Post # 1
We’re definitely having a rehearsal, but at this point… it seems no rehearsal dinner. My mother offered early on to take care of it, since she knew FIs mother wouldn’t be able to…
Today I got an email from mom asking me where ‘we were at’ with a rehearsal dinner? You don’t need one, but you need a rehearsal.
Which is my mom’s code for I’ve decided I don’t want to pay for this anymore, so you’re on your own.
We don’t have the option of pizza even beause of our location. There are 2 restaurants that could host as many as we would need between the bridal party, their spouses/kids and our parents… and neither are within our price range.
So is anyone else in this boat? Are you getting any feedback from it from your families/bridal party?
Post # 3
We will be hosting ours. I am not even going to wait for someone to offer! Maybe get sandwiches from a local deli or gather(with you paying or not paying for)at a local bar. Its just nice to have that time to relax, catch up with family and be with the really important people. Hope it works out!
Post # 5
we are also having a rehersal but no dinner. The fiance’s parents asked us if we would rather have the rehersal dinner or a party after the wedding since they cant do both so we opted to do the party after the wedding.
Post # 6
We decided to have an afternoon “pre-rehearsal cookout.”
It was up to us to pay for the rehearsal dinner, and I decided it would be a lot more fun to have everyone meet at a local park for hotdogs and hamburgers and beer than to have a stuffy dinner. That way more people could come, and we wouldn’t be out too late the night before the wedding (we’re having an early afternoon ceremony).
That took a lot of stress out of things. Do whatever you want, it’s not required!
Post # 7
I honestly have no clue. My FMIL won’t talk to me about anything wedding related. It’s really annoying. She said a few months ago that they guess they will do the rehearsal dinner. They also decided that they want to cater the wedding. But we’ve heard no plans of either so far… I hope I’m not left in the deep end here. I’m not worried about the wedding, they’ll do that I know. But the rehearsal dinner? If they don’t do it, we’re not having one!
Post # 8
We didn’t have any dinner planned… basically we said “Oh hey, we are going to blah blah place before the rehearsal, if you want to come, you are welcome to join us”. It ended up being just my hubby and I and his family. 🙂 Very very informal.
Post # 9
You don’t need one. We are having an informal open house at FI’s sister’s house the night before. She was really kind to offer. It’s a destination for FI and me as the wedding is in his home town across the country from where we live. People will be trickling in, so his sister thought an open house with some type of food would be nice. Everyone can mingle and come and go. FI and I didnt want the expense of the full sit-down rehearsal dinner at a restaurant as we’re paying for the whole shebang and some of our families travel costs ourselves. And honestly, I can’t plan one more thing 🙂 It’s taken a lot of stress away. We aren’t doing the formal invites. Probably word of mouth.