Rehearsal Dinner

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

In my circle the Grooms / Rehearsal dinner includes Wedding Party + spouses parents, grandparents, relatives and like from out if town. 

* edited to add that FI’s parents are paying for it. If it were up to us we would just have a simple sit down dinner at a local pub – it’s his parents insisting on something fancy and formal. 

Personally I would avoid a BBQ and /or dinnet & hosting it at somebody’s house since those things can run late and people wil get stuck staying up late and cleaning. No bueno

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would chose a place where you can afford to cover all of it, like a pizza place. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsTVLover:  +1

Find a place you can afford it all or if you do have it somewhere where you can’t, just invite those that want to come, but I wouldn’t call it a rehearsal dinner since most people understand the rehearsla dinners to be completely covered.

Post # 8
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607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

i agree with finding a place you can afford to feed everyone. my rehearsal dinner is going to be made up of the wedding party and immediate family. we are have a bbq at a friends house. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, there’s no way we’re doing immediate family + out of towners. That would be a second reception, minus maybe 10 people. Ours is at our favorite local pizza place, for us, the bridal party + their spouses, and FI’s dad and stepmom (who are hosting).

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@awake_my_soul:  if you can’t swing the whole meal, i’d do the rehearsal in the afternoon, let people make their own dinner plans and then invite people to join you for drinks and dessert at 8 somewhere – you can buy a dessert for everyone and a glass of wine or two – that way you’re still hosting them. 

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@awake_my_soul:  i was in my friends wedding she had her & his emidate family (mom/dad/siblings & their SO) then the wedding party and their SO, the gooms family i guess was supposed to pay for it, but it ended up being split up with both families- the bill for 16 people was around $600, i asked my friend if my FI was suppoed to come (she didnt make it clear) and if not, could he come anyway and he could pay for his own meal (i havent seen him in almost a week(we work a lot) she then told me no he had to come and they were paying for him as well, i didnt expect that.  if i were you i would try the potluck route…it would be nice for the “soon to be new family” share our most favorite dishes…or soemthing like that- i think it would be a bit rude to tell them “im only paying some money for dinner, so bring some cash for the rest” 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are doing immediate family + spouses and bridal party (no spouses). Good luck!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@awake_my_soul:  I went to a RD exactly like that and it was so much fun!

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@awake_my_soul:  I got married in a hotel and they let me have a Bbq dinner buffet in one of their executive suites.  The room cost us $180 (on a thur), the beers were $200 (3 kegs of local handcrafted beer), and the food cost us about $100 (our friend owns a catering company) and we were able to feed 50 people with leftovers.

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