Linked with Love: The Triple Rehearsal

We scheduled our wedding events quite traditionally—Saturday afternoon wedding with a Friday rehearsal/ rehearsal dinner. The rehearsal was set for 4:00 PM with our welcome BBQ starting at 6:00 PM.

And I’m glad that I planned for lots of extra time. Several people involved in the rehearsal ran late. After waiting a bit we decided to go ahead anyway. So when Best Man N & Bridesmaid E showed up, we rehearsed again. And when our youngest participants made it (due to a time mix-up), we rehearsed a third time. No chance of forgetting the important parts now!

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Pastor W explaining what to do

We rehearsed in our exact ceremony spot, though it would be hard to tell. Nothing more than some lawn, leaves, and nice afternoon sunlight. The chairs and other decorations for our ceremony went up the morning of the wedding.

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Guys all in a row

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Our cute flower girl and ring bearer

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Walking the walk

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Mr. B is quite a bit taller than me.

And as the rehearsal itself took much longer than anticipated, we segued right into the pre-dinner socializing in the Great Room at the Lodge. It was great to see everybody getting to know each other—including my bridesmaids, as they didn’t have a chance to meet beforehand with everybody living so far apart.

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My dad, Best Man N, and family

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My brother and me

In case you’re interested in the dress I wore: It’s a nice dark blue cotton eyelet summer dress that I picked up at Anthropologie a month or so before the wedding. I made it a point to look for a cotton dress that I could wear again. It has a classic silhouette and the eyelet fabric charmed me.

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“Eyelet Pinwheel Dress”

(images via Anthropologie)

My parents-in-law hosted the dinner, but let us plan the dinner details. We decided to serve bison burgers (and a vegetarian alternative) as a nod to the local (Western) culture. Side dishes included potato salad and coleslaw, beverages were iced tea and lemonade, and we had brownies for desert.

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Rustic lanterns and pine cones served as table decorations.

What are you planning for your rehearsal and/or rehearsal dinner?

* All photos by guests

Bracele

BLOGGER

Mrs. Bracelet

Location:
Frankfurt, Germany/Rapid City, SD
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 6:10 am

    Good call on scheduling the rehearsal long! Every wedding I have been involved in the rehearsal has taken way longer than anticipated or the drive from venue to venue has been long/people have gotten lost, etc. You always need more time than you think!

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    bridesmomma 453 posts, Helper bee @ 10:46 am

    It looked like your bridal party & family enjoyed meeting each other. The food sounded perfect!

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    ladymegbeth 227 posts, Helper bee @ 11:58 am

    Wow! I want to try a bison burger! Sounds cool! :)

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:12 pm

    I love the dress and the setting is beautiful.

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:52 pm

    @Miss Lemur: Pure luck. I haven’t been to many weddings yet.
    @ladymegbeth: They are very yummy. Try a Fuddruckers in your area – here they serve bison burgers.
    @Mrs. Toadstool: Thanks!

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    mkelove 666 posts, Busy bee @ 4:59 pm

    Great idea! I am just starting to plan my rehearsal night but we are thinking of doing a BBQ or a Mexican fiesta!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:06 pm

    I love your choice of dress, perfect for a nice laid back rehearsal!

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 5:40 pm

    Just thinking about my rehearsal stresses me out!!!! Ugh! You all look so calm!

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:22 pm

    your dress is adorable! and your dinner looks delicious!

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    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 7:53 pm

    Love your dress, and the food looks amazing. Is it bad that I now want a burger at 11pm?? :)

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    paris87 25 posts, Newbee @ 8:24 pm

    Love your dress! And it looks like everyone was relaxed and had a great time!

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:15 pm

    @ all: Thanks for your lovely comments!

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