Post # 1
looking for something non traditional. I want it to be relaxing and inexpensive. Was thinking a get together at my parents with finger foods and drinks. Is that too casual? And will my mom be overwhelmed with having people there the day before the wedding? Any bees have ideas or did something similar?
Post # 2
I don’t think it’s too casual… I think the point of the rehearsal dinner is just to thank your family and bridal party for supporting yall and helping the process and giving everybody a chance to mingle before the wedding. And to actually rehearse so your peeps know whats going on during the ceremony… do whatever works for you!
Have you talked to your mom about this idea? My best friend had a day after the wedding brunch thing at her mom’s house and there were a lot of people there. Her mom didn’t seem stressed or overwhelmed but I guess she thrives in big gatherings like that. It doesn’t sound like you will have too many guests so I think your mom would be OK but def talk to her about it first! =o)
We will be doing ours at a local pizza place. Just renting out a room and we will pay for the food but guests will have to pay for their own alcoholic beverages as we don’t have the budget to let everyone drink to their hearts content 2 nights in a row… LOL. It’s not like a Pizza Hut or a chain restaurant like that. Local, laid back and super cute restaurant.
Post # 3
Kourtlynn02: We wanted to do something like this but we had nowhere to do it. We (DH’s parents…) took everyone out for lunch at an upscale pub type place. IT worked well and everyone enjoyed it.
Post # 4
Kourtlynn02: I think a get together at your parents is a great idea.. Although I can see that being stressful on your parents.
my brother and sister in law did their rehearsal at donatos pizza in their small party room area and it was perfect! Laid back and not too expensive.. Plus the room was free! Places like that are always great 🙂
Post # 5
We had my brothers at a pizza restaurant and mine will be at a local Chinese place. $20 per person…served family style. I’m not sure what your budget or guest number is…
You can always get a few catered trays of anything! Most restaurants have a catering menu. That way, no one has to make anything and you can still have it at your moms.
Post # 6
I love the pizza place idea! never thought of that. We will have like 15 or 20 people so a big tossed salad a few pies with some soda and pitchers of beer sounds like a great low stress situation.
Post # 7
Kourtlynn02: We had a BBQ at my dad’s house for the rehearsal. People told us it was the best rehearsal dinner they had ever been to. Everyone dressed casually, had good food, drank, played lawn games, etc. It was so much fun! I highly recommend something casual.
Post # 8
A pub with live music works great too!