When I got married almost almost 7 years ago (wow, time flies!), both my photographers and my videographers offered to come to our rehearsal which took place two days before the wedding. I thought that was an excellent idea! They can get a heads up on the different players for the wedding, meeting your key family members, relatives and friends in advance so they know who to go to should issues arise during the day of the wedding and most importantly, who to “shoot!”. There will also be less surprises during the ceremony and they will be better prepared knowing where they should stand, when and where to shoot from to get the best shots, etc. Some photographers and videographers are more than willing to attend you rehearsal, others aren’t, but it doesn’t hurt to ask!
Another key player at your wedding who should definitely attend your rehearsal… can you guess who? Why your wedding planner, of course! He or she is be THE person who should know exactly what’s going on at your ceremony (and of course the rest of the morning/day). She should also be helping with the rehearsal as most wouldn’t know who walks down the aisle first, who’s on the left and who’s on the right… so make sure the lead planner who will be coordinating your wedding day is at your rehearsal!