When it comes your wedding rehearsal, it is designed to help offer a preview of the big day, while giving the opportunity for those closest to you to reminisce and enjoy each other’s company. Unfortunately, the wedding rehearsal can have it its fair share of blunders, which often gives the happy couple pause that the wedding day can go terribly. With this in mind, we at A Limo World would like to share a common issues that often ruin the wedding rehearsal to help prevent it from being ruined, nor allowing it to potentially ruin your wedding day.
Tips to Avoid a Ruined Wedding Rehearsal
1) Exclusively Burdening the Groom’s Family with Finances. It is not only the groom’s side that has to bear all the burdens of a rehearsal dinner, according to the latest wedding trends back in 2017. It is in your better interest to talk it out with everyone who will pay for what weeks before the rehearsal dinner in order to avoid any financial fiasco and misunderstandings.
2) Speeches that are Uncomfortable / Awkward. The only person who thinks they have delivered a great speech is themselves in many instances. Everyone’s mood can surely be turned off from someone being offended on such an important night. Please tell everyone planning to throw a toast to keep it sophisticated, as the bride.
3) Allowing Contentious People to Sit Too Close. Seating matters when it comes to weddings. Same guideline applies to the rehearsal. Be sure to avoid placing any relative or friends that do not get along or have ill-feelings with each other to prevent the drama and make the rehearsal unpleasant.
4) Delaying Making Reservations for Your Rehearsal Dinner Venue. You need to make reservations right away if you are opting to have your rehearsal dinner at a bar or restaurant. To solidify a time and place well in advance, we recommend finalizing a rehearsal dinner venue at least four to six months prior.
5) Overshadowing the Wedding. Your rehearsal dinner should be kept light and casual. Where you likely spent a hefty penny on your lavish wedding, it is okay to keep the rehearsal simple, low-key, and more casual.
6) Neglecting the Actual Rehearsal. You definitely need to make sure your venue, officiant and anyone else who is a part of your wedding ceremony are available at that time in the event you are planning a run-through of your ceremony before the dinner. When your dinner starts with how long your rehearsal will last, keep in mind the time frame as well.
7) Not Arranging Guest Transportation. Consider that it is your duty to take into consideration the fact that the guests will need some means of commute to get to the venue, especially when the majority of your guest list for the rehearsal dinner involves guests who are visiting from out of town.