(Closed) Themed Rehearsal Dinner: Ideas!

posted 8 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What do you think the theme of my rehearsal dinner should be??
    Hawaiian Luau (we are having a pig and bonfire...it fits) : (8 votes)
    24 %
    Mexican Fiesta (our honeymoon is in mexico...pinata for kids and margaritas for me!) : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Cowboy BBQ (its at a ranch in MT...this sounds kind of dum but it was FIs idea) : (18 votes)
    53 %
    Themes ARE tacky : (5 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I kind of agree with your fiance . . . Just personal preference.  Plus, you can totally have a bonfire at a BBQ and do smores!  Plus, the big would still work with that, especially considering that pig is a main ingredient in BBQ.

    Post # 4
    1740 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    hawaiian luau just because it remind me of my favorite movie “runaway bride” where the rehearsal dinner was a luau

    Post # 6
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m a little biased because I’m Hawaiian, but I voted for the cowboy BBQ.  I think it’s much more appropriate, and your Fiance is right, a luau or fiesta would be a bit out of place.  Kinda more like a shower idea or a kid’s party than a wedding rehearsal dinner.

    Post # 7
    809 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    The BBQ sounds like it would fit in nicely without being too ‘themey’ Plus, everyone loves BBQ! 🙂

    Post # 8
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think themes are fun. We’re doing our on Halloween weekend, so we’ve been considering having a costumed rehearsal.

    Post # 9
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I love a good themed party, so I vote for a theme!  My Fiance and I both LOVE Mexican and South American cuisine, so I had originally proposed having our reception at our favorite local Mexican restaurant, which has the best margaritas in the world.  He said no.  So, we are having a rehearsal fiesta instead!


    Post # 10
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I agree with your Fiance, go with a simple BBQ.  I think if you try to do a tropical theme it may seem a bit odd.  Additionally you may end up spending a lot more time effort and money on decorating since you will be going against the decor that is already around the ranch. 

    Post # 11
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    While I think BBQ fits the theme better, I still vote for mexican because that’s my food preference =]. Plus, you’re going there for your honeymoon so I think that’s fun.

    Also…please have smores! =]

    Post # 12
    240 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    BBQ sounds fantastic! And themes are not dumb/tacky at all. We are having ours at a seafood restaurant and the invitations and nametags are all nautical. We are also encouraging guests to wear “nautical cocktail attire”.

    Post # 13
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t think themes for a rehersal dinner are tacky at all.  The way I look at it is, we’re having a very nice traditional wedding reception.  Why not have fun with the rehersal dinner?  

    Post # 14
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    BBQ fits best!

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