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8 Ways to Stay Organized at Your Wedding Rehearsal

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The wedding rehearsal can sometimes be more stressful than the actual wedding  day itself – but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some easy ways to stay organized at your wedding rehearsal ( number 9 is my favorite 😉!)

8 Ways to Stay Organized at Your Wedding Rehearsal

  1. Make a Checklist of People – include everyone you want at the wedding rehearsal, from parents and attendants, to flower girls and ring bearers. Don’t forget to include yourselves and the officiant!
  2. Name Tags – if you have a large wedding party and/or lots of family members in attendance, name tags make it easier for everyone to get to know one another.
  3. Processional Order – type (and print out) a processional order. Include all wedding party members and honored family members. Don’t forget to include yourself  and the officiant in the order!
  4. Music – pre-select all your processional, ceremony and recessional music.
  5. Ipod & Speakers – if your DJ or musicians won’t be present for the wedding rehearsal, and you want to practice walking down the aisle to music, make sure you have a way to play your processional songs and amplify them.
  6. Stopwatch – if you want your attendants and family’s entrances to timeout perfectly with your music then you’ll need to clock it. A stopwatch makes it so much easier!
  7. Recessional Order – just like the processional order, type and print out your recessional order. Hint: the recessional order is usually the reverse of the processional, except you walk up the aisle with your new spouse!
  8. Hire a Day of Coordinator – of course the easiest way to stay organized is by hiring a Day of Coordinator! They will make sure all of the above ideas are implemented, all you’ll have to do on your rehearsal day is show up!

Did you find this helpful? Want more help planning your wedding? Then schedule a time to chat with me!

Elizabeth’s Note: This article was originally published December 2016 but I’ve learned a few things since then. So, I figured why not update these helpful tips?

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