Post # 1
Mr. Irish and I are paying for everything ourselves. We are going to have a rehersal dinner of course, and we CERTAINLY dont want to nickle and dime the wedding. We HAVE HAVE HAVE to have a rehersal AT the venue we are getting married at as our officiant is actually my younger cousin who is getting an officiant for a day license and REALLY will need the practice.
Is it wrong to have my rehersal dinner somewhere OTHER then the resturant venue my wedding is at?? On one hand I feel it’s tacky not to… on the other…I honestly dont think we can afford this venue x 2 even with a much smaller party
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s tacky at all, especially if the reception is there the following night.
Post # 4
No dear, I think that’s fine. Most rehearsal dinners are at a different place and oftentimes the different place is very relaxed and casual… or posh and intimate while the wedding is larger and more sophisticated. whenever i get to that time i’d love to have mine at a pizza parlor because I LOVE PIZZA!!
Post # 5
I don’t think it’s tacky. Have it somewhere that’s affordable for you…even a house party would be appropriate.
Post # 6
I think it’s MORE common to have the Rehearsal Dinner at a location other than the restaurant where the reception will be held. Don’t worry about it!
Post # 7
I have never been in/to a wedding where the rehersal dinner was at the same venue as the wedding.
We are paying for everything ourselves, too. We are taking our people out to Mellow Mushroom for the rehersal dinner. The best pizza and beer by the pitcher. It’s us and that’s how we want to spend time with the people who are important to us. I don’t think there is anything wrong or tacky about it.
Post # 8
i love the pizza idea! Seriously, who doesn’t like pizza and beer (or wine)? It’s totally not tacky.
Post # 9
Ive never been to a rehersal dinner at the same location as the reception so i say go and do whatever you want wherever you want! That way the place wont be “familiar” to your wedding party and it will be a surprise for all! Always a good thing 🙂
Post # 10
I’ve never been to a rehearsal dinner that was in the same location as the reception. Our rehearsal dinner was at one long table at an Amish family’s restaurant. It was fun because a lot of people who came had never been to one before, myself included. Our reception, however, was at the gardens where we were married and it was beautiful in its own right. So basically, it’s generally in a different location.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
I don’t think it’s tacky at all–totally fine!
Post # 12
Ive actually never heard of having the rehearsal dinner at your venue either. Its not tacky at all! Also, personally I would rather have the rehearsal somewhere else and not be at the venue the night before the wedding. I think its more special to save it just for the wedding, if that makes sense to anyone lol.
Post # 13
many people have rehearsal dinner at a different place than their wedding venue. don’t worry.
Post # 14
I guess part of my concern is this… we have to have the rehersal at the venue, and the venue offers a special rehersal dinner meal – so it’s almost like they expect you to have your rehersal dinner there as well… is it weird to reherse there and then leave to go somewhere else? Is it insulting to the venue?
Post # 15
no not at all! Most people do the actual rehearsal there and the dinner elsewhere. Thats what were doing.
Post # 16
No, it’s not insulting at all. How could you insult the venue? You chose it for your wedding! And also, I’ve never heard of a rehearsal dinner and wedding dinner happening in the same place.