Friday Weddings? When do I do the rehearsal din?

posted 3 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@olivethepugwan:  I think the rehearsal dinner is a thank you for everyone who participated in the rehearsal and also a good excuse to get the family/good friends together while everyone is in town for the wedding anyway. If you want to skip the rehearsal (and therefore dinner) it wouldn’t be the end of the world.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You can do the rehearsal a week or two before the wedding on a weekend. Normally, immediate family and bridal party are invited to it. It is a thank you for being involved in the wedding. This is when you also provide thank you gifts if you are opting to do those…

Post # 6
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Busy bee

@olivethepugwan:  What about having a Saturday morning breakfast / Saturday brunch AFTER the wedding instead? that could be nice as well… or are you guys right off to your honeymoon?

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We had a Friday wedding- had the dinner the night before, and “rehearsal” the day of- basically the minister talked to everyone for five minutes about where to stand/what to do.

If you have one, you invite immediate family and the wedding party (and their spouses.)

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@olivethepugwan:  Date twins 🙂

I’m glad you asked this because a rehearsal dinner is actually a hassle for me too. I feel like if I asked everyone to drive to my wedding location 45 mins out of town the night before they have to do that anyway, and I didnt even reward them with dinner…that would be rude. So I like the idea of doing a quick rehearsal the day of, and then feeding everyone brunch the day after. I definitely recommend some kind of rehearsal though…I went to a wedding where they didn’t rehearse and it was pretty awkward. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We will have ours Thursday night with close friends and family. We are renting a beach house so our close out of town friends will be bunking there.

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