(Closed) Regional differences re: hospitality?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m also from Boston, and in my social circle, Out of Town guests are usually invited to the rehersal dinner and then go to a brunch the morning after the wedding, like you described.  I would put some maps, restaurant suggestions, maybe a pre-paid Charlie card, etc in an Out of Town bag and let them explore Boston on their own on Saturday.

Post # 4
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m in the midwest and typically Out of Town guests are invited to the rehearsal dinner.  I’ve never seen them entertained all weekend, but definitely included in the rehearsal dinner. 

Sometimes they’re also invited to the gift opening the morning after and any meal/brunch that is provided.  Usually Out of Town guests are headed back home though so not sure how many would actually attend this.

Post # 5
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Upstate, NY here and I’ve never heard of such a thing. Like you, we’re used to having a rehearsal dinner and then the morning after brunch. While it would be nice for you to host something special for your Out of Town guests, in most situations it’s just not possible. Your Future Mother-In-Law asking you to host THREE additional meals for her guests is a little outrageous if you ask me. If she’s so concerned with it, then why doesn’t she arrange something?

Post # 6
3943 posts
Honey bee

That seems like a lot of parties to host. I assume they are going to the rehersal dinner on Saturday, right? So that leaves Friday night and Saturday morning/afternoon. If it was me I would give suggestions of places in the area to visit, restaurant recomendations, etc. If theyve never been to Boston theyll probably be happy to have some time on their own for sight-seeing.

Post # 7
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

My wedding was in the South and we had all our guests (OOT and in town – there were only like 10 total in town) invited to our rehearsal dinner and all guests invited to our day after brunch. But we didnt host a lunch the day before or anything.

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