride and Groom (assuming they will be part of the processional and/or ceremony itself)
- All bridesmaids, groomsmen, junior attendants, flower girl and ring bearer (Anyone who will walk down the aisle during the processional)
- Anyone doing a reading during the ceremony
- Anyone singing/playing an instrumental solo during the ceremony
- The pastor/preacher/officiant
- The wedding planner
- And of course…the Bride and Groom!
Make sure all of the participants are aware of the time and location of the rehearsal at least a month in advance so they can plan accordingly. Everything will run so much more smoothly on the day of the wedding if everyone has had a chance to practice. After all, practice makes perfect!