Can we let you in on a little secret?
Having your Wedding Rehearsal the morning of your wedding can be one of the most stress-relieving things you do — really!
Well, to put it simply — it can be an unnecessary stressor to gather all of your favorite people two days in a row. We’ve hosted weddings for years and run our rehearsals during wedding day morning. It has never once been an issue and our couples chimed in on our Facebook post to express how it all works (more on that below).
To help eliminate any unneeded stress, today we’ll be sharing our top 5 benefits of having your wedding rehearsal the morning of your wedding — we know it’s untraditional, but truly, it works!
1. HOSTING A ‘DAY-OF WEDDING REHEARSAL’ PREVENTS EVERYONE FROM HAVING TO DRIVE OUT TO THE VENUE TWICE
Your time is valuable — especially during the week / weekend of your wedding.
We want you to be able to enjoy this time with your favorite people without having to travel out to the venue twice within the span of two days.
You’ll be making memories you will cherish for the rest of your life — relax + enjoy the night before you become a married woman or man by celebrating with family + friends over dinner!
At THE SPRINGS, you have full use of your venue all day long (9 am to midnight), meaning your wedding rehearsal can easily take place the morning of your wedding — promise. 🙂
2. IT GIVES YOUR OUT-OF-TOWN TRAVELERS SOME EXTRA TIME TO GET INTO TOWN + GET SETTLED IN
You may have family + friends coming in from all over the state // country // world to help celebrate your Best Day Ever!
By hosting your Wedding Rehearsal the day of your wedding, your traveling guests receive an extra day to get into town + get settled before the festivities begin.
As we all know, Texas + Oklahoma weather can be unpredictable — a day-of Wedding Rehearsal gives your out-of-towners some buffer time, in case of flight delays, traffic, etc.
3. YOU CAN PERSONALIZE YOUR REHEARSAL DINNER LOCATION + MAKE IT YOUR OWN
Here at THE SPRINGS, we like to say “there is no wrong way to wedding!” It is such a joy to watch our Brides + Grooms plan a day unique and special to them — so why stop there??
As you will not need to drive out to the venue the night before your wedding, you can plan your Rehearsal Dinner at any location you’d like!
We love seeing our SPRINGS Couples use this opportunity to share their favorite pizza joint, taco stand, BBQ restaurant, etc. with their closest family + friends.
With all the hard work you’ve put into your wedding planning, we encourage you to take the night before off and go to your favorite hangout spot with all your favorite people! Tomorrow is going to fly by—take advantage of the night before and just relax. 🙂
4. YOU CAN ALSO OPT TO SAVE A LITTLE MONEY + HOST A WEDDING DAY BRUNCH INSTEAD OF DINNER THE NIGHT BEFORE
At THE SPRINGS, our Dress Rehearsals take place on the day of your wedding (you pick the time!)
This being said, some of our Brides + Grooms opt out of a “traditional” rehearsal dinner the night before and instead, host a celebratory, wedding day brunch at the venue following a quick “run through” of the ceremony.
A catered-in brunch tends to be less expensive than reserving a private room and hosting 20+ of your favorite people at a restaurant the night before.
Also, who doesn’t like brunch? Y U M. 🙂
5. WHEN YOU HOST YOUR WEDDING REHEARSAL THE MORNING OF YOUR WEDDING, EVERYONE IS IN “WEDDING MODE”
And having everyone in “wedding mode” is a GOOD. THING.
Remember — At THE SPRINGS, you have the venue for a full 15 hours on your Best Day Ever. This provides ample time for a quick “run through” or two.
As the Wedding Venue Experts, we have hosted thousands upon thousands of weddings + have learned that dress rehearsals often go much smoother when they take place the day-of.
Well… without fail, when you have your Dress Rehearsal the night before, someone is going to be late, putting you behind schedule for getting to your Rehearsal Dinner location. People also tend to be chatty & mostly interested in catching up the night before. Remember, it may be the first time they are seeing each other in quite a while — distracted wedding party members make for a difficult rehearsal!
When you plan on hosting your Wedding Rehearsal the day of the wedding, you are still able to celebrate the night before over dinner, allowing everything everyone to be catch up + chat + bond together. Let them enjoy themselves and leave the wedding rehearsal to the morning, when everyone is in full wedding mode.
Before they head back to their hotels after dinner, remind them what time they need to arrive at the venue the next morning — you can even encourage their timeliness by promising coffee + donuts upon their arrival!
Fast forward to the morning of your wedding.
As soon as everyone arrives at the venue, you are ready to go — you can jump straight into your Wedding Rehearsal if you’d like! (Some couples wait until a little later in the day / early afternoon)
As all SPRINGS venues have built-in sound systems (inside + out), you can get your wedding day playlist going, practice with music, and get your rehearsal done + out of the way!
Now, all that’s left to do is enjoy + get married!
Helpful hint — As you begin to prep for your Wedding Rehearsal, be sure to check out our Processional Order Guide — your complete guide to who walks when!
STILL FEELING A LITTLE UNSURE ABOUT A DAY-OF WEDDING REHEARSAL?
No worries — our goal here is to help put your heart at ease. 🙂
Read through some comments below from previous SPRINGS Brides, as well seasoned wedding professionals, as to why they LOVE day-of wedding rehearsals!
(Comments taken from our Facebook group — which you can join HERE!)
AND THAT’S ABOUT ALL!
Happy Wedding, Brides + Grooms!
xoxo — THE SPRINGS
If you would like more information on how to reserve your event at THE SPRINGS, send us an email or text / call us!