"Activities" for the rehearsal dinner?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

kb7:  nothing needs to happen at rehearsal dinners except eating. I’ve been to a few w no toasts and it was fine. I don’t remember ever having a special cake at one either. It’s really nice that you two are hosting it, that’s good enough. So you can stop worrying about this 😉

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You rehearse the wedding ceremony, and then you all eat food.  That’s it.  No need to do anything else.  The gifts, the toasts, the cake, everything else is just extra.  Everyone will need a good night’s rest for the wedding, so you can all go home early.  There was/will be plenty of fun and games at the shower/bachelorette/bachelor/wedding, no need for more.  

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t think you need to do anything special. Maybe just say a couple words and thank everyone for coming so that it feels more “official”. Just relax and enjoy the meal with your closest family/friends. 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

kb7:  Not crazy, just a bride. I don’t think you need to worry about activities and games. With all the stress  round organizing a wedding, I think you will be happy just to have an enjoyable meal with those closest to you after the rehearsal.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

Rehearsal dinner: rehearse, then dine, then go home. If you want to hand out bridal party gifts, it would probably be more appropriate to do so afterwards. When I’ve been in weddings, the rehearsal dinner is usually the only opportunity for all the bridesmaids/groomsmen/attendants to actually just chat and get to know each other a bit. If someone tried to make it all YAY FUN FUN FUN GAMES ACTIVITIES YAY!, then it would feel to me a) like they were trying too hard and b) I’d probably be a little annoyed at having extra stuff to do and pretend to be excited about. (I don’t like the games anyway.) So just enjoy the meal and relax.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Eat, drink, be merry. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

kb7:  

You don’t need to plan out “games” or “activities”. They’re adults- it’s not summer camp.

You run through the ceremony and then you eat. Boom. Done.

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