Post # 1
My FI and I are confused as what to do for our rehearsal dinner. Our venue is a little over an hour from our venue and we feel bad making people drive an hour the night before the wedding, an hour home and then another hour the following day for the wedding, especially since some of them are from out of town. We were thinking about rehearsing at FI’s Aunt’s house (It’s HUGE) then going out for a nice dinner at a local restaurant. What do you ladies think?? Is it completely necessary to have have the rehearsal at the venue??
Post # 3
Is the ceremony venue complicated? Or it is a church or something similar? I’ve never really seen the need for a rehearsal since most people have been in a wedding before anyway. I would say go for the aunts house, let people walk in the order they’re going, etc. and you will be fine. That’s just me though!
Post # 4
Are you getting married in a church? Do you have a day-of coordinator. If the coordinator can come to your aunt’s house, you could probably rehearse there, but I’d make sure. Also, why are your guests staying an hour away from your venue? All my guests are staying in hotels near the venue, even though I will be staying at my mother’s house about 40 minutes away.
Post # 5
We aren’t having our rehearsal dinner at our venue, and I was in a wedding previously where the dinner was at another location. For my friends wedding, we met at the church for rehearsal, then went to dinner at her Future-in-law’s house. For our wedding, we will have rehearsal, and then go to dinner at a local park. (FMIL’s doing…but that’s another story!) You might consider splitting the actual rehearsal and dinner if you want to have it at the venue but don’t want to eat there. Just a thought!