How long was your rehearsal dinner?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How long was your rehearsal dinner? (Just the dinner part, not actual rehearsal)
    1 hour : (0 votes)
    2 hours : (6 votes)
    27 %
    3 hours : (11 votes)
    50 %
    4 hours : (3 votes)
    14 %
    5 hours + : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    4827 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    Ours was 5:30-8:30 about. Perfect amount of time I thought!

    Post # 4
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Mine was long but it was because we had it at a friend’s house and after dinner was over many of the guests stayed for a few drinks at the backyard tiki bar.

    Post # 5
    1609 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Our actual rehearsal part lasted about an hour, and the dinner was about 3 hours.  It gave it us enough time to eat, mingle, and give our bridal party their gifts.

    Post # 6
    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Ours started at 5:30 and then just left when they want. I think it was around 3 hours.

    Post # 8
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    4 or 5 hours. We had a cocktail hour followed by a sit down meal and dessert. It was a bit long but it was a great time.

    Post # 9
    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it depends on how large your group is, what type of dinner, and how chatty your group is. Ours lasted a little over four hours, but we had almost 70 people and an 8 course meal. It didn’t feel as long as it did and almost everyone stayed until the end. We still had time to rest at the hotel and reenergize for the next day. I think 2 hours is a good estimate, although it’d be safer to estimate around 3 (get eferyone settled, eat, socialize, etc).

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