- 6 years ago
Hi guys and gals! My FILs asked me several weeks ago what suggestions I have for a rehearsal dinner, since the whole wedding is in my old hometown where I grew up. They are truckers, so they are on the road and probably unable to do a lot of research on this. I suggested a locally owned saloon with great atmosphere and great food, or a local hibachi/sushi place (thought that would be fun, but later realized the setup would impede socializing, but left it alone) and an irish pub. We wanted to keep it casual because the next day will be so whirlwind-ish. Also, 40 ppl will be invited so we didn’t want to suggest anything over-the-top. We looked at where his brothers RD was last year, and used that as a pricing point.
Anyway, a month later, i ask if there’s any update. I just got an email asking what i think of olive garden.
Anyway, i haven’t answered it yet, but I will tell all of you what I think of OG – I think its a tacky place for an RD in comparison to the fun and unique places that I have suggested. i think it is car-lovers-heaven, but i don’t eat pasta and most other straight-up carbs-usually get sick if i do (i know there is other stuff to eat there, just saying). And I hardly ever go there. Maybe once every 3-4 months with FI when hehas a pasta craving.
overall, it could be a lot worse. I mean, the set-up is good for RD/speeches/gifts/etc, the way they have the floor split up into sections would be good also. I dunno, I guess y first thought is CHEAP – not cheap, moneywise, cuz the pricing is about the same as the saloon and irish pub i suggested, but cheap like gauche. I just don’t like chain restaurants.
ANYWAY- i just want to know, is there any way to politely nudge them away from this idea? or should i just go with whatever they say? They are asking what I think of it… so… I don’t know. They know I am super particular about everything, which is why they are asking, and they know the wedding is a huge deal for me, so I understand why they want to know what I think, and they loveme and want me to be happy, so I really think it is sweet that they are even asking me 🙂 They are the best ILs i could have hoped for , but their taste does seem to be a bit more… budweiser…. while mine is a bit more….magic hat – if you know what i mean 😉