(Closed) What happens at the rehersal dinner?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I think it’s just supposed to be a good time for everyone and people can just chat and catch up!

The cake sounds very cute!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Typically this is when the bride and groom give out parent and bridal party gifts. If you don’t have a wedding party, it would still be a good idea to give a toast to anyone who helped you a long the way or just to say some nice things about the people who travelled so far to be with you?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you have any gifts to give anyone (maybe the minister if he/she’s at the dinner, or your parents, or someone special who helped you a lot with wedding planning), then the rehearsal dinner is a good time to do that.  Besides that, just keep it casual and unscripted, and let people mingle and chat.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The rehearsal dinner can be whatever you make of it. I think of it as a more casual affair where I can just (try to) relax and spend more time with family and friends. Our RD is all out of town guests, which in our case is basically everyone who is coming to the wedding! We are going to have some lawn games (bocci ball, horseshoes, ladderball) as well as a slideshow. We will probably give out our gifts at this point and give a little thank you toast to all of our guests and pointing out specific people who helped us a lot along the way. I am very excited!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

The rehearsal dinner, as others have said, is definitely the time to pass out any gift for parents or special people, if you have them.

Otherwise, it’s just a day to kind of reflect on the next day’s events, and for people to give casual toasts. This is also a really good time to get personal with those who have helped you a lot, or recognize your parents or grandparents. 

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