Rehearsal Dinner important?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think you need to have a rehearsal dinner

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@worriedconfusedbride:  I didn’t have a rehearsal, but I still hosted a dinner because my guests were from other states.  Everything went fine during our ceremony, but ours was pretty short and really straightforward.  My guests loved coming to the dinner the night before because it gave everyone a chance to mingle and get to know each other (we had about 50 guests).

Post # 5
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Worker bee

If you have a rehearsal you should host a rehearsal dinner. With that being said, I don’t think you NEED to have a rehearsal at all. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well typically the groom’s family pays and organizes the rehearsal dinner, so maybe check with them to make sure they aren’t doing anything. If you are having a rehearsal I think it would be nice for everyone to have a dinner afterwards. It doesn’t have to be formal or anything, just out to a restaurant would be nice. Many people also invite out of town guests to their rehearsal dinner, and grandparents/close family. No, you do not have to have one. I also wouldn’t throw you’re own shower/bachelorette party.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

@MrsN14:  + 1

you should not be hosting your own shower or bach party. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are having a cook out in our backyard for the rehersal dinner. Nothing fancy, just a fun and intimate time for the whole family 🙂 We are also have a small and simple wedding and this just made more sense than a big fancy dinner. Plus we wanted to save money for our honeymoon, small wedding = KICK ASS honeymoon!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are required to have a rehearsal for our Catholic church. We haven’t planned anything as far as dinner yet. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@worriedconfusedbride:  Aww. Pretty sad you are having such an issue and might be possible handling your own bachelorette party and shower! :/ I could undestand one if you were the kind of bride who likes to orchestrate party events like a batch party,  but both? Your own shower!! I’m sorry you aren’t getting that much support in those areas 🙁 I don’t think a rehearsal is required. What does your FI feel? It’s nice to have especially if you keep it casual or your mother really wants to do it. 

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