The rehearsal

The rehearsalThe wedding rehearsal provides unpressured time to go through the service, which helps everyone know what to expect, where to stand and what to do and say in all the right places.

A rehearsal is usually organised by the vicar a day or two before the wedding day. Most couples appreciate and enjoy the opportunity to rehearse their wedding service along with family and friends who will be involved.

Along with the bride and groom, it will be really useful for the best man, bridesmaids, ushers, the witnesses and the person who will walk down the aisle with the bride to be at the rehearsal.

It can also be helpful to invite the wedding photographer and videographer if there is one, so that they can get a feel for the church and run through their plans with the vicar.

Also in this section

We had our reception in church too
Our wedding was a gift from our guests
Being an usher
Professional photography at a church wedding
Renewing your vows
Your children are welcome
Being a witness
Praying for the happy couple
Reading of banns
Additional readings
Other music for your wedding
Wedding ceremony words
Wedding blessings
Preparing for marriage
Wedding vows
Filming a wedding
Can Catholics marry in the Church of England?
My partner believes in God but I’m not sure – can I have a church wedding?
I’m not christened – can I have a church wedding?
Information for foreign nationals
How do I find my parish church for reading banns?
Can a vicar from a different church take our wedding?
Special Licences
Common licences
Do we need a marriage licence?
Superintendent Registrar Certificates
Options for ‘giving the bride away’
Welcoming children
Doing a reading
Being a bridesmaid
What to expect as a guest
Being a ‘best man’
Bible readings for your wedding
Choices for your wedding ceremony
Hymns for your wedding
Countdown to your church wedding
I don’t go to church – can I have a church wedding?
The cost of church weddings
Legal requirements