Rehearsals are a great way to ensure everyone knows what to do at your ceremony. Since the bride and groom will need to be in specific places at the start of their ceremony, they will not be there to remind people where they need to be and what they need to do. So we suggest you involve your bridal party in a rehearsal (at least to the extent this is possible), as well as the person operating your music.
Try to do it at the venue – as then they will be familiar with the surroundings. Test your CD or iPod on the equipment that will be used, or make sure you know where any live musicians will set up. And of course make sure you involve your celebrant. After all, they are responsible for the ceremony. And if you are planning an outdoor wedding, don’t forget to familiarise yourself with the wet weather fallback. Remember this is Melbourne, and our weather is notoriously variable!