After a quick sprint to the end of our last minute wedding crafts, we packed it in, dressed it up, and re-grouped at the Thimble-In-Law’s house for our improvised rehearsal in the backyard. The most stressful and most rewarding part of planning our wedding was putting together our interfaith ceremony. Part of that stress: The priest thought the rabbi would run the rehearsal and the rabbi told me they don’t rehearse. Huh.
Reading blog after blog of beautiful brides with beautiful weddings and documented rehearsals, and coming from a Catholic perspective where weddings are always rehearsed, I was disappointed and scared. I did not want to wonder what’s coming next while trying to take in and enjoy every moment during our ceremony. We were also among the first in our group of friends and the first of our siblings to get married, which meant that most of our wedding party had never gone down the aisle before. So I enlisted a newlywed friend and called upon my theatre training and led us in a very basic blocking and run-through rehearsal so we could all feel a little more confident. To make the event feel more official and attune to my expectations, I created an e-vite using Paperless Post: