Post # 1
So me and the SO are not officially engaged, it is def. coming though. But because we are going to be paying for the ENTIRE wedding ourselves, we are already throwing out ideas and creating a budget.
When we talked about the rehearsal dinner, his suggestion was to keep it really low key and fun. I have a beautiful venue – FOR FREE:<br /> <br />We are going to bring in some folding tables and chairs and push the furniture back for more room. There is a kitchen area and even a beautiful pool deck that we will have all to ourselves as well.
He wants to have music (his bro has DJ equipment that we can use for no charge)
He also wanted to keep the menu affordable for us, but still really tasty. We were thinking of doing specialty pizzas from a local pizzaria here in town that is pretty popular, salad and sweet tea/water and MAYBE beer if we have extra cash in the budget.<br />
What do yall think? Is pizza too tacky??? It was either this or BBQ b/c both are pretty cost efficient.
Post # 2
It’s a rehearsal, the food doens’t need to be fancy!
We are doing pizza hut and probably a few pastas and salads.
Post # 3
CallMeMrsG: perfect! We want an informal, comfortable, friendly atmosphere at our wedding so we are bringing in pizza from a local place!
Post # 4
What you are doing sounds totaly great! As I’m trying to convince a friend right now, you only have to feed people. You don’t have to blow your budget to be able to do that. And very few people will turn down pizza!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Blue Horse Farm
I don’t think it’s tacky at all! All the rehearsal dinners I have been to have actually just been cooked by the bride’s family and are really low key. Ours is probably going to be at our Grandparent’s in the yard with a BBQ (my FI really likes to smoke meat – and it’s amazing). We are also paying for our entire wedding ourself and totally get the trying to keep the cost down – trust me, as long as your guests are fed they will be happy!
Post # 6
MMMMMM specialty pizzas!!! I would totally do that if we had anywhere to host it (me and FI’s place is too small and our family are all too far). We actually looked into a local pizza/Italian restaurant for something just like that for our RD, but they wanted $40/head, before taxes/gratuities, and with no liquor, FOR PIZZA!!!!
Post # 7
CallMeMrsG: We are doing pizza, salad and pasta for ours. Have at it!
Post # 8
No, there’s nothing wrong with just doing a casual get together. A lot of RD’s I’ve been to have been pizza or something very simple.
Post # 9
Sounds delicious to me!! I’m all about sticking with what you can afford.
Do you NEED a rehearsal at all, though?
If you are having one, I definitely would feed people, though.
Post # 10
WHEW! Thanks guys!!! I thought it would be fine too but I just wanted to make sure. For some reason where I am from, everyone here is SO fancy!!! We like fancy but just cant afford fancy… but yall are right ~ EVERYONE loves pizza!
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
That sounds awesome to me! We did a BBQ for our rehearsal dinner and everyone loved it.
Is that your house?? It’s really beautiful.
Post # 12
Your plan is totally fine, and the place (yours?) is beautiful. I would definitely make sure you have room for some beer in your budget. It just seems sad to me to have pizza without it! You don’t have to do anything fancy, but I think your guests would appreciate a beverage or two.
Post # 13
CallMeMrsG: Sounds like fun!
Post # 14
CallMeMrsG: That sounds awesome! We’re doing something similar. Just a reherasl party at our place with finger foods (which I’m hoping someone will volunteer to cook, haha!)
Post # 15
lolot: MmeVT: I wish it was my house! It is actually the apartment complex I used to manage. They told me I could use the club room for free ;)<br /><br />MmeVT – I also agree on the beer! I am pretty sure my SO is going to make this happen for sure!