Well yes and no ....
Do you need a rehearsal where everyone is lined up and measured to within a centimetre of where they are going to stand come the wedding day? No.
Is it a good idea to catch up with some of the key players on the day and have a run through about what’s going to happen? Yes, be logistically we do need to cover off;
- Roughly where people are going to stand
- Who is going to have the rings
- If anyone is going to do a reading
- Any last details that need to be confirmed
- Anything else to make sure you feel comfortable with what is going to happen and when
The bridal party might also like to have a walk through to make sure they will know where to go and if the music is long enough. However one of the things I see people panic about the most is about how they walk. Yes, they need to know where they are headed but how they walk doesn’t matter. Generally they just need to walk normally and enjoy the moment.
Rehearsals can start to go a bit funny when the couple get stressed about everything needing to go totally to plan. The best kind of ceremonies is when they are real, emotional and funny. Your guests aren’t there for some kind of over the top production. They are there to celebrate the awesomeness that is two best friends becoming husband and wife, husband and husband, or wife and wife, after all that’s what a wedding is.