Post # 1
My FI and I really enjoy breakfast food. We have a potential rehearsal dinner site for the evening before the wedding. The mgr is working on a few menu options for us, so I asked her to include a breakfast possibility, too. She said we’d have things like an omelet bar, pancakes, french toast, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits/gravy, fruit, etc.
So I know that would be fun…but would it be too silly or improper? We’re only having about 40 of our closest friends and family to the event, so it isn’t like we’re trying to put on a grand show. We mainly just want people to have fun. That said, a more traditional dinner might be better for everyone.
Please share your opinions! THANKS!
Post # 3
i love breakfast foods too, but i don’t know if everyone love them as much as i do. i think some people would think it’s weird and improper to have breakfast for the rehearsal dinner. ultimately though you have to do what you will enjoy and not worry about pleasing everyone.
Post # 4
I looooove breakfast. So I would SO be down with having waffles and pancakes and smoked salmon and fruit and breakfast sausages, and … drool.
But, maybe if you were looking to please all tastes, you could do more of a brunch-type thing? We had a family reception the other weekend at this great brunch buffet place. All the traditional breakfast things, but also some great salads and chicken and seafood – that way everyone could just pick and choose what they wanted.
Post # 5
If it is an *option* for the dinner, then I say "Why not?". If that will be the total menu, you might get a few people who are uncomfortable with their choices. Ultimately, it is up to you… If you think it represents your personalities and that it will be a blast, then float it by the moms… If nobody freaks out, you should be fine 😉
Post # 6
I think that sounds great! You can also include information that it will be breakfast in your invitation.
If you are slightly worried about having the breakfast for dinner, can they do breakfast as your dessert. A crepe bar or waffle bar with ice cream may be a fun way to incorporate your love of breakfast while still providing a substancial dinner option.
Post # 7
I used to love the nights my mom made breakfast for dinner. It is such an original idea.
Post # 8
oooh – good idea Ms. Peachy!
Post # 9
I think this could work well if you give people some kind of heads-up in the invitation. That way, they know what to crave!
Post # 10
mmm pancakes, now I’m hungry for IHOP. I think this is a fantastic idea, It’s unique and sounds like so much fun.
Post # 11
This so makes me want to cook up some yummy bacon, eggs & sausage. I would LOVE to attend a rehearsal Brinner! My parents actually have a Brinner at least once a week…we love our Irish breakfast food!
Post # 12
We ALMOST did this!!! I absolutely LOVE the idea. It is so different and SO yummy! 🙂 Guests will love that they won’t have to eat boring wedding food!
Post # 13
That’s a great idea and could be a real money saver since breakfast is usually the cheapest meal to eat out.
I would totally get a kick out of this if I was invited!
Post # 14
Most people are not that picky when it comes to a free meal. If you and your FI like breakfast for dinner (which that is the only real time i like breakfast) I say go for it.
Post # 15
Rachael Ray always says that when food is too fancy people act stiff and when it’s more casual people relax and have fun. My husband and I actually had a rehersal breakfast in the morning instead of a dinner! We still looked great and had a private breakfast with all of our family and bridal party. It wasn’t stuffy at all. We got to thank everyone and I wrote personal thank you notes to everyone.
Post # 16
How positively creative and delightful! You could have so much fun with that, especially with the options they told you they have. An omelet bar would be fantastic!!!! Would a rehearsal brunch be out of the question, if you are worried about people thinking it’s weird at supper time (which I don’t)? For supper, I think that as long as you made clear on the invite that breakfast was being served, no one would be surprised or feel awkward. It’s nice of you to even offer a rehearsal dinner, and it’s neat that you want to celebrate with something you really enjoy! I say go for it!