(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner ?’s

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It should start right after your rehearsal at the ceremony site.  For example if your rehearsal is from 5-6. Then you can dinner at 6:30.  It is nice to invite the officiant but not necessary. We plan on inviting our priest to ours though.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

6:30 until the restaurant closes at 10 or whenever people want to leave. Yes, you should invite your officiant.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

About a half hour or so after the rehearsal is over.  You should invite the officiant but some of them don’t attend.  It depends on how many people you have coming but we just a part of the restaurant reserved for us so we could stay as long as we wanted (didn’t stay much past dinner).

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Our rehearsal dinner was about 15-20 minutes after our rehearsal, but that was because it was literally down the way from our venue.  I would say 30 minutes after and to play on your rehearsal to be 30 minutes-1 hour.  I would invite your officiant, the bridal party and any out of towners/family if you are doing that as well.  Ours lasted about 2-3 hours, we had a cocktail hour, then dinner then mingled around for a bit after.  It was on the Queen Mary so we went outside to see the view and everything.

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