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Did you have a rehearsal before your wedding?? My wedding coordinator at Caesar's is suggesting that we have one because we each have four attendants & it will be more organized the day of the wedding. It costs extra of course, so I'm not sure if it's necessary or they are just  trying to make more money! Thoughts?
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    edited December 2011
    Yea Mandalay Bay offered us a rehearsal as well. Our ceremony is only going to be fifteen minutes. We didn't think a rehearsal was neccessary for such a short ceremony.
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    edited December 2011

    We actually are doing a rehersal. We were not originally, seemed kinda silly for a 15 minute ceramony, but I changed my mind. Im a little OCD..super orgazined/planning type (my MOH calles me Monica from friends) and I knoowww Im going to be a mess the day of the wedding...so I feel better doing a rehersal...make sure everything goes okay...everything looks good and like that. Ive watched some Caesars Palace Venus Garden (where we are getting married) on YouTube...and I like the officiant, but it drives me crazy the way he tells them to "scoot over here..no..now scoot a little bit more over here...no now scoot a little more forward" during the ceramony. I dont want to be doing all the "scooting" during the ceramony with all our guests watching. My dad who is paying for the ceramony package...is also paying the $300 for the rehersal, so that makes it a little better too. 

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    aegrishaegrish member
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    edited December 2011

    We are not doing a rehersal either.  Watch a youtube video of a ceremony, it shouldn't matter how many attendants you have they are all the same.  For such a short /simple ceremony I think it's unecessary and they are trying to make more money.  Plus we don't want to interrupt people's day or vacatation with a pointless 10 minute rehersal.

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    bcschumanbcschuman member
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    edited December 2011

    We opted out of the rehearsal too.  Just feel that it is not in our budget for something that is probably unnecessary.  I am trusting my wedding party to show up sober and coherent... hopefully if they do that, there should not be any major issues! :)

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    aegrishaegrish member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_wedding-rehearsal?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:a3d07f50-70e9-4c66-887e-eb5ee1dee606Post:513730f2-37ac-40c7-b5b1-3a04e878a102">Re: Wedding Rehearsal</a>:
    [QUOTE]We opted out of the rehearsal too.  Just feel that it is not in our budget for something that is probably unnecessary.  I <strong>am trusting my wedding party to show up sober and coherent</strong>... hopefully if they do that, there should not be any major issues! :)
    Posted by bcschuman[/QUOTE]

    LOL love that. Yes I have strict rules about our wedding party drinking pre-wedding and I will be with them for a most of the afternoon so I'm not to worried.
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    edited December 2011
    I don't think it's necessary. It's a "suggested" add-on.  I believe at Caesars it's $300 for 15 or 30 minutes of rehearsal. That's extravagant IMO.  If it were $10, eh it wouldn't be so bad.
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    kara811kara811 member
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    edited December 2011
    We're doing a rehearsal for our wedding, our venue always give rehearsal time, and my WP need to rehearse since we'll be doing some traditions during the ceremony that they are not used to.

    How long is your ceremony and what type of ceremony is it? I think it really depends on how complicated a ceremony is that determines if you really need a rehearsal. If it's only a 15 minute traditional civil ceremony, then I wouldn't spend that much money for a 30 minute rehearsal. You can just do it on your own, instead of spending that much money!
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    edited December 2011
    Honestly, pretty much my biggest regret is not having a rehearsal, but that was probably because we didn't have a coordinator and our officiant was ordained just for the wedding so he was inexperienced.  If you have someone to tell your attendants when to walk down the aisle or what music cue to listen for, and if your officiant will read what's in front of him instead of adlibbing, you'll probably be fine.
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    direy25direy25 member
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    edited December 2011
    We're having one, but it's not an extra charge.  If we had to pay $300 for it, we wouldn't be doing it.
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    edited December 2011

    We are not going to do pay an extra $300 for a rehearsal. The gardens are always open so we plan on getting everyone together Friday night and do a walk through. Also we are going to try and organize everyone at our rehearsal dinner during the week. I have 4 attendants and he has 5, plus our 3 kids.. We have alot of people  

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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    No rehearsal but we will go through the ceremony in advance with the officiant.
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    guamibearguamibear member
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    edited December 2011
    Not doing a rehearsal at the chapel. going to have the wedding party come to our room before our rehearsal lunch to go over the details, such as who is walking with who and what to expect for the next day as far as times and logistics. I figure it will be the only time we get a chance to have everyone in one spot before the big day. 
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    edited December 2011
    We did a rehearsal and it was sooooo worth it!  Our ceremony went so smooth.  If we hadn't I think things would have been a bit disorganized.  Have you ever watched the webcast and seen all those little akward moments?  Those can be easily avoided by having a rehearsal.  Its a choice, it costs money, but I would do it again for sure. 
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