Ok, so I found an officiant, whom I met with and really liked. I got all the paperwork together, and emailed him to tell him that I was sending it out and to give him the time of the rehearsal the day before the wedding.
His repsonse was that he doesn't go to the rehearsals, that he has been doing this for over 20 years this way, and that all of his event come out wonderfully. But that if it was I was not comfortable, that I could hire him for that day at the same price that we are paying for the wedding, or if we didnt want to do that we could look for another officiant, if we were not comfortable with him not being there.
My question is, does the officiant have to be there? Is anyone not having their officiant at the rehearsal?