Post # 1
We are starting to look for locations to hold our Rehersal Dinner at and I am having a diffiicult time thinking of resturants in the downtown Madison area. There will be aprox 45 people attending. Has anyone had a rehersal dinner in the downtown area and what reccomadations could you pass along our way! Thanks 🙂
PS….if most of our guest are coming from out of town do we need to invite them to the rehersal dinner as well?
Happy Planning to All
Post # 3
Do you have a favorite restaurant? Anything that is meaningful to the two of you? I thought finding a rehearsal dinner was super stressful until just stopped trying to find a really nice, perfect place, and just said, “okay where do we LIKE to eat?”. Boom, it hit me. It was very casual but damn the food’s good. And because we were regulars, i felt like they really did a lot to make it nice.
If guests are coming from out of town, it’s technically polite to invite them to dinner. If you want to do that, have a more casual event
Post # 4
We are not inviting our out of town guests to the rehearsal dinner because we are on such a tight budget. Because of this, we decided to do our rehearsal on the Thursday before the wedding instead of Friday, that way they don’t feel left out. What I did to choose a place for the rehearsal dinner was went on restaurant.com and found a local restaurant that had a $100 gift certificate for $8, and bought that. That way it will be at least $100 off of my bill with 26 people including all wedding party and spouses.
If you have never used restaurant.com, just go there and sign up for their email offers so that you can receive the promotions for 80% off the cost of the certificate. Then put in your zip code and look through to see if you can find any restaurants that will work. There are restrictions such as
For a $100 gift certificate, you must spend at least $200, alcohol not included, gratuity automatically added on, you can only use one per restaurant per year, etc. It will explain it all on the website.