I am getting married next May and just spoke to our venue who let me know that since they are so busy with events they typicaly do not do rehersals. Our wedding is on a Saturday and if we insisted on doing a quick rehersal it would have to be held the Wednesday before the wedding (half our bridal party is from out of town so that won't work) I am coming to terms with that fact that the rehersal at the venue is probably not necessary (I will be going over the ceremony with our officiant at another location just to make sure things run smoothly)
Since we won't have an official rehersal Friday evening we are now discussing not having a rehersal dinner. I hate the idea of not having one because of tradition however my finace insists we should just let it go and not have one. I was personally looking forward to spending extra time with the bridal party since most of them are from out of town and our time together is very limited.
Whats your take? Should there be something before the wedding or does it matter? Are there alternatives?