Sunday, August 23, 2009

wedding rehearsals

image from Lisa Vorce at Oh, How charming!

To some people, wedding rehearsals are a mystery. It's usually the first time people have walked down an aisle and trust me, after attending my fair share of rehearsals, nerves often take over and some seem to forget how to walk!

After reading a recent conversation on twitter by TweetMyWedding, I put together a quick post about what usually happens during a wedding rehearsal.

Depending on your ceremony, some Officiants are laid back and some have a system. Rehearsals are generally their show. This is always true in a religious ceremony. We, as Wedding Coordinators, are there to ensure timing, to gather everybody and to get them all down the aisle.
Five easy points to a smooth wedding rehearsal:
  1. Introduction
  2. Line up, gather and position everybody that is walking down the aisle (includes parents, wedding party, flower girls, ring / coin bearers, sponsors, secondary sponsors, etc.)
  3. Procession and position
  4. Ceremony order including readings, songs, signing, pronouncement
  5. Recess

Ta da!

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