Post # 1
Our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner is going to be on the Thursday before our Saturday wedding. This is because our revrand is not available Fridays due to working actual weddings. That is fine with me, the in laws weren’t so thrilled, but that’s not my problem.
I have a lot of relatives coming in from out of state that night, that I want to spend as much time with as possible… Well, Fiance family has no one coming in from out of state, so my Future Mother-In-Law didn’t even ask about that, they just called one day and said they reserved a place for the groom’s dinner. I would rather have had a BBQ or something at their place so that when my relatives get it, they can come join us, because chances I will leave once they get into town.
Do I politely tell me I wont be staying all night because I have Out of Town coming in that night? Or do I suggest we change plans so they can join us too? I just wish they would have asked us before just reserving it…
Post # 3
I don’t think anyone expects you to stay at rehearsal dinner all night. Ours was about two hours and then I met up with a ton of our out of town guests at a bar. I would just go to the rehearsal dinner she has planned, make arrangements to meet up with your family later that night and invite everyone at rehearsal to join you if they’d like.
Post # 4
I ran into this too – luckily our rehearsal started at 6:30 and we were finished by 9 – we all ended up heading back to the hotel where our Out of Town guests were staying and hung out there till midnight. Usually rehearsals wont go too long especially if there arent a ton of people there. If it avoids drama then i would just let it slide and you will most likely slip out of there earlier than you think anyway.
i know at my sister in laws wedding, they also had a thursday night rehearsal – which i loved! but they opted for an ice cream social on friday to get all the Out of Town guests together.
Post # 5
@funkyone8604: I would suggest a plan change if possible, or maybe an after party?