Any Bees have a Thursday Rehearsal & Rehearsal Dinner?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

@springbride23:  I’ve been a BM where it was Thurs rehearsal and it was fine.  The only issue I see is if you have OOT people that will have to add an extra day to their travel plans to be there.  Since your MOH isn’t sure if she can be there, for me it would be important to have her there…. and that would be my hesitation (having it on Thurs vs Fri will not mess with people’s memory on where they need to stand/enter).

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Like the PP said, it’s really only an issue for out of town people. They would have to take 2 days off work instead of 1. If everyone who is OOT is ok with it just make sure it’s late enough to allow people to take as little time from work as possible.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@springbride23:  we’ll have to do a Thursday rehearsal. Our venue offers rehearsals on Tues, Weds and Thurs. I guess Friday isn’t an option because they do Friday weddings. I’ll probably ask if we can do a Friday rehearsal if there isn’t a Friday wedding. I feel like it would just be inconvenient for our bridal party, since most of the BP isn’t local (and neither are we, actually, although it’s in our hometown).

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

@springbride23:  Have you talked to your MOH about it?  If she’s ok with potentially missing it, and is comfortable with her role during the ceremony (e.g. the type of person you or someone else could easily give the run down to and have her roll with it), then I’d definitely go for the the Thurs rehearsal!

 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yes.  My wedding was on a Friday evening, so my rehearsal and rehearsal dinner were on a Thursday night.

Our parents and all of our bridal party members were present, as was our officiant (but not his wife, because she had to work).  However, since our venue is 1.5 hours away from the majority of our local guests, some of our musicians and their spouses were unable to attend.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@springbride23:  We are having ours on a thursday since our wedding will be friday.  We have a blended family and big bridal party so there will be about 30 people…we decided it would be too expensive to do a restaurant so FI’s family offered to let us have the dinner at their house and we are getting it catered.  Venue coordinator said since we have such a large party (6/Bm, 6/GM, 2 FG, 2 RB) that it will most likely take us around an hour to get through everything.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@springbride23:  We are having a Thursday rehearsal mainly because FI is coming up to Michigan that Wednesday and the only other free day is the Thursday before the wedding. Though we are having it real simple of just going to the hall, running through everything real quick and then just going over to my dad’s and having a bbq/fire at his house for dinner. All we are inviting is our parents, siblings, and the wedding party and thats all.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@springbride23:  We’re having a thursday rehersal – our Church recommended it, as the day before gets crazy.  Only one member of our wedding party is from out of town, and if he can’t come in early, I’m sure we can catch him up to speed.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@oracle:  My close friend and her now-husband chose to have theirs on a Thursday for a Saturday wedding so that they could relax and drink as much as they wanted. They came with a bunch of us to after party at a different bar, and it was so much fun! We were all hurting the next day, but there was plenty of time to recover before the wedding on Saturday.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@springbride23:  Every rehearsal I’ve ever been to has been on a Thursday for a Saturday wedding.  Its the norm here particularly for church weddings.  It’ll be fine.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@springbride23:  Oops. I meant to tag you in my previous comment, not @oracle.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ours will also be on Thursday, our wedding is on a Friday.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ours will be also on a Thursday, wedding Sunday. Venue allows free reign of the place for a whole day, so naturally Friday & Sat were spoken for

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