'To have a rehearsal or not to have a rehearsal?' That is the question!

Thursday, 26 December 2013 00:00

It is part of my service to offer a rehearsal prior to your wedding. This usually takes place within a few weeks of the ceremony.

We can arrange to have a rehearsal at a mutually agreeable time and place, not necessarily at the chosen wedding venue.

This especially may be desirable if you wish to keep the day unique or if it would require travelling a long distance to the wedding venue.

The rehearsal takes approximately an hour. It is a time when the Declaration can be signed before the big day and the ceremony is briefly run through.

I encourage couples to keep personalised vows secret until the wedding ceremony.

The main objective of the rehearsal is to make the couple feel comfortable with the proceedings – to determine timing for music and speeches, to ensure the order of ceremony is seamless and to understand where everyone in the ceremony will be positioned.

However, if a rehearsal is deemed unnecessary, all this can be achieved through scripted choreography within the written ceremony and clarification throughout our meetings and ongoing correspondence.

It is not necessary to have the full wedding party in attendance at the rehearsal. This is often the case if the rehearsal is held within business hours or key members of the wedding party are unavailable.

The rehearsal is often made into an "event" of it's own – a time when all parties get to meet each other in an informal way before the big day.

A rehearsal may not be necessary for more informal or smaller weddings, and it is purely up to the couple to decide if they wish to hold one.

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Catherine Mueller

8 View Terrace
Sunbury VIC 3429
Phone: 03 9740 2964
Mobile: 0409 013 860

Testimonials

Bridget and Heath - April 2011

The relaxed nature of the ceremony was exactly what we were looking for. The time that went into designing the ceremony, so it was tailored to us, was appreciated. All...

Rob and Penny - November 2011

All our guests gave us very positive feedback. We liked that Cathy searched for so many good readings, right up until the end. Rob and Penny Seppelt Winery, Great Western – November...

Mark and Emily - November 2011

"In spite of our lack of romance and clear instructions, Cathy managed to present us and the ceremony exactly how we were envisioning. Well done! A number of guests and...

Lahiru and Melanie - March 2012

Cathy offered great advice and suggestions when we were planning our wedding. Our personal information was used appropriately within the ceremony and everything went to plan just the way we...

Belinda and Paul - March 2013

"Hi Catherine thank you so much for being part of our special day and standing steadfast through the rain! Everyone has said what a great ceremony it was, I think...

Andrew and Michelle - March 2013

"Thank you for the amazing ceremony you created for us – it seemed like only Andrew and I were there. It made the day so special. We loved adding our...

Joanne and Dominic - May 2013

"Thank you so much for giving us the most wonderful ceremony. You made our special day so relaxed and joyous, even our guests thought you were amazing. We would strongly recommend...

Frances and Rocky - July 2013

"We were married at Sherwood Receptions on the 21.07.13 by Catherine. It was an absolutely wonderful ceremony – just how we wanted it to flow. Love and peace was oozing...

Robbie and Tiffany - November 2013

"Catherine, Thanks so much for the beautiful job you did as celebrant at our wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony and you were really supportive in the lead up to...

Matty and Jesi - November 2011

Catherine married my husband and I in November 2011 in Moama. We were originally supposed to get married in Gisborne but when the kitchen of our venue burnt down we...

Peter and Beverly - March 2014

Thank you so much for a beautiful ceremony on Friday we couldn't have planned it better. Our whole family had an unforgettable time. We are very grateful for your contribution...

Mathew and Karen - September 2012

Cath gave us a wonderful celebration full of warmth and love. She made sure that it incorporated all elements that we wanted and the end result was a ceremony that...

Paul and Gemma - January 2014

Thankyou for being a part of our special day. You made our ceremony special to us and made the preparation for the day easier. Our wedding was all...

Peter and Teresa - October 2015

Peter and Teresa - Oct 2015 "Catherine performed our ceremony with great professionalism and friendliness and settled both our nerves with her pleasant voice and lovely smile....

Funeral of Robert Bragagnolo - November 2014

Thank you so very much Catherine for the beautiful memorial service you conducted today. Your empathy and compassion shone through to all family and friends as you steered us through...