The 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.