rehearsal dinner? clueless!!

posted 2 years ago in Family
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Does it have to be at a restaurant? We did pizza, pasta, salad at our venue because we had it for the weekend (semi-destination). We had about 20 people. Could you have it at your house or your parents?

Post # 3
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Busy bee

paigeliz:  Were going to our favorite local pub/resterant nothing fancy but we did reserve their outside patiobar were having about 25-30 people.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

paigeliz:  What about doing pizza and pitchers of beer/carafes of wine?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We had ours at a local Gastropub (it’s also a big pool hall), as we’ve used that place for other large party events that we’ve had in the past. We had about 40 people, and served a pizza and taco buffet. A couple pool tables were also left open in the area (the others were covered so we could use them as actual tables), so people played for free.

I know people that have then in restaurants/bars in side-rooms – as long as they had enough seating for everyone. They might easier to check out for a small group, too.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can do anything you like that fits your budget. The only principle to remember is that it is courteous to feed your wedding party after the rehearsal. The RD also serves as a last chance to ensure that everyone has met one another, and an opportunity for the couple to thank their wedding party for their support.

The meal itself can be anything from BBQ in the backyard, pizza at the bowling alley, a dinner in a private room at a restauarant ,to a grand banquet.

If you want local suggestions, check out your local Chowhounds Board, Urban Spoon or Yelp.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Ours is informal too, for about 16-18 people. We’re going to hold it at an Italian pizza restaurant (think woodfired gourmet pizza, not Pizza Hut style pizza). For appetizers, salads, pizza, and wine (family style) it’s going to be right around $500.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

we just did pizza, salad, beer and wine too, it was super cheap

Post # 9
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Busy bee

We had ours cateered by a resturaunt at in our hotel’s meeting room. It was pretty cheap and this way we were able to bring in our own alcohol. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We had ours at the Macaroni Grill – its nice, but not formal (better than the Olive Garden). They allowed us to pre-order apps and dessert for our guests as well as create a specialized menu. With food and drinks our total was $290 for 16 people. 

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