Your rehearsal, and all you need to know
First of all, I believe it’s vital that you have one. It helps you to know what you will be doing, and if I’m doing my job correctly, you won’t be doing much other than enjoying yourself. That’s because I do pretty much everything. I will be holding your printed vows, and I organise the rings. I also hold the microphone and I do all the moving about. You keep holding each other’s hands, look lovingly into each other’s eyes and enjoy the ceremony. The rehearsal helps you know where and what I do to make sure you don’t have to do very much at all.
Who should come?
So, who should absolutely come to your rehearsal? Well the both of you! Obvious I know, but I still think it is worth pointing out!
Who I consider worthwhile coming, if they are free; the bridal party who are walking down the aisle to music. The person or persons walking you down the aisle.
These people are not essential and don’t need to come but are very welcome
The bridal party that are not walking down the aisle, parents that aren’t walking anyone down the aisle. Witnesses if they aren’t in the bridal party. People in charge of your music using my PA for the ceremony.
What you need to bring
If I haven’t sighted all your legal documents such as your passport, I will need to see them.
For brides, I suggest the shoes you are wearing for your ceremony, same for your bridal party if they are wearing heels. It's a good idea to practice walking down the aisle in them.
If you do not have live music, then the device you are using at the ceremony to play your music. That device needs to have a screen for the person to see what music they need to play and the order. So no old iPods please. A screen to see the playlists is a must.
Pick a pen!
If you don't have a pen and want to use one of mine for signing your documents after your ceremony, please let me know.
If you have them, please ask me. Remember it’s your wedding day, and you need to know all the details, and there is no such thing as a silly question. I should know because I ask lots of questions, all the time.
The most important thing to remember is to have fun and enjoy the big day!