do you have to have a rehersal dinner?

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

mindy_pindy:  Are you not planning to have a rehearsal? Is your officiant ok with this?

Post # 3
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

No of course you don’t have to have one!  I didn’t have a rehearsal – I didn’t want to unneccessarily take any more of anyone’s time than needed.  Also, I figure that people can sort out how to walk down an aisle 😉  Which they all did.  My DOC did run over it with them right before the wedding – I think it took about 12 seconds.

We did something kind of weird the night before – we weren’t together!  H was at the hotel where we were having the reception and spending the wedding night, so he had dinner and drinks there with his best man, best man’s gf, and a good friend from out of town.  I stayed at our apartment that night, and had dinner with my family and out of town guests (maybe 20 people) at the restaurant/bar where H and I met.  It was really fun!  It wasn’t an “official” or hosted thing – I just put the word out that if you wanted to meet me for dinner, here’s where I’d be.  It was nice for each of us to see our own people and spend some extra time with them.

Post # 6
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

mindy_pindy:  We are having a small wedding in the city, with family traveling about an hour away. We aren’t going to have one because 1. It’s less than 40 people so honestly what is there to practice; 2. Most people are driving the day of wedding, so I’m not asking my famiy to drive into city two days in a row; 3. We want one last night together, without hosting anyone, before the big day.

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