(Closed) Did you/Will you have a Rehearsal/ Rehearsal Dinner?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Will you have a rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner?
    Yes, we need one due to _____(explain) : (23 votes)
    26 %
    Yes, but because it seems right to have one --(explain) : (48 votes)
    55 %
    No Rehearsal, but we will have the Dinner --(explain) : (3 votes)
    3 %
    No Dinner but we will have the Rehearsal--(you guessed it, explain) : (8 votes)
    9 %
    Neither! : (6 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Well, mostly just because my family is insane and will need to actually rehearse to get it right. πŸ˜‰ Both of my brothers, my sister, and his brother are all in the wedding and…well…we think they’ll do better with a rehearsal than cold turkey. (My sister will be 7).

    And both FI and I are kind of control-freak-y and would want to make sure everyone knew what to do/where to be.

    As far as the dinner…we are one of those “when you’re together you eat” families, so whether it’s an ACTUAL rehearsal dinner or just “hey we did the rehearsal, let’s eat” is not yet determined. πŸ™‚ We have a while.

    Post # 4
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    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We did have a rehearsal dinner.  Our night consisted of giving out the timeline for the day, we went through the ceremony order and when readers would be asked to read, etc.  basically we just went through the day on paper, so everyone knew where they were suppose to be and what they were suppose to do.  if anyone had any questions we answered them right there.

    after that we just ate and drank and gave out presents πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
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    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @Belle2Be:  We had one for a couple of reasons…the first and foremost being that our entire wedding party (except his Dad and Step Mother) were from out of town and two, I suppose because its tradition. 

    Post # 6
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    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    My bro and sis in law didn’t, and day of we were chix with cut heads.  πŸ™ So, just to ease the nerves of this crazy bride, I’m doing it.  Plus, if gives us a chance to party with our closest group of friends/family.  And, our rehearsal is on St. Patty’s Day, so dinner/drinks will be that much better!

    Post # 7
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    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think you need an other option.

    I had a rehearsal but I had a rehearsal lunch before.  I didn’t have the budget to pay for another dinner so I had lunch but still wanted to thank everyone.  The price was cut in half because I had a lunch over a dinner. Plus, I didn’t want to be out late the night before my wedding. I was able to relax and/or get some last minute things done. hehe.

    Post # 8
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    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yup – Hubby and I paid and we had it at a Chinese Buffet since a formal dinner reception was booked in the privarte room of a gorg resto the following night.

    Funny aside: My fiance at the time said “we even have to reherse how we eat??” I had to explain it to him. So cute.

    Post # 10
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    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We are having a rehersal dinner, but it’s not going to be anything special. We will probably go to Olive Garden or maybe Dave and Busters. You are about to spend thousands on food the next day. No need to spend thousands more on the day before. We’ll probably see it as a chance to get the families together and give bridal party gifts after the rehearsal at the park.

    We need to have the rehearsal at the ceremony/reception site since it’s outdoors and everyone will need to know where to walk and stand.

    Post # 12
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    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @Miss Tattoo: That’s how we felt.  Ours is at Chevy’s and really just a chance to hang out and relax.  Dave and Buster’s was a top contender for us too.  It’d be a blast with a large group! πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We’re going to have a lot of friends and family in from out of town, so its just going to be a backyard BBQ sort of situation where everyone can meet and talk and get to know eachother before the wedding.

    Post # 14
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    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    we are, mostly because its tradition, plus time for family to get together prior to the chaos of the big day. im really looking forward to our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I voted “Yes, because it seems right to have one” but I don’t really believe that. The only reason we’re having a RD is because my FIL’s are throwing it and are VERY excited about it. If they wouldn’t have offered, I wouldn’t have cared. We’re having our RD at our favorite Mexican restaurant, so I am pretty stoked about it.

    Both of our families know eachother well so it’s not like anyone needs to meet for the first time. Our entire BP is local to our wedding venue too, so we’re not obligated to entertain them the night before. We’re just going to use this as an opportunity to thank everyone for being awesome, eat some delicious food, get free shots of tequila (yep, as much as you want!) and try to relax a little before the wedding (the tequila will help with this).

    I certainly don’t think RD’s are necessary.

    Post # 16
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    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We are doing the rehearsal because our ceremony will be in two languages so people will know when to do what and because it is in the Church of Sweden so their ceremony is a little different from a more traditional American one and I am still unsure of some things!

    We are doing the dinner after, taco truck, because we are having alot of OOT guests and wanted to spend more time with them.

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